Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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10,960 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:
10,960
Reviews:
2,931
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
359
Gots:
3,134
For Trade:
6
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will freely admit that I rarely drink IPAs because they are too hoppy for my tastes under most circumstances. But with this high a rating, this beer deserved a chance.

Pours a clear, bright orange/amber with a full 1 1/2" of light tan head. Fairly creamy though nowhere near a tap drawn Guinness quality. After the initial settling, the retention on the remaining 1/2" is truly amazing. A very nice lacing, though a bit scattered, remains.
Smell is well-balanced with notes of wood, floral, citrus with lighter notes of citrus and evergreen and a faint malt and yeast in the back.
Taste is a nice mix of malt and hops, lighter citrus and some woody resin. Balance is good and for an IPA I would consider this pretty complex. After warming some alcohol presence is seen.
Medium bodied, fairly high effervescence, dry finish with a woody/resin/citrus aftertaste. This is a really good IPA and a pretty good beer overall, in fact, this is better than their Pale Ale by a good amount. And less hoppy.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This IPA is about perfect. The appearance is of a copper that is really light for IPA. The pour creates a slow building liquid/head effect. It takes at least three pours to finish. The head just wont go away. The thickness of the head that rises past the lip of the glass is, the impenetrable wall that cant be defeated. Juicy notes of sweet hops and a good malt backbone. Each pour leaves plenty of residue in the head. Alcohol on the palate is virtually non-existent. Will nail you when your not looking though. Each pour will bring on a different take on this beer. I taste more flavors as i continue to drink. Lacing is excellent and invites you with its mural. This IPA is a lot smoother that its little brother SNPA. The beer itself is a lot better in my opinion. Can easily drink a copious amount of this beer.

Awesome beer!

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,960 ratings.
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