Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Reddish-copper in color with some orange hues. Slightly hazy in the glass, but still carries a nice healthy brilliance to the color. Firm off-white head with a nice level of retention.

Loads of citrus, fresh pine needles, resin and some mandarin orange zest in the background. Underneath the hop assault, white flowers, gentle fruitiness, and light malt sweetness. Aromas hang on quite well.

Great structure to the palate of this beer. Very dry with a moderate-plus amount of tannic astringency. Beautiful malt flavor builds through the mid-palate, before being replaced by the hop attack on the back end. The gentle citrus and floral notes come back to linger after the beer is gone. There is a small amount of alcoholic heat that is not covered by the malt in the beer, but overall, a very nice balance.

Mouthfeel is full, rich and very clean. A nice amount of carbonation, without being over the top. The hop attack tends to eat everything else up on the finish. Nice long aftertaste to the beer with the hop bitterness and resin lingering for some time.

If you are a fan of hops, you will not be disappointed by this beer. It is as advertised and gives you a full frontal assault. The wonderful part of this beer is its complexity and overall sense of balance. Super well made and highly interesting the entire time you are paying attention to it. It is a beer that maintains it's allure from beginning to end.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

This pours out a nice burnt copper color and is topped off with a thick off white head that’s bubbly and creamy. The head stick around for a bit and is accompanied by a nice layer of lacing. The body is clear and only contains some mild carbonation. The aroma is mainly made up of hops and spiced fruits, mild pepper, grapefruit zest, light floral and pine. The hops are the first thing you taste! It is very smooth, mildly bitter and a sweet undertones, citrus fruit zest are present, earthy flavors due come through, this is all I can detect, this is a nice IPA overall. A little dry when it comes to the aftertaste, but still sweet and hoppy, the hops do linger long after you have swallowed.

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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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