Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,176 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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Photo of mt24turner
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Long time drinker, first time reviewer.

Appearance- Crystal clear copper orange

Smell- Great hoppy aroma of grapefruit, floral and herbal notes also little caramel sweetnes

Taste- smack of hops straight ahead with mostly grapefruit and pine, caramel sweetness with some toasty malt makes an appearance and is finally finished off by the bold hop bitterness leaving a pleasant piny hop lingering

mouthfeel- definately a heavier bodied mouthfeel but easily drinkable at 7.2 abv

overall- Just a great go to beer, readily available and about as good as it gets for such a widely available and reasonably priced brew.
highly recommended

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a very good, very big ipa. smells like a ton of hops, cascade, and centennial is my inclination, but my senses havent been dialed lately. its robust blooming hops in the aroma through and through, some sweeter caramel type malts in there too, but they take a way back seat, in fact they ride bitch here. flavor is more balanced, but the hops star here. very grassy/herbal flavor to the hops, with less bitterness outright than i first assumed. good body with excellent carbonation, bright and easy drinking for what it is. im surprised how sessionable this really is. one of my favorite springtime brews

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Streetcore
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from tallboy can.

A: Amber with soapy off white head

S: Citrus, spicy hops , pine notes, fresh cut grass, musty, some floral notes

T: Citrus, grapefruit, pine, spice

M: Crisp, some oily hop resins leaving lingering spicy/piney hop flavors.

O: This is a really enjoyable brew. Easily one of my my favorite readily available IPAs.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tylerprince
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
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 -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,176 ratings