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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
11,061 Ratings
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: 11,061 |  Reviews: 2,952
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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: copper. Thick foamy head. As well as the lacing.

Smell: faint citrus.

Taste: yum. Malty-hoppy goodness. Huge hop flavor. Mellow bittering so it's good going down and no harsh lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Nice medium- full body. Think Jenny McCarthy.

Overall: this is a great rendition of an IPA. Malty, hoppy, alcohol. Big hop taste. Medium bittering. Well done.

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

12 oz pour. I don't get this very often because my girlfriend doesn't like the way it makes my breath smell (it's not good, I admit).

A - good looking beer, orange and gold with a nice thick head. Foam tastes like the bitterest flower.

S - yes, yes, this is a good smell. Very strong hop character. Smells a lot sweeter than it tastes.

T - wooh, very bitey. I like this beer because it's not a passive drinking experience. Every drink is very considered, and it's difficult to have more than one in a sitting because of the strength of the taste.

M - my only significant complaint is this. The strong hop and floral notes don't sit well in the mouth. The beer starts and ends strong, so it's not terribly dynamic.

O - good stuff. I prefer Celebration and their flagship PA, but Torpedo is an experience alright.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden-brownish color. Has a large, frothy head that dissipates slowly down to a nice cap and leaves behind some impressive lacing.

Smell: Citrusy hops dominate backed by a sweet maltiness.

Taste: Citrusy, spicy hops dominate up front. It finishes bitter with only a touch of balancing maltiness. Definitely a lot of hop flavor here, though: citrusy, spicy, herbal, piney, grassy, earthy...just about every hop flavor adjective I can think of applies.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a light body to it.

Overall: A great West Coast IPA. Sierra Nevada is a year-round favorite of mine and this beer is a big reason why. If you haven't tried it, you're seriously missing out.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mojo
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't think Sierra Nevada can make a bad beer. This one pours a beautiful pale orange with a 2 finger off white head. The lacing is extensive, lasting, and elaborate. The nose is wheat, oranges, apples and honey. Mouthfeel is full with not huge amounts of carbonation. Taste is excellent. The front end is a sweet satisfying honey perfectly balanced with grapefruity hops on the finish. I so love this beer. Buy some today!!!

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of IowaBrewingMike
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. Very hoppy and yet not overwhelming the pallet like Hopslam did. This amber colored beer has a wonderful hoppy aroma with a hint of pine and spice. This is my personal favorite Sierra Nevada because I can usually find it for the same price as their regular pale ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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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