Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
89.6%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 11,012 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,305
Reviews:
2,940
Ratings:
11,012
Liked:
9,868
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
3,175
Trade:
6
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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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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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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,012 ratings
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