Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
10,956
Reviews:
2,931
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
359
Gots:
3,134
For Trade:
6
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#14

Freshness Date: None

A: Copper orange with ample off white head after pouring into a pint glass. Some trace reticular lace after the head quickly deferveces.

S: Juicy citrus and tropical fruit settling to pine, earth and sugary sweetness.

T: Bold hop bitterness on the palate which lingers at times giving way to biscuity sweet maltiness. The hops are mostly citrus, herbal and piney with minimal tropical fruit notes. Strong hoppiness with some but overall minimal depth of flavor.

M: Smooth, full, with good linger. Moderate amount of carbonation.

O: Citra hops give this IPA some great citrus notes. I expected a more complex palate from Torpedo but I'm looking forward to more breweries using Citra in their ales.

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12 oz bottle into a DFH Signature
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A: Just off-white head sits atop a hazy copper penny body. Good stickage to be found. Head was fairly quick to fade, although a small layer remains spotty on the glass (don't know how much is a result of the signature's laser etching).

S: Pine, lemon citrus, the usual. Can't pick up much of the malt, but that's just fine.

T: Pine, citrus rind, herbal notes. Slightly more resinous in the aftertaste.

M: Smooth and soft with a very good level of carbonation.

O: Thank you SN. A nicely priced IPA that can actually be found pretty fresh and is worth buying. Will revisit, hopefully in can form next time.

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12 oz bottle with 216 Julien Code (2 months old), poured into Imperial Pint Glass
A- Pours thick two finger creamy/fluffy slightly off white head, Really nice retention, good lacing, Body is a slightly hazy copper/amber, lots of carbonation
S- Very floral (much more than I remember their Floral IPA being), hops, citrus and pine
T- Nice bitterness, pretty sharp bite, good malt balance, more floral features (best I can describe it), citrus is there too, hops linger
M- Great mouthfeel here, good balance, a little sticky and dry, flavors linger forever
O- Terrific from beginning to end, looks, tastes and feels great, A great IPA available almost anywhere.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,956 ratings.
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