Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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11,156 Ratings
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo 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:
#1,537
Reviews:
2,974
Ratings:
11,156
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
373
Gots:
3,300
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,156 |  Reviews: 2,974
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheCondor
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic Sierra Nevada brew. Those guys have made a killing on Pale Ale and their IPA's. No introduction needed. Poured with moderate vigor from the bottle into a glass.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy orange/copper color, difficult to see through. Carbonation can be seen heading to the head from the bottom of the glass. Nice two finger head eventually recedes to one finger, but it stays there for the whole drink. Nice and foamy, stick to your nose kind. Awesome lacing is like glue on the sides of the glass. Very impressive presentation.

Smell - Just what you would expect out of an IPA, no slack from Sierra Nevada here. Big floral notes intermixed with powerful citrus and pine make for a delectable scent.

Taste - Just like the nose, nice amounts of strong hops in there. I am not a hop head, generally don't drink IPA's and such, but I had to try it. Very well balanced. The citrus is the first hit, followed by nice herbal and floral tastes and rounded out by the piney resin. Awesome tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean, crisp, dry, and semi-bitter, just like I would expect. Love it. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall - This is an excellent beer, if you didn't read the average ratings up top and skipped straight to my review. Highly recommended for hop heads and average doods alike. Not too much hops to overwhelm you (i.e. Ruination), but enough to let you know this is certainly a big IPA.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this right out of the bottle, so I can't really comment on the head.

The smell is just absolutely wonderful - very hoppy, but not overpowering, with almost a faint pine scent hiding behind the hoppiness. There's a slight citrus sweetness to it too!

One sip and I was almost too overpowered with hops, though.. and believe me, I am a hop-addict, so that's saying quite a bit. The carbonation was about average. Although it's an IPA and relatively light body-wise, it's not a beer that you can drink like water (such as Sam Adams Summer Ale or Monsta IPA). Because of the initial hop-explosion in your mouth, it's much more small-sip friendly.

There is a noticeable bitterness after the initial hop'splosion, which is then followed up by a lingering malty aftertaste. I would say that it tastes "drier" than I would prefer, but full of flavor nonetheless.

It seems to pair very nicely with a big hershey's milk chocolate bar.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A little sweeter (yet pleasantly so..not too swet), than most IPA's but still manages to master the dry and semi bitter finish. Smells of grassy and fruity hops yet still has an indescribable smell that is unique to Sierra Nevada. Great look for an IPA...a beautiful reddish/amber with a nice off white head. As it's predecessor before this, SNPA...another great beer to convert BMC drinkers into true beer enthusiasts as well as to satiate the much more experienced palate. And for the price point there are few better. A beer worth trying as well as seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,156 ratings