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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What a treat Torpedo IPA is! Some reviewers here at the Beer Advocate describe Torpedo as quite hoppy, but I disagree. I'd describe it as very nicely balanced, although yes, there is a hop-forward quality to it. But the hints of pineapple, orange, and apricot tend to moderate what would otherwise be a somewhat aggressive hoppiness. The overall experience is very pleasant, making Torpedo a delightful kaleidoscope of flavors. The first time I had it, I was wowed - and still am.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very golden/amber. One finger of head that goes away slowly and plenty of lacing. Nice looking beer.

S - Prominent citrus/floral hop aroma, not the strongest smell however. Some fruitiness.

T - The same citrus and floral hops as in the smell, but way more prominent, and heavy on the citrus - lots of grapefruit. The hops are balanced out nicely with some caramel malt. Bitter, hops with slight pine on the finish. Overall a really good balance of flavours for an IPA.

M - Excellent. Smooth and easy to drink but very medium-bodied. 7.2% ABV is fairly well hidden.

O - Great balance of flavours. An excellent IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Torpedo has an amber appearance. I didn't get too strong of a smell from it.. Very hoppy obviously, since it is an IPA, but a good balance of flavor. It had an almost caramel taste and a good mouthfeel. Overall, I give it a 4.25. A well-flavored IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle. 09/06/15. Bright pale amber colour with a creamy off-white head and excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, resin and a little malt sweetness, assertive without being overbearing. The medium/full body and creamy, mouth-filling texture grabs your attention before the taste does. Medium to heavy bitterness and light to medium sweetness. Long bitter resin finish. An excellent drop. 8.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,911 ratings.
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