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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4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into narrow pint glass. Dark crystal clear gold with a lively head that dissipated leaving lovely thick lacing. Smell is all hops but it's tempered a bit with some sweetness, maybe mint or something. Tasted followed; hoppy but tempered. Crisp and clean, delicious.

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

Appearance: A perfect copper shade with excellent lacing.

Smell: Malt, citrus, and pine.

Taste: Complex hop flavor balanced with sweet malts. Pine, citrus, and more all vie for your attention.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium bodied, with good carbonation. Feels like a beer should feel.

Overall: Excellent IPA, perfectly balanced.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- Slightly hazy burnt orange color, thick white 2-finger head sticks around for a bit, fantastic lacing left on the glass

S- Earthy, grassy, citrusy hops with a malt garnishment. Really good overall.

T- Quite piney, hints of breadiness, and citrus. There is a great balance between the hops and malts, bitter/hoppy at first with a deliciously sweet aftertaste.

M- Nice carbonation-not too much, but just the right amount for the style. The body is actually pretty light considering the 7.2% ABV although I would say it is about in the middle. This is a very drinkable IPA.

0- This is a very good beer, a pioneer of the style, and easy to find. Also, the price is pretty reasonable. Definitely worth a try.

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 16 oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a golden caramel amber with nice 2 finger head. Tons of lacing on the glass and fantastic head retention.

S: Sweet malt aroma is first thing I smell followed by nice hop bitter back bone. Really biscuity bread aroma is present as well. Some slight citrus on the nose, this is an almost 3 month old can and that is obvious on the aroma. Losing some of the hop bite.

T: Malty, sweet with a nice bitter finish. Not getting much citrus which you get a bit of on the nose. Really bready.

M: Medium bodied with a fluid like feel. Bready and malty on the feel. Residual sweetness that feels like it coats the mouth . Not a very bitter finish.

O: Pretty damn good ipa and sets itself apart from most West Coast IPAs in that its not a hop bomb, has a bit of an east coast malty flavor in there as well.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,960 ratings.
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