Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
11,027 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:
#1,398
Reviews:
2,945
Ratings:
11,027
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
3,193
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 11,027 |  Reviews: 2,945
Photo of Deivos
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of flayedandskinned
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of pentasyllabic
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this many a time but never in a can, enjoyed from the can to my Sierra Nevada pint glass.

a - brew poured the same transparent copper, orange with a nice frothy white head and sticky lacing. Steady and even carbonation throughout.

s - Nice balance of hops and sweet grassy malts. Citrus undertones. Smells great. More earthy than I remember.

t - Very even flavor. Balanced hops and malts. Some grassiness and earthy tones, not as hoppy as memory serves, but still very wonderful.

m - medium bodied and even, quality that you'd expect from Sierra Nevada.

d - is it the best IPA out ther? Not by any stretch of the imagination, but is it a beer you can count on? You bet. Sierra Nevada don't mess around and you can always rest assured in getting a quality brew from them. Just plain good.

 801 characters

Photo of IPAguy2009
3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- sticky head with good lacing and deep hazy great amber color.

S-somewhat rusty smell from the malt. I don't know if it's my nose being a tad plugged but i can't really small any hops.

T- very well rounded with a beginning middle and end. Boozey malts with piney notes that last. Pretty intense.

O- this is more of a piney dipa, not my personal choice i'd rather have the tropical citrusy like hop notes. But a pretty solid beastly brew. Well done.

 454 characters

Photo of cyclonece09
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a lighter amber color with a good style white head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. Smells of piney and earthy hops primarily. Taste is pretty much perfect for an IPA, lots of hop bite with a little malt taste. Carbonation is great for this light/medium bodied beer, going down really smooth. Overall, an excellent beer.

 387 characters

Photo of Smoky54
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tln13
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MrSunshine
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of scootpolute
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One Pint can with a coded freshness date…Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear brassy hue…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Very smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied, juicy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable...just an outstanding American IPA all around… pretty much nailed it with this one...VERY refreshing and will get again and...…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!...Chasin' Cheers :~)

 755 characters

Photo of Cowman1211
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of fenix1300
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ceraphin
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of iammatt
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Poured into a room temp pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A- burnt orange color with a mega-head that slowly faded and left great lacing. The glass must have been perfectly clean and the beer/glass/air were all just the right temps.
It has that colloid look, not quite clear, just a bit misty looking yet the carbonation is apparent.

S-I love a big IPA that smells of pine and I pick that up right away. There are citrus notes and just a touch of alcohol. Fresh.

T-pine and garden flavors upfront with a smooth and bitter citrus hop trail. Bold and flavorful.

M-a thick, oily full body. I knew I took a sip of this beer for quite a few minutes afterward.

O-in a word...wow!

 675 characters

Photo of meanmutt
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Joshvswild
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of angelmonster
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is alittle under two months old

Pours a clear, honey/amber color. Head is 3/4 inch and off white. Lacing and head retention are very good.

Smell is of earthy, floral hops. Honey and sweet caramel malts are also present. Alcohol is very light, hints of pine come out as the beer warms.

Taste is of sweet, honeylike malts and earthy hops. Bitter lime peel and copper/metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is great. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Head added some substance to the beer and created a more hearty beer.

Overall, beer is good for its age. At two months old, I wish I could try a fresher vintage. Not the best tasting IPA, but will have to try retry it again soon.

 695 characters

Photo of kmoore149
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
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.