Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
11,027 Ratings
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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into shaker pint

A Dark golden amber. Transparent. Nice foamy head fades to thick lacing that hangs around.

S Hops really leap out. Pine. Something floral is in there as well. Cut dandelion, maybe.

T Like the smell, very hop forward. Not overly bitter though, due to to a giant sweet malt backbone. Sugary aftertaste.

M Medium, almost full due to the malt. Smooth finish.

O Not bad at all. On the Sierra Nevada spectrum, this sits somewhere in the middle. A little off balanced; on the malty side, which is weird for an IPA. Fairly big at 7.2 ABV, but hides the alcohol well. Had many times and will probably have many more.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,027 ratings
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