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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
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4.15/5
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11,029 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:
#1,401
Reviews:
2,946
Ratings:
11,029
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
3,195
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,029 |  Reviews: 2,946
Photo of Nickfellow007
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Sum1tohate
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ScottPatteron
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Wally1912
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Flowyn82
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of southeastmat
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous beer. Orangish pale with a little bit of copper tones. Terrific lacing and a foamy head that stays throughout.

S: Pine up front. Tropical fruit on the back. Just a bit of resin in there too. As it warms the alcohol comes out but it's not overpowering.

T: Amazing example here. Clean. Fresh. Bitter hops up front hit you right away then linger. Pleasant malt as tge beer warms. Almost perfect.

M: Medium. Bright. A good bit of carbonation here too.

O: Absolutely top notch IPA here. Classic. Refreshing. All of the qualities you look for in this style. Also, affordable and accessible. Sierra Nevada is a pioneer and producing beers like this is exactly why.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- copper colored body with a thick and creamy head. Left rings of lacing as the head slowly went down. Perfect.

S- Tropical fruits; grapefruit, orange peel, apricot. A hint of alocohol but nothing offensive. Piney and hoppy aromas.

T- Strong hints of pine and plenty of hops. Grapefruit and apricot come through from start to finish. Well balanced.

M- medium carbonation, medium bodied.

Torpedo is everything an IPA should be. I'll be filling a 6 pack of these next time.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,029 ratings
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