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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4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my sam adams perfect pint glass or whatever it's called. consumed at about 67degrees F.

A: copper color, white head that lasts forever, leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass as I drink.

S: piney, grassy, earthy hops. not much else as far as I can tell

T: hops to start, hops in the middle, slightly sweet end. more piney/earthy than citrusy. typical sierra nevada yeast taste at the end

M: nice. leaves my lips a bit sticky. alcohol burn in my throat/on the back of my tongue. I prefer a nice prickly carbonation in an IPA, and that is slightly lacking.

O: beautiful looking beer, smell is good but not complex, taste is spot-on, I would prefer a tiny bit more carbonation. Really good beer and easy to find around here: my go to IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- gold orange, off-white decent lasting head. Some sediment in suspension

Aroma- bready malt and some resinous/piney hops

Taste- slight biscuit with big resinous pine flavors. Slight citrus notes. Sweetness that is quickly balanced by assertive bitterness

Mouthfeel- medium very balanced for an ipa of over 7 percent

Overall- a great ipa that almost everyone has access to.

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4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Nov. 10, so about 6 weeks old (first 4 numbers on stamp are "2314": 2012, 314th day of the year)

A: Huge, uneven soapy head. Clear, light amber body. Great retention and lacing along the glass as I drink more.

S: Subdued hops in the nose, was expecting a bit more.

T: Great balance. It's got enough hop bite to satisfy the hopheads, but it's balanced well for any craft beer drinker to enjoy.

M: Mouthfeel is great. Drinks nice for a 7% IPA. I could session these and probably end up in trouble.

O: I prefer this over Celebration. I think this one actually lives up to the SN hype. And at these prices, it's a great buy.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright copper color, very slight haze and a thin white head with tight lacing

S-Resiny and piney hop with some citrus

T-Bright citrusy hops up front with a smooth and not too sweet malt to balance.

M-Medium carbonation, slightly prickly, medium bodied

O- A fine pale ale, a touch more on the resiny piney side of the hop spectrum and not as citrusy as some

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured in plastic pint glass.

A - clear amber with beige head.Exceptional head for style left a long-lasting surface coating.

S - piney and citrusy (grapefruit) hops with subtle herbal notes and caramel malt in about a 65/35 ratio (hops/malt).

T - Predominately hoppy with a strong hop finish. Nice level of bitterness given strong hop content. {SN says IBU = 65}.

M - Medium body with lively carbonation. Crisp

O: excellent American IPA that fairs fine in a can.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden into snifter with nice thick head that lingers well in glass.

Smell is tangerine, grapefruit, pine and musty oranges.

Taste is sweet with lots of citrus (tangerine) midway and a nice musty bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Dry.

Overall this is an excellent IPA. Will always be a go-to beer for me.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,912 ratings.
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