Sierra Nevada Torpedo

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Type: American IPA
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  • 4.3/5 
  • 07.20% 
  • 982/3686 
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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.
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Reviews: 11

  • May 30, 2012
    mysoas0 (5)Rank: Beer Aficionado
    4.4
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    Great beer. Very hoppy with a perfectly bitter aftertaste.

    Very citrusy aroma with a golden-red pour. Smooth and light mouthfeel. A definite must try for hop lovers.
  • May 27, 2012
    Juliokal (1)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.9
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    When I saw Torpedo on tap on my favorite bar's draft list, I was happy. A solid IPA at a reasonable price. The aroma is hoppy and wonderful. The cascade hops are lovely. Good beer!
  • Nov 21, 2011
    Donovan (5)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.8
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    I LOVE THIS BEER!! If you like hops, this is a beer for you! It's so damn hoppy I'm suprised it's not green! Beautiful and flavorful aroma and body. A must-try for every Hophead!
  • Mar 10, 2011
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.6
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    [Best served in a Shaker]

    Poured a hazy red-orange in color with a small off white rocky head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. The aroma was heavy with hops and citrus with a hint of grainy mallts and a horseblanket yeast scent. It tasted moderately bitter of hops in the beginning and finished with a nice malty-bitter flavor that had a nice hint of citrus, but it only lasted a short time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery yet dry in texture. Overall a very nice IPA and I am not even a hop lover.
  • Jan 11, 2011
    oldcorbzziwig (13)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Ease Beer Team
    4.4
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    Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Per the neck label, I'm ready for the whole-cone American hop experience!

    Appearance: This has a great bready head. Nothing looks better on a beer than big pockets of thick dough. This one almost bubbled over onto my laptop, have to be more careful. Amber/golden hue.

    Smell: The aroma isn't as hoppy as I would have expected. I feel like I smell a hint of alcohol, but maybe that's the advertised ABV playing tricks on me.

    Taste: This is surprising. After reviewing DFH 60 Minute last night, I was expecting (perhaps, hoping for) an even hoppier Torpedo experience. Not so. In fact, this is much more balanced than expected.

    Mouthfeel: This is nice, just the consistency I prefer in a good beer. Right balance of carbonation and moderate aftertaste.

    Drinkability: I see no problem here, whatsoever. Again, the beer is extremely balanced for an "Extra" IPA. And the 7.2 ABV will only serve to sneak up on you, not prohibit you.