Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Torpedo Extra IPATorpedo Extra IPA
11,117 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have to say that this is one of my favorites.

A: Very nice white head. Light amber color with great carbonation.

S: Subtle earthy/citrus hops aroma.

T: Strong hops flavor with a nice citrus touch.

M: Nice mouthfeel with excellent carbonation.

O: Awesome choice for true hops lovers. Flavorful, but still smooth enough to enjoy.

As a home brewer, I do love hops. But, it's easy for some beer companies to just pile on the hops and brag about it. But unless the hops are balanced to work with each other, it is just a waste. Torpedo uses Magnum, Crystal and Citra hops, which work so perfect together. Excellent hop balance!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint

A – Pours a hazy deep bright gold with a one-finger head of eggshell colored suds. Good retention and lacing, lasting until the glass was done. (Although that’s admittedly not that long, haha)

S – Resinous hops and citrus. Overall aroma fairly pungent.

T – Grapefruit bomb alert!! Seriously though, this beer does have a rich malt profile balanced with bitter, piney, west coast hops. In addition to the aforementioned grapefruit, also has esters of orange and tropical fruits (papaya). The hop choice is excellent, as it manages to be suitably grassy and some herbal character comes out in the finish. Very flavorful, and everything blends together wonderfully here. 7.2% abv not detectable but adds body and depth.

M – Medium bodied with prickly carbonation, and a perfect accent to the flavors. Finishes dry, letting the hops linger and dance on the back of the tongue. Absolutely nailed it here.

O – Outstanding. Just a really solid, balanced, flavorful, and complex IPA. Enough going on to keep your taste buds from getting bored. I immediately wanted to down the whole glass. Now is my staple beer.

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Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 11,117 ratings