Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.16/5
11,025 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:
#1,308
Reviews:
2,945
Ratings:
11,025
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
3,193
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 11,025 |  Reviews: 2,945
Photo of BreweryRun
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Camjmorton
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of firstlighthiker
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SheLaLa
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of lic217
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rihup
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of calcnerd
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of stella77artois
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Powerful, strong looking brew. Dark amber w/ an orange-ish tint in the light. Smallish head, but stayed for a while. Sediemtn from the head sticks to the glass.

S - WOW. Grew a little extra nose hair. Lot's going on. Typical IPA hoppiness, but stronger. Pine, mint, dankness.

T - Very strong IPA taste, and all of it quality. VERY strong. Not much of the subtly sweetness I notice in many IPAs here. Not a bad thing, I suppose. Very little malt noticeable. Mostly hops and a touch of mint.

O - An excellent powerful IPA. I highly recommend.

 547 characters

Photo of calcutron
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jaz58
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good Extra IPA served in a clear pint glass.

Deep orange marmalade colour. Slightly cloudy in the glass.

Thick blonde coloured head with a decent lace.

Nice round mouth feel.

Gentle lemon flavour in the taste.

A decent bitters finish. Not in your face yet a good finish.

 278 characters

Photo of nineworldseries
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Wufdogger
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great 'go to' IPA. I can rely on this beer any time whether from bottle or from tap. Great smell and not too hoppy after taste while still assuring it is an IPA. Probably the best bang for the buck of all IPAs. This is a great 'starter' IPA for someone wanting to try one.

 282 characters

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Pdh32
4.87/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a consistently well balanced, well hopped beer. It's my first choice wherever I go. It's not so hoppy that it tastes like I've bitten into a pine tree, but the taste and drinkability is outstanding. Some beers can fluctuate with taste. I know exactly what to expect with a torpedo and ask for it by name at each establishment.

 334 characters

Photo of Mcvs1507
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Paccamacca
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of gferg10
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of StoutSnob40
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bodymarks
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Woodman70
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of VaporDome
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MPSTARR
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 11,025 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.