Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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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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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep Amber/Gold with a touch of haze and very good lacing. Nice frothy white head as well, two and a half fingers with a semi-aggressive pour.

Smell: Pungent, spicy, fruity citrus, herbal notes, with a crackery, sweet malt back. Very clean and sharp.

Taste: Very similar to aroma, a big bite of bitterness hits first and then come in pungent notes of herbal spice and fruity citrus, as well as some pine on the finish. The malt makes a nice appearance as well, giving a nice toastiness to the beer that balances out the abrasiveness of the hops.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and a slightly oily, medium bodied mouthfeel. Very smooth.

Overall, a great hoppy ale! Not the typical pine/grapefruit character you get from the swarms of other west-coast ipas on the shelf. This boasts a pungent fruity citrus character with big amounts of hop spiciness, as well as some very nice toasty malt notes without getting to sweet. Take into account the ease at which one can find this beer, and that it now comes in 16oz cans, you have a real winner.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper coloring with a bright white and expansive head this IPA sets up in classic form.

The scent is far too weak for my blood it is a nice piney hop aroma. A light substructure of caramel malt is hidden within.

The taste is nice and smooth and easy and flavorful. Piney hops and earthy tones meld well with the malt backbone. So simple and so easy this is a great starter IPA for the craft beer novice.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great IPA I've had many almost an east meets west approach. Excellent western clean Hop bite with that heavier caramel backbone I'd expect from the east.

A - Shiny coppper with a minor amount of haze, excellent head, fades down a bit to a nice layer and great lacing

S - Fresh herbaciousness, fresh mint leaves, pine and a hint of citrus - its not in your face but very nice. The whole cones did their thing!

T - Excellent flavor...nicely balanced but a lingering bitterness that hopheads like me drool over. Delicous bright caramel sweetness to balance the agressive hop character. Definitely pine with a kiss of tropical fruit. Very nicely done but still agressive and maybe too much for most newbys.

M - A little heavier...not too syrupy but close...if you drink it too warm youre gonna have a syrupy tasting beer. If its cold enough (but not too cold) its fine.

Ovearll - A great ipa that blurs the extremely bright hop forward IPAs of the west with the extremely malt forward darker ipas of the east.

I love it and will always consider it a great go-to IPA!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,104 ratings