Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
92
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10,911 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
Ratings:
10,911
Reviews:
2,917
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
355
Gots:
3,100
For Trade:
6
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Almost hazy amberish orange. Foamy cream colored head calms to a film with sheets and sheets of lacing.

Aroma: An almost grassy, herbal kind of hops carry the smell. Very faint pine.

Taste: Really good woody base underneath a layer of piny hops. Some more tropical fruit notes come through adding sweetness. A bright citrus finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: An extremely well made brew that doesn't have many flaws.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Torpedo pours a golden caramel color, hazy with a full, frothy white head. A nice spiderweb of lace is left on the side of the glass as the beer wanes.

The aroma has a general citrusy tone to it, with grapefruit, tangerine, and orange blossom notes. There is a spicy pine presence as well. A little bit of sweet pale malt exists in the background.

Each sip starts with pale malt with a light honey sweetness. The hop presence moves in soon thereafter, with a balance of citrus and pine hop flavors. Sierra Nevada does such a good job of providing a well-rounded and robust hop flavors. The grapefruit and pine come through the strongest, with tangerine and oranges as well. The finish is bitter but clean.

The carbonation is vibrant and consistent with what I want from the style. There is a little bit of hop residue that is left in my mouth after each sip. It is a smooth and balanced IPA.

Overall, this is a nice and balanced IPA. A rounded aroma and flavor and smooth mouthfeel make this a solid beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz to a pint glass, bottled 038...so February 7th? Anyway, somewhere really close to three months ago, should still be acceptably fresh

Pours a very dark gold with a finger of foam. Good visibility, though very clouded with yeast particles that probably would be absent had this been more fresh. Retention has dropped to a light froth covering the top after about three minutes, good lacing

Smells of juicy hops offering almost exclusively earthy pine aromas. Some citrus squeezes through the cracks, but this thing really reminds me of the mountains. Robust malty backbone has a nice grainy caramel and a splash of alcohol, comes together well

Taste is on the nose pretty well, upfront piney hops with some floral undertones. Sweet malt that's noticeably present yet quietly subdued followed by a touch of alcohol. Pretty good

Mouth is good also, very crisp with a strong filling medium body. Very bitter, very drinkable

Overall this beer is pretty great. My first time having it was six years ago in high school, and I remember having trouble drinking it without gagging. Now I'm 23 and I wish it was even more bitter than it is now. Oh how the times change! This stuff would be a lot better fresh, which is hard to do because it's a staple beer at every gas station and grocery store. When it's always on the shelves and so little people drink it, it's hard to find fresh. Anyway, depending on the date it can make it's way into my regular ipa circle, must try for hop heads

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,911 ratings.
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