Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,912 Ratings
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 10,912 |  Reviews: 2,917
Photo of Onelove
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Chingringo
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Darkapocalyptica
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of clarknova
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 111213forlife
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Hopster916
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of musicarcade
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of yossarian14
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jaxlh
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of RIKIM
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of twoodward101
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a stemless wine glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Orangish amber, very white head some lacing.

s: Great American hop bouquet, tons of cascade scent, but some malt comes through as well, surprising for a aggressively dry hopped IPA .

t: Bitter but very balanced, the malt doesn't disappear. This is a very hoppy beer, but not an all out hop bomb.

m: Nicely medium bodied, not as thin as some in the style, but not heavy at all, very drinkable beer.

o: This is my go to for availability and price in the style. I'll happily drink this every day of the week. Not the best IPA I've ever tasted, but pretty damn close and very available.

 651 characters

Photo of rievelx6
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Good look when its poured into a glass with a darker citrus look very good for an IPA

S- Very good aroma nothing but hops

T- Hops with some citrus and some pine what an IPA should taste like

M- Leaves a good after taste with a lot of hops and some pine on the back of your tongue

O- Overall this is a very good IPA especially for the price

 348 characters

Photo of robwestcott
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Skibum211
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of shredder83
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jrimmey
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Lobina
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of famous_mortimur
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of joeworrall
3.2/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

overall, I'm a big fan of the products Sierra Nevada makes: consistent flavor, quality ingredients, reasonable price for a craft beer... but this is only an average IPA. It's not what I would consider an "Extra IPA" as listed on the label. Sierra Nevada's website goes into detail describing the "hop torpedo" they developed to infuse hop flavor into this beer. Back to the drawing board SN, the hop flavor and aroma in this beer are pretty subdued. It doesn't have any of the bite, or the citrus/pine elements that are found in other IPA's. That said, it's very drinkable and for $13 per 12 pack at TWM, it's a good deal for a craft beer, but if you are looking for an IPA to knock your socks off, you are going to have to spend a bit more.

 741 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,912 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.