Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
11,027 Ratings
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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Ratings: 11,027 |  Reviews: 2,945
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Although I tend to get draft beers 98% of the time when I’m out I couldn’t pass this up for the price.

This poured a caramel-tan color with a thick foam topping, like a cottony cloud. There’s a big hop aroma. It’s crisp, with hints of squeezed grapefruit, grassy hops and some piney notes. The flavor follows suit, with notes of grapefruit and piney hops that emerge as it warms. Dry finish with a touch of chewy malt.

So common as to be overlooked and unappreciated, as if I needed another reminder.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popping my review cherry tonight with a great one!

A- Served from a bottle into a local bar's pint glass (the kind you take home from "pint night"). Pours a beautiful light copper with a half finger off-white head. Little to moderate lacing. Good head retention.

S- Wonderful assault of hops (mostly the floral, grapefruit variety) followed by rather strong bready malt. I'm still smelling the bottle 2 hours later as I write this review. Really outstanding!

T- As expected from the nose, although the hops are much more well-rounded and form a more cohesive hop profile. Bitterness is rather low for an "Extra IPA." The malt is also as expected, with a little caramel malt being detected in addition to the bread backbone.

M- Medium to heavy body with rather low carbonation. Slightly sticky. Very good.

O- This is probably my 2nd favorite IPA behind Ninkasi's Total Domination. A very good one, with better smell and drinkability. Pick this one up, you won't be disappointed.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Here's a review that's long overdue...I first had it a little over a year ago and have had this many times since.

Pours a dark copper orange, an off-white head tops it off, eventually becoming a slight cap+ring. Pretty good lace.

Scent is good. Earthy and piny hops noticeable with some light grapefruit and citrus there too. Not much for malt except some faint toastiness.

Taste is an improvement. Piny/resiny and grapefruit hops are most prevalent with some earthiness and citrus there too. Decent amount of caramel and bready malts back it up. Pretty classic IPA taste that's very well done.

Carbonation is on the low side for an IPA, very smooth, full-bodied. Good balance.

This is definitely a go-to classic IPA for me. It's an excellent deal for the quality and it's consistently great.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,027 ratings
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