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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

I tend to be skeptical about the major craft brews that are available all over, but this brew set me straight. This is one of my "bucket list brews" and it is a great addition to the beers I have had.

Look - Pours hazy amber/copper with a full, foamy head. Great lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Floral, pine, and citrus hops with malt underneath. Good all around blend. Nothing stands out but high quality nonetheless.

Taste - Mirrors the smell. Each sip picks up a different hop among floral, pine, citrus, and resin flavors, all over a snappy carbonated bite with malt riding underneath. Torpedo is right!

Mouthfeel - Hops rest nicely while the malts fade, not too sticky. Good drinkability.

Overall - Phenomenal brew by Sierra Nevada, I enjoyed the blending and feel on this one. Two thumbs up, would recommend.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber for $3.49 at Winco while doing some grocery shopping this weekend. All the great things Ive heard about this brew I had to give it a shot.

A- Poured into a tall tulip golden hazy honey with a thick clumpy head. Interesting.

S- Hoppy, piney, with a light grapefruit back bite. Nothing hit me as wow, good aroma, but not a home run by any means.

T- I was expecting to like this a lot more than I did. It had a nice hoppy kick with some hints of citrus and flowers. There were moments of real good followed up by not so good. Im not quite sure what it was but this just wasnt doing it for me. Actually became a struggle to finish.

M- Aha! Heres the culprit. Can you say medicine? Thats how it felt in my mouth, syrupy, thick, oily. Not very pleasant. Almost wanted to do a drain pour but stuck with it.

O- Dissapointing to say the least. The mouthfeel just killed this brew for me. A barely average experience that I wont be revisitng very soon. Interestingly the score and reviews just didnt coincide with what I tasted. Goes to show ya, different strokes for different folks and its best to try for yourself and see.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've tried this beer in both can (tall) and bottle (12 oz) servings. The 7.2% ABV is hidden/blended very well for a smooth finish on the malt/alcohol end. While the IBU level is not off the charts (65), it finishes very hoppy due to the abundance of aromatic and dry hopping via the "Hop Torpedo". This beer is extremely pleasant for a hop head like myself.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,940 ratings.
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