Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,127 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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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a bottle into a pint glass. Very nice amber color. Great head with amazing lacing. Smells of piney hops, with underlying citrus notes, along with that classic scent that can only be described as "beer". The hops hit the tounge instantly, with just enough malt to keep the bitterness from becoming unpleasant. As with the aroma, the pineyness of the hops is more immediate, with the citrus coming into play in the finish. Good mouthfeel. Not too heavy, but you know you're drinking a real beer, not beer-flavored water. Very nice buzz, but the alcohol is well hidden by this beer's amazing flavor.

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Photo of healeyg
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really nice IPA. Full of flavor. Citrus. Definitely strongly hoppy, have to be in mood to be satisfied with it. Way stronger hops than the Pale Ale. Not as much as the hoptimum. Not a session beer as it is too sharp. But wonderful when having 1, 2 or 3.

Likes to be opened up to the air.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a Pint of this beer for only $2.50, so not a bad deal for this quality of beer.

A: The appearance is a pretty golden amber color with a 1-finger, soapy white head that slowly dissipates.

S: The smell gives off a faint, sweet citrus and a bit of honey and what seems like a hint of lemon as well. Surprisingly, not a lot of pine aroma here.

T: Starts out with some hop bitterness and is followed by pine and grapefruit. Has some honey and spice on the back end. Not too strong or bitter.

M: Minimal carbonation, mouth feel is sweet and satisfying. Very drinkable

O: Overall this beer is a great buy. A nice quality IPA for not a lot of money and is good go to after a hard days work or for just hanging out in the backyard!

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Photo of leaddog
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from ABC store in Honolulu.

Appearance- Pours a dark amber with a finger width of foamy bubbly head.

Smell- Piney hops, citrus, breadiness, and caramel.

Taste- Piney earthy hops, citrus, and caramel. This brew is balanced nicely between hops and malts. Leaves a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad sticky.

Overall- An enjoyable American IPA by Sierra Nevada. A definite go for those hop-heads out there. For my first Sierra Nevada offering, this doesn't disappoint.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-amber with 1/4 inch head

S-not getting much smell beyond hops and a bit of citrus

T-piney, grapefruit, touch of caramel

M- good balance to carbonation and not too thin or sticky on tongue.

O-drinkable, refreshing and affordable. This is my new go-to beer for the summer!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,127 ratings