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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
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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11,061 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
Ranking:
#1,436
Reviews:
2,952
Ratings:
11,061
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
369
Gots:
3,224
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,061 |  Reviews: 2,952
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a light-hazy, dark amber with a medium head. nose; white toast, herbal pine, citrus hop, sugar & candied orange. taste; caramel malt, bitter pine, floral citrus hops, grapefruit rind, lemon pulp & syrup. equally sweet and bitter, but even so, it's a touch too sweet for me. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. as with their pale ale, sierra nevada has done a great job getting this beer in lots of places, and unless you're in a craft beer store, it's almost always among the better choices.

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4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: range with a little brown color. Tall thick head that leaves a strong film and decent lacing that lingers for the entirety. Tiny bit cloudy. Little bit of carbonation… could be more.

S: floral and citrus hops right away. Some grassiness/pine. Some caramel malt in the background. Grapefruit.

T: Bitter grapefruit hops right away with some caramel malt. Earthiness. Pine. Finishes with a bitter breadiness taste.

M: Smooth and tacky. Leaves the mouth dry and begging for water. Could stand for a little more carbonation. Medium to thick body.

O: I really enjoyed this Extra IPA though I’m not sure I’d like to have more than 2 in a session because of the intensity of the hops (not saying that that’s bad). Only qualm: more carbonation. I need water!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Foamy, white head that recedes to about half a finger ring. Deep, amber orange color, that allows distorted light through. Looks strong!

S - Piney feel dominates. Like smelling a forest of hops and pine trees? Mild malty sweetness underneath, hints of floral hoppiness. Not extremely strong, but fairly pleasant

T - Lots of piney hops and bitter backing hit at the front. Very faint malt sweetness supporting. Aftertaste is a little unpleasant, as it tastes like a bad mesh of the pine and bitter notes. Still, very intense, hoppy flavor, with that signature sierra nevada pine presence. Very unique flavor, accenting a different combination of hop flavors than the standard imperial IPA. I prefer it after having a chance to warm, as it balances a little better and brings out more of the subtle citrus and floral notes that are hidden at first by the piney forest explosion. Interesting to say the least. I can see how some people could love this beer like a child. I personally don't prefer it over a few choice IPAs, but I do love how unique the flavor is, even if the aftertaste sort of cheapens the experience.

M - I will say, this beer feels amazng. Perfect balance between a thick ale and a refreshing hoppy beverage. Carbonation isn't extreme, but it does glaze enjoyable on the tongue without coming on flat. Feels good going in and drinks fairly smooth considering the volume of flavor.

O - I enjoy this beer to an extent. And I can easily see how someone with a slightly different taste could go nuts over this beer. The only detractors are the aftertaste (which is like mild bile, unfortunately) and the lack of a strong smell. The smell itself is wonderful, but if it only came through a little stronger I'd have given it an easy 5. I do, however, recommend this to any hophead looking for something a little different that still satisfies the thirst for bitter

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,061 ratings
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