Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,193 Ratings
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo 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 +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok so IPA addict here. I lika the piney. If it wasn't for beautiful hoppy floral awesomeness like this I wouldn't even bother. Amazing beer. Abv hidden impeccably. Just damn perfect. All other ipa should bow to this beast. Pairs well with uhhm...breathing. Mouthfeel is full and creamy like it should be. Nose is like walking through a Christmas tree forest. Leviathian, great divide, snake handler, green flash, all others do not compare. Nice, clean, consistent and refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of oi_scout_jessie
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This poured a light brown, slightly orange color. It had a puffy, off-white, 1 finger thick head. And it had a thin lacing that stuck around for a while.

Smell: It had a nice Hoppy smell to it. I could sense a slight citrus and piney smell.

Taste: This was a really tasty brew. The taste went along hand in hand with the smell; but the Hops had a higher presence in the taste. It had a nice hoppy bitterness to it which was directly followed by a smooth malty presence.

Mouthfeel: This beer was very refreshing; it had a nice crisp carbonation to it and it had a medium to full-bodied feel to it. Once the beer was gone, it left a slightly warming and dry taste in my mouth.

Overall: This was definitely a good beer. Sierra Nevada just never seems to disappoint me. This was a solid IPA. It had both, the scent and taste that I was looking for. This left a nice hoppy aftertaste, and I’ll definitely be drinking this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a dense one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving modest lacing.

Grapefruit, pine, resin, and floral hops complement a savory toasted malt backbone to form the aroma. Fresh cut grass and caramel notes emerge.

Underpinnings of muted grapefruit and pine become fairly bitter and resiny mid palate, finishing grassy and moderately bitter. The toasted malt backbone is ever present, but does not outshine the hop profile. The aftertaste is earthy and herbal.

Body is moderate to perhaps a tad full, with moderate carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Resin and bitterness dominate overall, but there's a great malt backbone and enough citrus and grassy notes to keep things interesting. Great bang for the buck.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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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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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,193 ratings