Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,958
Reviews:
2,931
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
359
Gots:
3,133
For Trade:
6
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Photo of brurevu
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Torpedo poured a deep golden amber with a full and fluffy head. The aroma was full of citrusy dank and herbal hops. The flavor is almost straight up juicy grapefruit with a piney hop on the back end that coats your palate with a dense bitterness. The citrus grapefruit hops pulled me in and the thick chewy body makes the torpedo a satisfying brew.

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Photo of akmt76
3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beer was tasty, a bit skunky in flavor, but overall enjoyable. Was wishing for more depth in flavor... I wished for more hops or more uniqueness as far as beer goes. I guess mass produced beer has its limits...Sierra Nevada has always been a great seller, I've had customers and friends tell me they prefer regular Sierra Nevada compared to the torpedo...

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Brianedonovan
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer in Vermont at a bar that was out of Heady Topper.
Very good I must say!
Bought it in the bottle at home and still love it.
Very hoppy nice color.
Mouth feel is nice with a clean finish.
They produce more so it is easier to procure...

it's hard to get Heady Topper around these parts....

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Photo of blackie
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

grocery store bomber

a: poured into a reubens snifter, the beer is copper in color, with a healthy off-white carbonation that soon falls back to a thin coating

s: falls squarely into line with all those great SN ipas/pas floating around out there...tropical fruits and citrus rind hops, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and a nice little fruit punch aroma, fresh and juicy, mingle with a clean, balanced caramel and pale malt body, perhaps a touch of pine resin in there, nice

m: carbonation just around moderate, with a body tending towards the light side of the medium range

t: the caramel and pale malt base supports a healthy dosing of fresh hop flavors tending towards the tropical and citrus side of things - grapefruit, tangerine, mango, passionfruit; a brief malt sugar at the front yields to a building bitterness, reaching full strength and lingering well into the finish

o: another deliciously hopped beer from sierra nevada, not sure where to place it in their increasing hopped-out portfolio of pale/ipas, but it’s a good one, drinks very well

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,958 ratings.
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