Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light amber with 3 fingers of fluffy head. Excellent clarity and head retention. Light-moderate carbonation. Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

N: Orange citrus, caramel, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Upfront there is pineapple, papaya and lemon juice followed by tangerine, navel orange and clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy florals.

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

O: Pleasantly juicy and bitter. Has huge American hop flavors balanced by the traditional Sierra Nevada caramel notes. Very drinkable. Just an outstanding American IPA all around!

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No "enjoy by" date."
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: A cream-colored head of about half a finger on top of a light copper colored, clear brew. The head is thin but long-lasting.

A: The aroma is pine and citrus with some earthy herbs and just a bit of caramel.

M: Medium body and plenty of carbonation.

T: Begins with a mild caramel sweetnes that is quickly surpassed by an earthy herb-type bitter hops with some pine and a bit of citrus. There is just enough sweet malt to balance the hops burst. It leaves an aftertaste the is earthy and just a little spicy.

O: It is interesting how this beer moves through stages from slightly sweet, quickly to a strong earthy herb, then some pine and citrus take over, and it ends with a little bit of spice. All very entertaining for the palate.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with one inch white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma of citrusy, piney hops along with a fruity sweetness. Taste is nicely balanced. Has a caramel sweet front and goes down nice and bitter with citrusy hops. Finish is smooth and a nice bittering aftertaste. Medium bodied.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, light amber brew. Big, pillowy, off-white head sinks down to a sticky cap that leaves some nice lacing behind.

S - Piney and floral hops dominate the nose. Does hint at some bready maltiness underneath.

T/M - Really comes together well. Like the nose, the piney and floral hops really shine. Balanced fairly well with a nice malt backbone. Finishes with a pleasant citrus rind bitterness. A bit over medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Good brew. Good price point. Cans definitely make this a nice option.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on the 47th day of the year. So two months old.

Kinda reminiscent of the SNPA with a fluffy white head, clear body, and the carb bubbles, yet it differs in the body coloring. It’s got a deep orange/copper/gold mélange thing going on.

The first thing that really tickles my fancy in the aroma is the grapefruit hop. Their is also some pine and floral going on. A little caramel and bread. Hop dominate aroma for sure.

Mild hop bitterness grabs the attention of your taste buds. All the different hop aromas are present in the taste with citrus and pine but gets a little grassy/leafy. It seemed quite hop forward in the nose but the taste seems quite balanced with some caramel and bread/biscuit malt. I know I have had fresher based on the taste of this, but still a yummy IPA.

Medium bodied and dried the hell out of my mouth. Right up my alley.

Ya, I love this thing. A classic perhaps?

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into tulip.

A - Pours a beautiful deep amber with a big frothy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Subtle aroma of citrus, pine needle, caramel malt and floral hops.

T - Nicely balanced flavors of bitter citrus and sweet caramel malt. A bit of earthiness and black pepper come through mid palate. Finishes slightly bitter with spicy hops and a lingering graininess.

M - Smooth and slick. Crisp. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Great IPA from Sierra Nevada. Highly drinkable and refreshing. A very well rounded brew that's cheap and easy to find.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,102 ratings