Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
10,913 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
Ratings:
10,913
Reviews:
2,917
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
355
Gots:
3,099
For Trade:
6
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with orange edges with a off-white creamy head that falls to a ring with some lace. S-Distinctive floral and tropical notes in there. T- Hops, Hops and more hops. There a slight sweetness quickly followed in the mid palate by citrus, piney resins and grasses.
There's a good malt background. Aftertaste of bitter hops which lingers.

M- Medium bodied feel with a warm boozy note. Impressive.


O- Bold , assertive flavors that make a big impression. A good nightcap beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The appearance is a straight up red body below a large white head. It has a musky malt smell that betrays the intense hop taste! Even though this beer is loaded on hops, it is never overbearing, just hugely present. No small task considering hops are present in every stage of the taste, from when it first hits your lips to the aftertaste. It's light bodied which lets it go down easy besides the strong taste. The mouthfeel is understated, which is fine. Overall I really like what Sierra Nevada has done here. They've made a double IPA that delivers on the hops, but presents that in a package that's suited and interesting.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into tumbler.

A- Slightly hazy burnt copper pour with a short lived, half finger, off white head. Lacing is decent.

S- Grapefruit, mandarin, a touch of mango and a bright, bitter floral and pine bitterness. There is a little bit of pineapple mixed with a sweet malt backing.

T- Bitter pine, bright citrus and a nice amount of sweet backing. It's more bitter that balanced, just where it should be. Tropical and floral absolutely wonderful.

M- Light to medium bodied, slightly chewy with great carbonation.

O- There is a reason why Sierra Nevada has been around so long. Their pale and and Torpedo are both staples in my fridge when I head into the states now.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,913 ratings.
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