Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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Ratings: 11,013 |  Reviews: 2,940
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served: Plain pint glass. Tasted best after 20 min in the glass, when it warmed up a bit, but enjoyable the whole time.

Appearance - deep, inviting golden-orange color, clear, plenty of medium-bodied head with good retention, nice lacing on the glass, medium carbonation

Smell - very faint smell- resiny, spicy, grassy, enjoyable, but not extraordinary

Taste - perfectly balanced hopped-up IPA

Mouthfeel - nice medium-thick mouthfeel. Lingers nicely on the tongue. Perfect carbonation.

Overall - Love it. A reliable, delicious pick.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The Honda Accord of IPAs: It's everywhere, and snobs and hipsters will undoubtedly dismiss it, but it's beautifully made, reliably satisfying, and anything but ordinary. Almost certainly the best value in the beer market. Balanced yet hop dominant as an IPA should be. Brilliant.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Transparent light rusty orange hue with a generous foamy head. Nose is middle of the road, has a nice piney aroma with a touch of grapefruit peel in there with some bready notes.

Nice crisp flavors here, reminds me of the McNeil's Sunshine IPA: basic, but a darn good, no frills IPA that is kind on the wallet. The tartness factor comes into play, but that shouldn't scare off IPA fans that crave that element.

Beware of price differentials on the bomber: a local supermarket sells them for $5, but some of my favorite beer stops sell it for $3. The aftertaste is pleasant but not overly long lasting, somewhat sticky and resinous with decent carbonation going on. Overall there a solid drinkability factor going for Torpedo that eludes the $3 price tag and tops a number of $4-$6 bombers I have tried. Put this one on your list, as Sierra Nevada proves that a quality IPA doesn't have to empty your wallet to be enjoyable. High marks for overall value and quality @ $3/bomber,very solid.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,013 ratings
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