Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Bottle into pint glass at 40 degrees

Poured with 1 inch foamy head that settled into creamy cap with thick lacing. Color is amber/copper with a light cloudy diffusion of light. Effervescent.

Aroma – nice citrusy hops, with herbal/grassy notes. Light caramel malt and balanced.

Flavor – Balanced herbal bitterness with smooth finish. Lemon grass notes begin midway and pleasantly linger on top of mouth and back of throat. Caramel malt provides a nice sweetness that plays well with hop character.

Mouthfeel – Medium body with carb tingle.

Overall: Well balanced beer with strong hop character. A fine choice that I will revisit with frequency. Substantive enough to pair with beef or pork.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured in a pint glass. Pretty sure the bottled date says July 8th.

A: Dark amber color with a creamy beige head. heavy lacing on the glass

S: Citrus and grapefruit hops. Piney notes as well.

T: The perfect amount of bitterness. Citrus and strong pine flavors.

M: Great mouthfeel with just the right amount of body.

O: Im not a giant IPA fan but this one is good. Its $3 for a bomber and has a good amount of alcohol in it. This is probably one of the best bang for the buck beers I can think of. I would recommend checking the date though to ensure a fresh beer.

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Amber with a pale yellow two finger head. Good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is piney grapefruit resinous with a full malt backbone. Good mouthfeel and good carbonation level. Good drinkability even though 7.2%abv. Hard to believe it is 7.2% until later.
Awesome value. Plenty of bitterness and just enough malts to prevent flatline bitter overload.
Love the 16 ounce cans too.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,959 ratings.
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