Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,116 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 jarmby1711
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another American brew where experience was exceeded by expectations.
Steeling myself to be assaulted by a bitterness of some proportion I was disappointed.
However it was a nice beer. Enough bite to enjoy and some citric fruitiness for the palate to consider.
Much prefer their Pale Ale

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Photo of pjeezus
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of enfield249
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a perfectly clear amber with rust highlights. Lots off-white foam that fades to a thin layer.

S - Strong smells of medicinal hops. Slight maltiness.

T - Hop forward for sure. Lots of resin, pine and medicinal flavors. Then a little maltiness, that turns to a little sweetness.

M - Full, but also very strong hop bitterness. Almost like sucking on a fresh hop cone.

O - A very powerfully flavored AIPA.

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Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of thecheapies
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Torpedo from a 16oz can into a pint glass. I believe, can dated 2/22/12.

Pours a true amber with great clarity and a foamy crystalline head that hangs over the rim. 4.0

Chalky malts and grapefuit hops with a touch of pine in the nose. Interesting dusty character. Fresh-smelling and hoppy. 4.0

Nice juicy grapefruit and grassy/leafy hop flavor and subsequent bitterness. Bready malts have that flour-dusted crust dryness that is ideal to back the green stuff. Clean, a bit floral, and garden-y to remind you that this is not Celebration. Traces of ethanol in the finish. A beer that induces the happy face every time you take a gulp. 4.0

Great body for an IPA. Nice slurping noise when you get a little air in your sip. Sudsy, creamy feel with great drinkability. Well above-average. 4.5

The best ones I ever had were on-tap, but these cans beat the bottles in my opinion. A knockout IPA that's on a shelf somewhere near you. Pick it up. Crack, pour, and enjoy! 4.0

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amazingly pretty dark orange with brownish head that hangs around the whole time you're drinking it. Rich and thick like honey.

S: This is one of those beers that when you smell the empty bottle the next morning, it smells good.

T: Rich and dark malt, heavy dark fruit, grapefruit hops, florals, biscuits, peat, earth.

M: Full but not too heavy or "thick."

Value: How can anyone complain about Torpedo? For the price, this is THE BEST strong IPA out there and they sell it in my nearby 7-11. There is one neat store in my neighborhood where I can buy this in a 12 pack for $12.99. At a little more than a buck per beer, I dare you to find something even close. As good as IPA's twice as expensive.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

24oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- pours amber with a one finger off-white head.

S- hops, yeast, grapefruit, pine, and malt.

T- malt, grapefruit, alcohol, citrusy hop flavors, and pine.

M- a nice punch of bitterness that sends chills down my spine. My scorched pallette is then warmed by a nice kick of alcohol. Nice carbonation and a oily mouthfeel.

O- I liked this beer. The first time I had this beer I was put off by its maltiness. I realized it might not have been fresh so I decided to give it a whirl agin and I thoroughly enjoyed it this time around.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear orange amber with a copper tone. One finger off white head and lacing, nice carbonation. Aroma of sweet malts, light hops, light pine, nice. Moderate body. Solid sweet malt, moderate spicy hops, light pine and pineapple, light fruit. Not as robust as some IPAs, but very pleasant and worth trying again.

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Photo of DaveONan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Back to Torpedo land, it's in da can and now in my nonic pint glass!

Great super foamy off caramel whit colored head, with a crystal clear body, some cola like sticking bubbles, but that great orange and red amber body, real great looking as usual.

Nose seems a mild pine hop pungency, some nice fresh chewy sense, a little bit of citrus but not much.

Taste is earth and dirt hops, simple good malt backbone. Mouthfeel washes over with a good body, nothing crazy or mindblowing. Very soil dirt finish.

Overall pretty solid no complaints works in the can just as well.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of baybassboy
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Bought 4- 16 FL.OZ. Cans of this in a pack @ The Wine & Cheese Place in Ballwin, MO for $7.99. Poured from the Forest Green Colored can into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Has 20587 on the bottom of the can & 20127838T on the side. Freshness dates please?

Aroma- A medium amount of hops and sweetness are dominant. Malt background and everything very subtle.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,116 ratings