Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,141 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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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of dasenebler
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can, packaged on 2/27/2012.

Pours a rich amber, great clarity. Pillowy head leaves a nice amount of lacing.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, with mainly woody and spicy notes.

A malty but delicious IPA. Lots of hop flavor that is more than balanced by a dark caramel malt character. Resinous and piney with a forceful bitterness and muted fruity-citrusy notes. Clean and very drinkable, but on the heavier side for an IPA. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with that spot-on natural carbonation SN is known for.

For some reason, I'm not as impressed with this can of Torpedo as much as I was the first time I had the beer in the bottle. Still a good, drinkable IPA though.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Labeerfinder
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an off copper color in the direction of orange and amber. An off white head with lacing from the pour and carb action is evident with a little yeast suspension. The smell is well balanced with hop esters and caramel malt. The taste is incredibly crisp with tangerine grapefruit flavored hops and a sweet caramel background. The alcohol warming is comfortablr with a balance of soft carbonation. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.15/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lately I have been trying a lot from Sierra Nevada and haven't been let down.

This pours a great hazy orange color with a decent amount of fluffy white head.

The aroma is packed with piney hops and not much else.

Surprisingly, I didn't find this "Extra IPA" to be all that hoppy. Maybe after having Hopslam and Hoptimum so recently trying this was a bad idea. I got a lot of malt out of this, but only a subtle amount of hops. Again, maybe I should have waited a week or so after I have sampled such other hoppy beers.

Not a bad beer, but I really didn't get the hops too much and that's really what IPA's are all about. I'll have to give this a try another time.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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

bottle poured into a pint glass.

The appearance is a nice clear orange/amber color with a decent head that lingers for quite a while. The aroma is piney citrus and tropical fruits. The hops are obviously dominant here and provide those great scents. The taste is light and crisp and refreshing. The flavor is nice and hoppy but not overly so. It is a very refreshing flavor and is not extremely bitter, just flavorful. The MF is smooth and light, creamy and slightly watery but very refreshing. It is crisp on my palate.

A winner, Sierra Nevada delivers a solid beer, like most of their offerings.

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Got a 6pack of this earlier tonight, heard it came out in cans recently but I prefer bottles.

Poured bottle into pint glass. 1-2 finger head, real pretty. After the head settled a bit I took a good whiff, nice and citrusy. It had the sharp smell typically noticed with a Double IPA, but I knew I was in for a treat. First sips were initially bitter but turned fruity and grainy soon after. Had a smooth, grainy finish.

In my opinion, this beer is easily drinkable but has a wide range of flavor that I am unable to capture. I like the bitterness of the hops, I really love hoppy beers. This is definitely a different kind of IPA compared to others, such as Stone IPA, which doesn't taste as grainy to me. I am no expert.

This is a great offering from Sierra Nevada and I'm glad it's always around.

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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours golden-yellow, a bit cloudy with a bit of carbonation. Dense, lacy head that lingers throughout.

S: Smells of pine, herbs and lemony citrus. Refreshing and effervescent, one of the best smelling beers I've had.

T: Starts off mellow with mild pine, herb flavors. A few sips in the bold hops really kick in. As you drink the citrus, pine and bold American hops play off of each other to make for a fun drink.

M: Smooth, light and creamy, mildly carbonated. Becomes a bit resiny.

This beer is delicious! I love IPAs like this one that take a few sips to get the hops revved up. Both complex and straightforward, this beer is fun to drink. A great summertime beer.

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,141 ratings