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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11,193 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:
#1,581
Reviews:
2,986
Ratings:
11,193
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
3,327
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,193 |  Reviews: 2,986
Photo of Nass
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is one interesting west coast IPA. I am not a big fan of a west coast IPA's, but this is one that I can sit back & tolerate. Cheers! B- (80-84) score range

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

I was shocked I hadn’t reviewed this already. It’s been a go-to for several years now. Deep coppery color with full, foamy white. Full-bodied, maltier compared to other West-coast IPAs. Nice floral hop profile. It’s not a go-to for nothing.

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Photo of Alpha-Leader
3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Nitty703
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reached for a cold six pack while visiting family on Oahu; the grocery store pickings are slim out here in the Pacific so it’s a boon to be able to lean on SN’s trademark consistency and availability. Bottled about eight weeks ago so nothing to complain about from a freshness standpoint.

Nice golden copper hue with a puffy white head; looks like a classic IPA that, for me, Sierra Nevada basically sets the standard.

Aroma is marked by an earthy spiciness but also pine, resin, rind and a touch lemongrass all laid atop a slightly sweet and toasted malt. Green, citrusy and spicy. Great combo.

Taste is hops - green pine, citrus rind, grapefruit and papaya - and toasted and bready malt. Unbalanced balance, if you know what I mean. Nice bitterness that ties it all together.

Finishes with a kiss of resin but still crisp and dry. Lingering bitterness is pleasant. Perfect carbonation washes the flavors over the palate. No alcohol presence. An oasis in the vast tropical craft-netherworld.

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Photo of DanJ1979
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDPark
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/12/18, consumed 4/10/18

L: Crystal clear mahogany with a big, thick, rich head that left lots of lacing.

A: Citrus fruit peel, caramel malt, and piney hops. Some lesser notes of danky and grassy hops round things out. Mild but nice old school mix.

T: Follows aroma, but to a much greater, fuller extent. Rich, deep flavor.

F: Medium, solid bitterness, great carbonation, a bit oily and coating at the end.

O: Solid, strong West Coast IPA. Old school, but with really great balance; not a maltfest. Great changeup to the everyday fruity IPA lineup.

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Photo of Tunaofthemall
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium amber, coppery coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of bready malt, orange rind and a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose, with a nice balance of bready malt and citrus hops, with just a hint of pine. There's also a certain grassy, slightly flowery note to this. Finishes with a medium bitterness and a little more pine coming through. Medium body and carbonation. This reminds me a lot of Founders Centennial, but is not quite as good, in my opinion. More flowery and less resinous, although it also was two months older. With these 6-month old old school IPAs I'm never quite sure if they are supposed to taste this way or not.

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Photo of pkkosmatka
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vader444
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First day in Disneyworld resort and can’t find any Cigar City beers so gave this a try. Glad I did; it’s outstanding! Classic West Coast hops profile and balanced malts. Love it.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obywan59
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried this a number of years ago when I hit a run of 3 out of 4 skunked six-packs of SN, this being one of them. Haven't had any SN since, till now.

Almost clear and golden orange in color with a 3 finger white head becoming thick and clingy as it recedes.

Grassy and piney hops predominate. I thought a caught a bit of funk initially, but decided it was a hint of caramel or toffey from the malts. Sweet and hoppy from the bottle.

Definitely not skunked. Initially, the taste is nearly dry and moderately bitter on the tongue, Then, on the swallow, the bitter piney hops try to duke it out with the rising sweet malts before the flavors fade with no clear winner. Taste of alcohol.

Moderately full in body. Crisp yet creamy. Moderate syrup coats the mouth. Drying, but not really astringent.

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Photo of ahazabinadi
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zappa99
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bombelsky
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What I liked the most, it had this amazing resinous hoppy, flavor and delicate, spicy bitter aftertaste that lasted long. Very refreshing with 7.2 abv well covered can be dangerous in the summer nigh :D

Very tasty

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Photo of Mdorn
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eammon1920
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chofu67
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My favorite readily-available IPA

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

Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,193 ratings