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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one is easy to forget about because it's so easy to get and reasonably priced. I can't think of any other IPA out there that is as easy to get, as cheap and also as consistantly great! This is a great IPA from California that I can get in a random grocery store in upstate NY for 16 dollars a twelve pack. 'nuff said.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into chalice.
Pours a light copper...modest head of various size bubbles.
Aroma of grassy hops, slight sweet malt and melon.
Significant carbonation and moderately bold mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, slight malt sweetness, slightly mouth puckering bitterness, oak, cream of tartar. While this description does not sound like a delicious IPA, it is in fact very tasty, slightly challenging, and one of my regular house brews. It's not wimpy, overly off with melon or chalk bitterness, but also not as piney or grapefruit as many (flavors I like). Still, for the price and regular availability, this is a solid and satisfying brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 11/03/14 (5 months old) into pint glass. Deep gold with substantial eggshell-white head. Slightly cloudy. Resin and citrus hoppiness is nicely offset by malty sweetness. Finishes without undue bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little on the sticky side for an IPA, but actually fits well with everything else going on. Alcohol is well hidden. All in all, a very drinkable beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 oz. (1 pint 8 fl oz.) bottle, with code on the side reading 2349205:34. No idea when that was. Bought from the local Jewel Osco. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a somewhat murky amber color with about one finger's worth of head hanging out on top. Some fairly significant lacing.

S - Very fruity peach hop smell. Some dry malts, but faint and far away. Smells kind of like a Peach Faygo or a dirty sock, if you ask me.

T - Initial blast of hop bitterness. A very bitter IPA and very malty also. Fairly well balanced. Floral tasting in the beginning, and then finishes off with somewhat of a spicy hot, wet-hopped kind of taste. Fruity sugars are present, but they are placed well in the background, away from the potent hop bitterness. Some honey makes itself known near the end. Not a bad beer, but simple.

M - Sticky, dry, resinous mouthfeel. Some sweetness & green apple sugars present in the near end, just a pretty dry aftertaste. Nicely bodied, and well-balanced.

Not overly carbonated, and with a nice 7.20% abv it is definitely drinkable, although I have had this beer and the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and I do feel that these brews are somewhat overrated. A good beer for being a year round offering, but there are far more interesting brews to be had. Glad I gave it a shot, and I am looking forward to some of Sierra Nevada's seasonal beers to see how they fare.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA ---3.5/5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,041 ratings
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