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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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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale orangey-copper with a finger of white foam. Develops nice frothy lacing down the glass.

S: Dank and a little pissy under a cool piney veneer. Slight whiff of citrus.

T: Not quite as bright and juicy as I remember. Instead, it's immediately bitter and piney. Lemony citrus and orange peel follow, supported by a perfectly sweet caramel center.

M: Mouthfeel is awesome - full, creamy, yet still effervescent.

O: The big, bitter, older brother of SNPA. A solid beer that's almost become the benchmark for IPAs today. That said, it's "solid," not groundbreaking. And I'm still missing some juiciness from the hops.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Torpedo Extra IPA is one of the nicest looking beers around. It's a golden-orangish, slightly hazy beauty with an off-white head that lingers.

Smell: Hops.

Taste: I love the piney, resinous, liberal amount of hops SN puts into this one. This beer has a depth of flavor character that I can't do justice with my limited-knowledge tongue. It tastes like an IPA fan's wet dream.

Mouthfeel: More of the same (excellence). It has a sticky resinous thing going on that I dig. You continue to taste it after the swallow.

Overall: Torpedo is one of my favorites from one of my favorite breweries. I see this one as a kind of standard I measure other IPAs to. I know it's technically not a "single," but I see "singles" with alcohol contents similar to this one all the time. If you've, for some reason, never tried this beer, do yourself a favor. It's affordable too!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy copper with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy sticky lacing.

S - Light amount of citrus (orange and grapefruit) with earthy hops.

T - Lots of citrus, mostly orange peel and grapefruit with a heavy dose of piney hops. There is a light amount of malt balancing things out. Finish is earthy bitter hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A classic West Coast IPA. Such a consistently good IPA.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,061 ratings
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