Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
89.6%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 11,015 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:
#1,304
Reviews:
2,941
Ratings:
11,015
Liked:
9,871
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
362
Gots:
3,182
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,015 |  Reviews: 2,941
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MikeWard
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass

Looked just outstanding, golden yellow body with good carbonation. Fluffy white 3 fingers of head, which diminished to less than 1 finger, but retained leaving excellent thick lacing.

Not much from the nose, mostly fruity hops

This is an outstanding drink. The hops attack, but don't completely overwhelm, a delicious beer. I would look at it as being quite well balanced, hops dominant, but there is more than that, a overall mild sweetness that takes just enough of the edge off. Would likely satisfy hopheads and balance nuts alike.

Mouth is around medium, the hops bitterness stays on the top of the tongue for some time.

Overall, one of the best IPAs' out there. 7.2 would prevent it from being a session beer, but oh how I would love to take on the best part of a six pack with some good juicy roast beef . Everyone should at least try this beer, it's that good.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of Danielthecameron
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's crazy to find an IPA that trumps all others I have tried up to this point with so many crafts available, but I have yet to find one. It pours a dark caramel with a thick beige head that laces wonderfully. Smells of pure and unadulterated hops. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth without too much carbonation. This beer is a hophead's dream. They come to the fire and stay through the finish. Abv is relatively high but doesn't influence the taste. May be a bit hoppy for some, but you wanted an IPA so what do you expect? Until I find God's gift to India Pale Ales, this one stands above all others.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,015 ratings
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