Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4 pack of 16 oz cans labeled 03/08/12.

Smells of fruits like pineapple and grapefruit. Some pininess going on. Nice smell but honestly quite mild for an IPA. Being 5 months old, I hope this isn't due to age. These can were just released here in Mass.

Appearance is a clear amber color. Pillowee off-white head that has decent retention.

Taste is bitter dominant. Flavor hops are mild by comparison. Hop flavor comes off as more of a piney resinous flavor. Body is thin. Sweetness in minimal, and kicks in right at the end of the sip with a little caramel. Bitterness lingers afterwards.

I think the "extra" of the extra IPA is found in the bitterness. Magnum is an intense hop, even though it is of Nobil decent. It could be my palate, but this beer is just not balanced. And I typically love bitter beers. Its all about how the bitterness communicates with the rest of the flavor profile.

NOTED- It's really interesting they can condition with sugar and yeast. I confirmed this as the second pour was significantly cloudier.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fine beer that I have had before and enjoyed. I decided to pick up a six pack while grocery shopping to see how much I really liked it.
Noting the look, it is filtered to a translucent amber color and a frothy creamy head, very nice. The smell is a subtle bitter scent, not too remarkable. The taste carries a bold hops flavor yet balances well with the malt. It hits the back of the tongue with it's bitter, spicy and moderately effervescent goodness. Smooth finish. Overall a very good beer for the price and, where I am, its fairly common in stores that normally carry less than quality beers. Cheers!

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This does have a nice flowery aromatic that comes through when you pour a splash in the glass. A nice amber-tinged golden color, less orange than a lot of IPAs.

Some rich malt at first. Hot and spicy. An overabundance of hops, but that's why you bought this stuff. I don't taste much else, but it is a sophisticated and mellow flavor in a world of over-excitable hop bombs.

Well made as with all of the Sierra Nevada products. It fills the niche for extra-hoppy in their beer range. Actually more drinkable than I remember from previous attempts. Bitter aftertaste mellows out eventually, but it is quite hot tasting. From the 12 oz bottle

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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