Beer of the Day: Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Torpedo Extra IPA

Today I bring you the Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA (7.2% ABV), brewed & bottled by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico California. The beer has an Amber body that reveals little carbonation. When properly poured, a 2 inch white foamy head appears, exactly how an IPA should look.

The Torpedo opens with a piney hop bite that slowly dissipates, replaced by an orange-y sweet sourness with nice full malt overtones. The alcohol content makes it quite a “warming” beer. Toward the end of the taste, there is a sense of brown sugar, and the rich hoppiness appears again towards the end that slowly fades into an easy finish that creates a lingering citrus bitterness.

All-in-all, the Torpedo Extra IPA is another pretty enjoyable beer.

Have you tried Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo?

4 Replies to “Beer of the Day: Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA”

  1. Agree completely. Picked up the Torpedo Extra IPA a few weeks ago, as I’ve always been a fan of Sierra Nevada’s taste and consistency. Excellent IPA in my opinion.

  2. I drank this for the first time last night. From the top of the glass to the bottom the taste stayed true to form even as the temperature changed. I will be drinking this again and again.

  3. Torpedo is one of our favorites, too. You have to love a company known for brewing hoppy beers creating something this glorious. Cheers!

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