Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,158 Ratings
Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a really nice IPA it says citrus and pine flavor but i get more of the piney IPA flavor and my preference is slightly leaning towards the citrus side but overall a really good beer I definitely would buy it again but probably only 6 and not a 12pack but the more you drink the better the mouthfeel the better the taste..etc. i poured this into a tall beer glass and it brought more of the flavors out and not just the pine

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle with a freshness date that was coded into a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper color with an off white foamy head. The lace really sticks to the glass.

S: Defininately a citrus and pine smell. Smells refreshing on a hot summer day.

T: Perfect grapefruit taste is the first thing I notice then a pine taste with a more mellow malt taste that is in the background.

M: Almost chewy. Delicious. Juicy and kind of sticky. I want to give it a 5.0 but lest it as a 4.5 thinking that someone might craft a beer that is better. 4.8 if available number.

O: The first time I tasted this beer, I wasn't a fan. It was on draft and I was having pizza. I decided to give it another try and bought a six-pack. It is now one of my favorites. It deserves my first review! This is a refreshing and tastey beer. It has a really great price and is now all the time in my refigerator.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in Pittsburgh on a business trip. Poured into a large 20 oz. pint glass. Dark amber color nicely complimented by a giant 2 finger, creamy, tan head. After taking a whiff, I noticed lots of citrus and piney notes, but also some honey and vanilla from the malts. The taste was sweet and bitter...perhaps bittersweet? I really enjoyed the mellow sweetness that Torpedo brought to the table, but I wish the hops were more prevalent For a California, "extra" IPA, I was expecting a little more on that front, but the taste was overall quite enjoyable. As for the mouthfeel, the carbonation was nice and moderate and it left a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Definitely a solid IPA. I really enjoyed it, and I think it would be a great intro for someone who is looking to transition from Pale Ales into the hoppier IPAs. Looks great, smells great, and tastes great. A great offering from Sierra Nevada.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good old Torpedo. So glad this is in cans now as it makes for a perfect camp/pool beer. Poured into a glass for the review.

A - pretty glorious actually. Nice copper color but fairly opaque. Fairly large off-white head that sticks around ok with excellent lacing.

S - a nice citrus and pine nose. Fairly sweet citrus (hi there citra) and resin gives it a pretty sweet nose but the pine balances it nicely.

T - balanced. Plenty of the sweet citrus here again but that leads into a grassiness that's not so present in the aroma. The grassiness heads off and is followed by piney, resinous bitterness. A little bit of backing malt but this is a hop show. The bitterness is fairly resilient. Tasty.

M - on the slightly thicker side. Carbonation is nice enough to give it a slightly creamy mouthfeel. It's a bit juicy but not in the extreme. Quality.

O - a good, solid IPA. I'm a big piney/grassy IPA fan, so this is right up my alley, and the citra gives it some nice fruitiness to balance that out. More malt backing than some of the typical "west coast" IPAs. This is pretty unique. For the crazy low price, convenience of cans, and basically nationwide year-round availability, it's hard to do better than this for a quality IPA.

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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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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,158 ratings