Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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10,986 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:
10,986
Reviews:
2,935
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
3,158
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,986 |  Reviews: 2,935
Photo of jbehlar
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ledouge
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abrodsky
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark copper with a large head, lots of lacing, quite clear. Smells very citrus-y, slightly piney, a typical IPA profile. Taste is piney, but backed up too much by malt for the style. The bitterness feels like it's there just to be bitter, rather than being part of the flavor. Mouthfeel is fine; the right amount of carbonation, fairly smooth, finishes dry. By no means a standout IPA for me.

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Photo of TomBanahan
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wi_brew_bud
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wouldn't consider double IPA but it is a good stepping stone into the higher ibu IPA beers. Would say start with 60 minute dfh or Sierra Nevada IPA go to torpedo for the get either 90 min dfh or if your feeling bold resin. But over all a great beer for people who enjoy IPA beer but want a little more hop flavor but really aren't ready or just don't like the punch of the doubles

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Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZombieHead
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of bigedal60
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmecca
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had this a week or so ago, and I was impressed with it. Not necessarily great, but very good, especially for the price.

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Photo of davisrs
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

NOTE: I compare all other beers to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale; there may be better out there, but many that are worse.
This gives a full 3 finger aromatic head that lasts.
The color is a copper medium light amber.
There is plenty of aroma from floral piney hops which seem like they will never end.
There is plenty of taste from hops which is a distinct citrus/pine.
Bitterness is full throughout the palate with a hint of malt which offers a pine finish. They claim 65 IBUS. I believe it! This leaves a heavy bitter hop aftertaste in the back of the palate after every sip.

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Photo of davidward
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drink this often as it's a very good IPA and it doesn't break the bank. It's darker than most IPAs and tastes more like a fortified pale ale to me.

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Photo of schnjac
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlmontague
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redspringsrunner
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 10,986 ratings.
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