Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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11,141 Ratings
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo 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:
#1,530
Reviews:
2,969
Ratings:
11,141
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
3,284
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,141 |  Reviews: 2,969
Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hops-Aholic
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A damn good beer considering the price and availability (at least in California). Every time I have one of these I wonder: "Who do we ever buy anything else?" Hoppy, balanced, alcohol at just the right amount, and only $4 for a bomber at a grocery store a couple blocks away.

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Photo of Iski100
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matt3719
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scooob
3.02/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've tried this occasionally through the years, always wanting to like it, especially since it's often the only DIPA at the grocery store, and since SN Pale Ale was the first hop-forward craft beer I ever had and loved, way back in the day. But I've never taken to the lingering one-note harshness that Torpedo finishes with. To each his own, but I'd much much rather have a Lagunitas Maximus or Hop Stoopid (to name a couple that aren't too hard to find). I need things to end on a sweeter note, in life and in beer.

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very classic look. Smells quite nice but without anything overpowering. The taste is very similar - quite piney, with some grapefruit and an above-average maltiness for an IPA, which is alright by me. The hoppiness is prominent but not overpowering (you won't find a hoppy sensory overload here), and there's no overly bitter after-taste. Nothing jumps out at me as exceptional, but it's remarkably well-rounded and quite tasty - deserving of its reputation. It won't be my go-to IPA, but will always be a solid choice.

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Photo of Reed-n-Btown
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great go-to IPA if you live in California as it is available everywhere here. Not my favorite but it is in my top 5. The availability is a huge plus in my book.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nicole309
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of white_pony21
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dada100
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbankovs
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrummerJake57
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My go to American IPA. Very enjoyable. Good malt and hop balance. Nice lacing, a bit sticky.

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Photo of SailIntoTheStout
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grill20
3.17/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DeeBreezy
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wekoontz
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bart_Alive
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks great. Super pine smell and flavor. Complexity over time. Love it. Cheap too. $14 a dozen when a brewery opened near by. Yea me!

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Photo of Anayalator
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark copper body with pure white head. Lacing is wonderful. Smell is the worst part of the beer. Smells like pine and citrus hops but it’s barely there if you’re looking for it. Tastes like American hops, grapefruit, and pine. Smoother and crisp dry finish. Top 5 ipa personally

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Photo of sb17
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arr3388
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,141 ratings