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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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4.15/5
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11,062 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
Ranking:
#1,441
Reviews:
2,952
Ratings:
11,062
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
369
Gots:
3,224
Trade:
6
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, from a 12 pk. Could not find best by/born on date. This is my second time trying this beer. I did not like the beer the first time, so I held out on reviewing so I could give it another chance. I am glad I did.

The beer pours the typical clear amber color of an IPA, but maybe slightly darker than the norm. In the smell, I get a good mix of citrus and piney hops. Smells like a well-balanced IPA.

Plenty of hops as promised, but more of the piney bitter hops than the citrusy hops. Still a very drinkable above average IPA that is probably more hoppy than the average IPA too, and you can't beat the price that Sierra Nevada sells this for.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz poured into a Libbey regular pint glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper, with a thick off-white head and good lacing.

S: Smell is mostly sweet citrusy hops, with notes of pineapple and orange.

T: Opens with some breadiness mixed with spicy hops, followed by the citrus components comprising the smell, followed again by bold malt breadiness. Good dose of salty bitterness lingers from the hops, lining the mouth and inviting another sip. Hop spiciness reminds me of rye; one of the best balances between bready maltiness and hops in a single IPA I've had. The hops are juicy and sweet, and then pithy and bitter. Yum. Faint taste of alcohol in the finish.

M: Creamy carbonation carries the beer well.

O: One of my favorite single IPAs. Great hop flavor and great balance with the malts, with that signature Sierra Nevada taste. Delicious.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,062 ratings
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