Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
BA SCORE
89.6%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 11,015 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:
#1,303
Reviews:
2,941
Ratings:
11,015
Liked:
9,871
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
362
Gots:
3,181
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 11,015 |  Reviews: 2,941
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of tylerprince
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had out of the can, purchased fresh from the beer stop in Grand Central Station. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a nice clear golden amber. White one finger head doesn't linger and only sparse lacing remains.

S: Relatively strong. Mostly pine, some grapefruit. Surprisingly lacking in pure hop oil aroma, which I like in my IPAs - a little disappointing.

T: Fantastically balanced. Starts with a nice bready malt that gives way to that wonderful SN pine and a nice amount of citrus. Finishes with a grassy bitterness and a bit of booze. Hints of soap, ash, aspirin - bit of everything. Delicious.

M: Dry and perfectly carbonated; crisp. Not much else to say.

O: SN hits it on the head, as always. A great IPA almost DIPA. I want another just thinking about it.

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

09/02/12 "best by" date. 16oz can to tulip glass.

A: Pours medium golden, mostly opaque, with a finger of light fluffy white head. Good retention and some nice sticky lacing. Clarity improves once the beer warms.

S: Sweet candied malt, lemon, grass.

T: Leans more towards bready/yeasty, with some light citrus hops (lemon and grapefruit peel), and a long, mildly bitter finish. Kind of light on the flavor.

M: Medium body and light carbonation.

O: Flavors are light but good, making this a very easy drinking, straightforward beer. This drinks like a lower ABV than it is.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: med gold honey;
S: just a hint of grapefruit
T: very solid, nicely balanced, noticeable bitterness on finish but no alcoholic heat (7.2%). Bright malt profile. Hops in bitterness only.
Not complex or all that interesting but so well balanced.
M: fresh, not heavy. Nice.

Unlike other IPAs of similar alcohol level this one is much better balanced. It has a freshness that makes it quite enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of espijosh
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my absolute favorite beer, I am sure with its mass year around release it won't get respect of a Pliny the Elder or what not but I prefer it over any beer in its class. Sierra Nevada loaded a hop flavor in torpedo that is unmatched by anything else, huge aroma's and tastes of fruit and pine. The 7% alcohol tastes like it might as well be 3% as it is completely drowned out by the taste of fresh hops. Some how the beer has very low bitter foreground with a nice bitter finish. Love this beer.

Edit: Looking down a couple reviews will say holds same excellence in the can, and as an avid disc golfer love the light weight and portabillity

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3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with medium head. Smell is nothing special, with pine hops, some dust, not a whole lot going on with the aromatics. Taste is very one dimensional with pine flavor from the hops on top of light bready malts. The bitter is subdued and this is pretty easy drinking. High carbonation and just a bit of resin on the palate. On the dry side for the style. While not overly exciting or complex, this is a nice easy drinking go to for the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 11,015 ratings
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