Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the brewery ... Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale is a big American IPA; bold, assertive and full of flavor and aromas highlighting the complex citrus, pine and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.

Added by GClarkage on 05-12-2006

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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Produced a plentiful head of off-white creamy foam, with excellent rentention. Colour is a slightly hazy gold orange brown, with steady streams of carbonation. 4
S – Grassy hops, lemon, tons of juicy grapefruit, the whole cone hops are jumping out of the glass, a bit of a ‘pithy’ earthiness, and a touch of sawdust. Steller. 4.25
T – juicy ruby grapefruit, cherries, tons of citrus and tropical fruits, passionfruit, pineapple, a thorough but gentle bitterness, this is juicy and balanced. Some biscuit malt comes through, a pithy herbal character that becomes pleasantly nutty and dry towards the end. Flavour is excellent.
M – the hops are quite a factor in the texture of this beer. Light start then a more full bodied middle, smooth light carbonation. 4
Really solid IPA, glad I got to try this, nice juicy hop character with slight bitterness. Super flavourful with great balance.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.8oz fatboy bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Golden-orange in color with a mild haze. Eggshell white head retains well at two fingers. Plenty of sticky lacing left behind.

S: Very dank, and catty even. Sticky bud. Earthy with aromas of pine needles and a suggestion of bark. Orange and lemon. Perhaps some pineapple and passion fruit. Toasty and bisuity malt base.

T: Big hit of pine and resin. Very earthy hops. Dry herbs, bark. High bitterness. It even begins to go a little soapy and catty. Tropical citrus notes of orange, lemon pith, and ruby red grapefruit underneath. Toasted hemp seed. Toasty and biscuity malt base. Hop oils. Lingering, herbal, leafy, and bitter hops continue to clamp down on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy with a light and effortless smoothness. Crisp carbonation has some bite. Enamel scrubbing hop astringency. Mild alcohol warmth. Very easy and refreshing to drink.

O: This is a very tough IPA to beat at its price point and availability. Kudos to Sierra Nevada for being able to make a beer this good consistently and in such large quantities.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,093 ratings
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