Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,123 Ratings
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
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 +3.1%
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 -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured it room tempurature into a snifter. The color is a beautiful amber, but it lacks that bottle conditioned murkiness that I have come to love from sierra nevada. It sports and off white head with decent lacing. The nose is dominated by pine, citrus, alcohol, and a hint of yeast if you look for it. It is moderately heavy on the palate, and it starts with pure grapefruit and then finishes bitter with a wonderful yeast/bread taste that lingers for quite a while. This is an exceptional beer.

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,123 ratings