Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
11,029 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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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
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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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.44/5  rDev +7%
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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.29/5  rDev -20.7%
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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4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
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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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,029 ratings
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