Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo 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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Ratings: 11,011 |  Reviews: 2,940
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love how this beer is so readily available in the states. I must say that this is right up there with all of the best IPA's I've ever had. The hops are very complex and loaded with citrus and pine flavors. I think that torpedo hop thingy that they use to infuse the hops makes a big difference. You can really taste ALL of the hops. The malt and hops are absolutely perfectly balanced as well.

I absolutely cannot fathom why anyone would buy a six pack of Coors, Bud, or Miller for $6.99-$7.99 when you can buy a six pack of the Torpedo IPA for $8.99-$9.99. One of the best beers I've ever had...seriously.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Fusion_Pirate
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured vigorously from a cold 16oz can into a weizen glass, Torpedo Extra IPA yielded a massive 2 and 1/2 fingers of rich, cream-colored head which died very gradually, leaving extensive, elaborate lacing on the glass with almost glue-like retention. The color is a dark, opaque almost rusty burnt orange. One of the best-looking beers I've ever seen!

S: A fruity, robust magnum hop scent hits your olfactories immediately, along with notes of pine needles and a faint caramel malt back end. What a righteous smell...

T: A true marriage of bitter, citrus hops and caramel-candy maltiness with a vaguely boozy finish. Balance is the theme of the day here...carbonation is extremely mild, barely tickling the tongue as a functional vehicle for the hop/malt dynamic duo to do their thang. Poetry in motion!

M: Although mild in carbonation and very balanced in flavor, that tiny bit of lingering booziness tends to cause of a bit of 'tongue jumping' that accumulates gradually as you drink the beer. Hell, I don't even know if it's a good or bad just 'is'.

O: Torpedo Extra IPA blew my sensory doors off...while it's not quite the smorgasbord of perfection that their 'Hoptimum' Imperial IPA is (not a fair comparison, after all), it's probably in my "Top Five" when it comes to medium gravity, moderate microbrewed IPAs.

A little over halfway through this beer and my weekend has improved immeasurably because of it. Thank You, Sierra Nevada!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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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  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip. Beautiful dark amber with two inch off white head. Good retention and great lacing.

Smell is great. Pine, grapefruit, all hops. Maybe a little malt sweetness.

Taste is outstanding. A nice hoppy blast that lingers. A little malt sweetness in the middle and lingering hoppiness. This is what an American ipa should taste like. Really good balance.

Mouthfeel is nearly perfect. Just the right amount of carbonation and really smooth. Nice.

Overall a great American ipa. A hophead delight. If you like the hops - a must try and for me, a go to ipa.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,011 ratings
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