Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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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3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A: Pours a clear reddish amber, pretty deep in color for an IPA. A half-finger of light, off-white head dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing is left down the glass.

S: Citrus and pine dominate, but the earth, alcohol, and spice show up, along with something that lingers a little unpleasantly in the nose. It takes me a full 5 minutes of smelling this beer off and on to identify what it is, and, after all of that, I can best describe it as "earthworm." Just a little off-putting.

T: The hops are a little weaker here, but still prominent. Thankfully the earthworm is nowhere to be found (not that I'd know, but I don't taste anything too off). Alcohol again shows through very strongly for a beer of a mere 7.2abv -- many 8-11abv beers mask their alcohol much better. Otherwise, the flavor is earthen, maybe a little wheaty or grassy, with a malt sweetness. All-in-all, not too bad.

M: Probably the best part about this beer. Beer is nicely carbonated and has a light, drinkable mouthfeel. Starts and finishes pretty light and smooth, but lingers/coats the mouth quite a bit.

O: Pretty good, but not something I want to have all the time (or even often). Many others seem to like this much more than I did. Even without the earthworm scent, the flavor profile just wasn't really what I wanted, but that's preference. Above average, but not by a lot.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite everyday beers, I try to keep this in my fridge all the time. On to the review.

Pours an amber color with a light, quickly disappearing head.

Smells like a piney, citrusy hop monster.

Taste just builds off the scent. A strong bite of pine and grapefruit, bitter but amazing, the bitterness hangs on lovingly in the finish.

Mouthfeel is nice and light, with good carbonation.

Overall it's a refreshing light beer with a bite, just the way I like it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours into an oversize wine glass an almost dark yellow amber with a puffy off white head.
The scent is what it should be like nicely hopped IPA good stuff builds anticipation. The Lacing on the glass is just freaking incredible at this price point. Let it warm up just a bit (from suprer market temps) and you will experience an excellent American IPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

another excellent IPA - one I purchase and savor over other great IPA's. Bold and full of flavor . Well balanced; bitter, very drinkable, very tasty hops. Easy to get- reasonably priced. Can not think of any other IPA out there that is consistently great! A 'world class' IPA from California Overall, an extremely well made beer.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,988 ratings.
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