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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11,093 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,460
Reviews:
2,957
Ratings:
11,093
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
3,243
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,093 |  Reviews: 2,957
Photo of Jordan444
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of StrongAleSkeptic
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of monorailred
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
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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Photo of UnoMasBelgian
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of freemanj
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jborg
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of 3beerdudes
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of profholt82
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Onelove
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Chingringo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Darkapocalyptica
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of clarknova
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 111213forlife
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hopster916
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of musicarcade
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of yossarian14
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jaxlh
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of RIKIM
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of twoodward101
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

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Photo of rievelx6
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
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

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Photo of robwestcott
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Skibum211
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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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