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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Deep brassy orange, with good 1 finger head. Nice lacing and a little sticky. Crystal clear.

Smell - Big and piney with some orange peel notes and light esters. Some malt comes through as it warms.

Taste - It's like drinking a big pine tree. The hop bitterness is strong and upfront. I would not call the taste balanced as what SN was clearly going for was a hopfest. Some grape fruit citrus flavors work their way through.

Mouthfeel - Some see this as medium bodied, but I think it is rather light. The ABV is hidden well. Smooth and crisp.

Overall - Torpedo is a great example of the style and an excellent beer with complexity and what every hophead wants. I am an occasional IPA drinker and prefer others with more balanced hop character, but if you wants lots of California style hops, this is the beer to get.

Poured into a snifter

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

A: Honey in appearance with perhaps a finger of white head. Long legs and rings of lacing coat the sides of the glass.

S: Very hoppy with citrus fruits with the highlight being pineapple.

T: Once again a complete hop bomb. Very west coast tasting with bold citrus flavors being very prominent. Pineapple and fresh mango immediately come to mind with perhaps a bit of sweet tasting orange or tangerine in more diminished amounts. Slightly piney and floral as well .Sweet delicate malts are present in the finish and provide a nice balance even with the beer being very hop based.

M: Carbonation is appropriate and moderate as is the body.

O: Very good beer. I wish it was available closer to home. I would probably pick it up every now and again if I could. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,093 ratings
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