Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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10,986 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:
10,986
Reviews:
2,935
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
3,156
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,986 |  Reviews: 2,935
Photo of WhinterSpeed
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Golfontap
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Murph106157
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aemowgli
2.62/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAKings805
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

End of the work day and didn't want to drive across town, I decided to stop by the Smart & Final near my house. This was on sale and thought I'd take her for a spin.. 12oz bottle poured into a tall glass. Nice head, still hangs around until the very end. Smell is great, taste is better than anticipated. Not too bitter. Overall, a solid IPA you can find just about anywhere.

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Photo of jfixxxx
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like you've died and gone to heaven. I've only had it from the bottle; I can't even imagine how good it would be from the tap. Complex, aggressive, sensual.

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Photo of gamblebc
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my traditional go to ipas. Widely available pretty much in any part of the US that I've been. Not the best I've had, but better than most.

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Photo of Treefig33
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shmuck81
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 94rocker1
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheaffer315
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppy4me
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdub70085
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsbirnba
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of torrid_nc
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm still kind of new at the IPA game. This was the first time I'd tried this particular beer after working my way through Two Hearted Ale, Dogfish 60/90 minute, etc.

I let it set a bit as I have never enjoyed an IPA ice cold. It poured a beautiful golden amber color with a nice head into a pint glass. Generally with an IPA I am overcome with competing citrus/bitterness at first, and it takes me a while to appreciate the full flavor of the beer. This one was immediately balanced from the first sip, and stayed that way through the last.

A very good IPA for the intermediate IPA-drinker.

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Photo of thebee
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,986 ratings.
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