Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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

A - There's never a disappointing Torpedo pour -- tawny, clear amber body with a thick frothy, pearl head that retains oh so well. Lacing stands so well throughout the entire glass.
S - While not as pronounced as I wish this could be, there is some hop bouquet to enjoy
T - Citrus hop bombardment right from the beginning! I realize this is an IPA, but for an IPA, its hop profile is so balanced, with a little trending forward. Some resiny, piny character, but mostly citrus, grapefruit, some toffee, lighter malts with a touch of caramel. Some sweet character in there, likely a lil' SG left on the hyrdrometer, but it is oh so balanced. Hops shine through, with just enough malt backbone to propel the bitterness forward.
M - This is the epitome of quaffable, sessionable IPA's. Hands down. Just enough of a body to balance and retain the spicy bitterness from the hops, but never too much. I could quaff and quaff and quaff this all the live long day.
O - This is probably one of my favorite session beers. It's balanced, not dry, not heavy in body nor light. It's that go-to trustee that I know will not disappoint.

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

I have a soft spot for a good, hoppy beer and this one does not disappoint. This beer has and keeps a really good head. The taste is pleasantly bitter, goes down smoothly with a nice finish. This is one of the better IPAs I have had and I most certainly recommend it.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,015 ratings
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