Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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10,983 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
Ratings:
10,983
Reviews:
2,934
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
3,155
For Trade:
6
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of grannaniwa
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big nose, very pungent hop aromas, kind of pot-like. Reminds me just a touch of the normal Sierra Nevada pale ale nose, but has much more of a bite. Flavor is very much in-line with the aromas... a bong-water bitterness at the beginning of the swallow, medium body in the middle, and a nice piney bitterness left in the back of the mouth at the very end.

“Sierra Nevada Torpedo is a big American IPA; bold, assertive, and full of flavor highlighting the complex citrus, pine, and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.”

Overall: B+, but not an everyday fit for me

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Tucquan
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-02-18 in Marietta, PA at McCleary's. Had this again on 2016-03-12 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz can that is 75 days old. Still tasting really good. Amazing how well these hops hold up. I didn't change the verbiage below or the ratings from my initial review from 2012.

A - Very clear, Amber-orange with a 1-finger head and decent lacing.

S - Mild orange flesh, floral hops and pine. Pleasant but not extraordinary.

T - Medium roasted malt with light caramel sweetness. Bold and bright grapefruit juice, orange rind, pine. Bitterness is nicely aggressive and lasts long into the aftertaste.

M - Smooth and crisp with light-medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O - I had this after a 13-mile hike on a warm, winter day and I'm here to tell you, this really hit the spot. It's not the best "Extra Pale Ale"/IPA but it satisfies the needs of this hop-head.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,983 ratings.
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