Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,909 Ratings
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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass
No bottled on/best before date. I love Sierra Nevada, but come on guys start bottled dating your IPAs!

No clue how Ive never rated this beer before, so here goes.

A: Pours a crystal clear, quintessential amber with 2.5 fingers width of light khaki colored head that has good retention. Leaves lots of lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Sweet citrus and piney hops, pale malts, some tropical fruits. Pretty good, fairly mild though.

T: Follows the nose except stronger hop characters. Some tropical fruit notes accompany a big piney and citrus rind bitterness. Soapy notes, lemon zest, resinous. Balanced well by a firm malt backbone. Really well done beer.

M/D: Full bodied, moderate amount of carbonation, drying the finish, ABV well restrained, drinkability is good.

O: From top to bottom, a really good IPA. For my money, its one of the best beers you can get in a six pack under $10. Always worthy of a drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can, served in a Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a deep orange body with two fingers of rocky off white head. It looks beautiful.

S- Awesome citrus in the nose. Some floral pokes through but I really just love the citrus smell on this beer.

T- My first thought was that this is a very balanced beer. It's got some good complexity to it as well. Not overly choppy, but just right. The malt provides a subtle sweetness and some bready/ crackery character to the taste as well.

M- Full-bodied, creamy, smooth, and slightly slick. Nice.

O- All I can say is this beer is solid.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,909 ratings.
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