Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
11,027 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:
#1,398
Reviews:
2,945
Ratings:
11,027
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
3,193
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 24oz bottle, dated "05/23/15 19:37" tasted on 07/19/15

A — Pours a real deep amber color, with a tinge of ruby red to it. There is an off white colored head on top of the beer that is quickly forming, very tall. It then fades to about a one finger head on top of the beer, leaving behind nice and consistent lacing.

S — Smells of caramel and a sweet malt foundation. Though there is a piney and bitter hop character that comes across.

T — Tastes of bitter and piney hops, slightly peppery, herbal, grassy and fresh. Leads to a slightly sweet malt undertone.

M — Medium bodied beer, though it tends on the light side of medium. It's got a nice and balanced carbonation level to it and is quite smooth.

O — Always consistent and great. It always reminds me of pine and the forest for some reason. If this gets put in 12 oz cans we're in trouble, hello camping beer!

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

A - Dark, copper pour, two finger cream-colored head that slowly fades down to a thin line. Very nice lacing.

S - Piney and hoppy, notes of citrus waft out, but without that strong grapefruit peel I'm so used to in many single IPAs. More neutral; clean and bright. Slightly floral.

T - This is a beer that is near-perfect for the style. Huge notes of citrus and pine hop flavor, with solid bitterness, and a smooth malt backbone that compliments without making itself particularly known. There's some sweetness, but not much.

M - Absolutely great mouthfeel. Easy and pleasant, a very mild carbonation sting, and a thin hop oil sheen. Slightly dry, more so as the drink goes on. As thin as it seems at the time, I feel absolutely full. A pleasure to drink.

O - Not much could make this beer better for style. "Extra IPA" is a pretty decent qualifier: it occupies a niche between most single IPAs and double IPAs, packing a huge dose of bitterness, but plenty of flavor, and very smooth drinkability. Definitely fits the bill as SNPA's big brother.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Low hoppy aroma
Smooth, similar to but slightly hoppier than the Draught-Style Pale Ale.

Shared a taster on-tap as part of four flights at the brewery; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,027 ratings
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