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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Ratings: 11,013 |  Reviews: 2,940
Photo of FriedSlug
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of n2185
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear orange with two fingers of beige head that fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Citrusy hops dominate here with aromas of pineapple, oranges, and nectarines. There are also notes of caramel and pine.

T: The flavor is much earthier than the aroma with grapefruit, citrus rind, and earthy pine dominating. The finish is dry, piney, and lightly bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer avoids being too oily or watery with a nice body.

O: A solid IPA overall. It's not the best out there, but it's drinkable, affordable, and reliable.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 420drinker
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hoptron_3000
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of delta490
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-clear deep amber with a lingering white head
S- not much aroma but a bit of pine.
T- somehow the taste brings it despite the dialed back aroma. Nice balance of pine hops and malt.
M- nice with just a hint of carbonation
O- a solid above average IPA

Also delicious from the bottle or the can. An all-around winner no matter how you can get it.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Cleaver35
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Amber body, slightly hazy, white foamy head. Pine, Resin, lots of hops, nice bitter finish, high carbonation with a light body. Love the hops and bitter bite at the end.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of scotorum
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

a. Medium amber very close to the color of the Short's Pandemonium I had last night., but clear rather than translucent. Finger thick white head disspitates quickly, leaving a lacing ring which hangs in place as the contents are consumed.

s: Surprisingly mild considering the rep of this ale as a relative hop bomb. More nose hint of hops is evident as it warms and is drunk.

t: Hoppy! No particularly evident flavor, but a powerful hop bite. Pretty strong hop aftertaste. A winsome cedar note evident near the finish.

m: Smooth until the hops hit the taste buds, which is not long!

o: A beer with a built-in wake-up call. I bought a twelver on sale assuming I'd like it as a summer brew because of the reviews. Just about what I expected. Certainly not for the mild mainstream tastes of the average summer beer drinker, but it will get their attention! A helluva good buy if you want a brew that has something to say to your tongue.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Orangish-amber; hazy; big frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Hoppy; citrus; floral; grapefruit notes

Taste: Malty with a hop bite right up front; moves to a malty honey sweetness in the mid and finishes bittersweet; very well balanced; excellent IPA

Remarks: // Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,013 ratings
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