Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
10,910 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,910
Reviews:
2,917
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
355
Gots:
3,099
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,910 |  Reviews: 2,917
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of MCain04
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Long time drinking this brew, figured I should write a review. 12 oz bottle poured into a Mikasa wide-based tulip. Not sure of the freshness. Off the shelf for $8.99/6pack

Appearance: An opaque amber/orange with 1 finger of off-white head, excellent lacing, modest retention.

Smell: I don't know if there's a more classic hop profile than SNPA's. This smells just like SNPA does. Extra grassy and piney, not much citrus. Somewhat more subdued than I recall.

Taste: Hops taste are forward but far from overwhelming with more grassy notes. Not too malty. Bitterness on the finish is nice. Well-balanced, but not exceptional tasting.

Mouthfeel: Exactly what you want out of an IPA: Crisp, smooth, and dry. Moderately carbonated.

Overall: I may have had this one a little less than optimally fresh, but still enjoyed it. This is a solid IPA that I turn to time and time again for the value, availability, and reliability. Nothing mind-blowing, but gets a lot of points for balance and drinkability. If this is your go-to IPA, you've made a good choice.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pouring a clear amber that leans towards brown, Torpedo is capped with two inches of fluffy white head that provides plenty of lacing. Rich, pine resin hop aromas dominate with a just a touch of biscuity malt poking through. Citrus and pine resin hop flavors blast the palate before fading into a delectable level of bitterness meets a caramel and biscuity malt backbone. This amazingly balanced IPA is medium bodied and slightly sticky. A great IPA from folks that know a thing or two about hops!

Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,910 ratings.
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