Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
10,911 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:
10,911
Reviews:
2,917
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
355
Gots:
3,100
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 10,911 |  Reviews: 2,917
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rev3rb
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottom Line Up Front: This is a great american extra IPA with the floral and resin aromas and a good bitter taste.

Decanted a 12oz bottle in a clean pint glass.

Appearance: Nice dark copper color with good head pour and lacing around the glass when drinking.

Aroma: Great floral and resin hop aromas.

Taste: It is a full bodied extra IPA with medium to heavy bitterness expected in an extra IPA

Palate: It has a medium body with average carbonation and a bitter finish.

Overall: This beer is a house favorite IPA that goes great with spicy food whether chinese or indian. It also goes great with a good burger or pizza. If you like IPAs and haven’t tried this, then find yourself a six pack and enjoy.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My buddy bought me a sixer of Torpedo IPA as a thank-you gift. Drinking as I review. Poured from the bottle into a mason jar. Sits penny-copper with a pillowy head and a hoppy aroma. Intense hop taste with an immediate pine bitterness that stayed on my tongue long after each sip. Feels thick and swirly.

This is a great IPA, one which I look forward to finding on tap somewhere. Its flavor is bold but not menacing. If anything, I wish the aftertaste was a little mellower.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 24 oz bottle into a mug, deep amber color with a huge light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, slightly hazy
S: pretty big hop smell, bready malts, light citrus
T: big bitter hops up front that lingers throught the flavor profile, slight sweet malt in the middle, dry finish
M: good carbonation, fuller body, alcohol makes it's presence known
O: a solid American IPA with a big hop presence, lacks a bit on complexity of flavors and nose, good intro for someone new to the "Double IPA" style

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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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 10,911 ratings.
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