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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Warning: This beer is not for the weak!

The first time I drank it, I found it to be very strong both in flavor and in strength. It was very different to the lagers I'm used to drinking. After a while, it grew on me and was able to drink it with ease.

The main thing I like about this beer is that it actually tastes like beer, not a watered down carbonated drink such as Bud Light. Even thought it's alcohol content is higher than usual, I can't taste the alcohol in this one as much as in other beers. What I do taste is the strong aroma and rich complex flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Live review.

A: Pours an attractive dark amber and copper color. Pretty clear. Half a finger white head that dissipates in about 30 seconds. Leaves a nice lace. Very inviting.

S: Pine and citrus dominate. Faint hops and pear scent. A bit resiny. Pretty average for an IPA.

T: Pine and citrus again dominate here and I can really taste that hint of pear. Tastes very much like it smells. Hop forward with a nice toasty malt finish. Solid bite at the end that I love in an IPA. Perfectly balanced between pine and citrus. Really enjoy this flavor.

M: Medium body. Slightly chewy but still rests well all over the palate. Pretty good carbonation but maybe a bit under what I would expect in an IPA.

O: Nice dark amber color is very attractive but an average scent is a bit disappointing. Smell of pine and citrus with a bit of pear is nice but not nearly hoppy enough for an IPA. Redeems itself greatly in the taste department. Wow! Piney and citrusy with the pear underlay is amazing. More hops than you would expect based on the scent, but very hop forward with a nice smooth toasty malt finish and a bite. This amazing taste outweighs the disappointing scent and average body. Great IPA! Would recommend to anyone.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice.

A: Golden, hazy, half finger head, not great retention but lots of lacing.

S: Cascade, mango, citrus.

T: Mango, citrus, grass, pine, apple, balanced out by slightly bitter finish. Not overly bitter and hid the booze well.

M: Smooth, light body, well carbonated. Went down very well.

O: The longer I nursed it, the stronger the aroma and taste became. Less bitter than I expected, I hope the long journey didn't have a negative effect. Very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,979 ratings.
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