The Best Summer Beers
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Beer
BY SIERRA NEVADA #93 in Beer
4.38 / 5 based on 400 Reviews
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Beer
Ok, don't let the 4 stars fool you, this company is amazing, their beers are amazing, but as with anything, not everything is for everyone. IPAs used to be my favorite beers, but my tastes have changed and while I do enjoy one from time to time, I don't prefer them over other styles anymore. However, my husband and I visited the new(ish) Sierra Nevada brewery location in North Carolina a few months ago, and this was one of the beers I tasted. It really was amazing, and far less bitter to me than some IPAs can be. It's pretty smooth, and has a good body, without being overwhelming and would be a great IPA for anyone who hasn't tried one before. The company itself is amazing, so I would recommend anyone to dig into the background of the company!
I expected more out of this beer. I would rather have sierra's original pale ale although the torpedo does have a 7 abv vs 5.5, however when it comes to ipa Founders centennial or Bells two hearted wins me over. Still this a delicious beer if you have it. I prefer only getting it when it comes in variety packs but would never get it on its own unless you never tried it. Sierra has a black iPa that out does the torpedo as well does their hoppy lager. But I must say this beer is perfect for spring, summer, and fall months. It is delicious with its bitter hops but just doesn't excite me as others on the market. And yes it's best in a tulip glass and color is a golden orangish brown color. It also tastes good straight from the bottle.
IPA beers are gaining popularity. Sierra is constantly putting out the beers that are quality and worth the money. The beer here has a very weedy taste along with high hops. The bitterness of the beer adds to the complexity along with the taste of citrus. One of my favorite things to eat with hoppy beers is crawfish. The spice of the crawfish in the bitterness of the hops contrast perfectly.
Having lived in Chico for five years, I've tried most of their varieties and the Torpedo is among my favorites from Sierra Nevada. This beer will be too intense or "bitter" for anyone whose accustomed to lighter beers or Pilsners, but if you like bold beers, give it a shot. It's not at all like its Pale Ale, but if you like the Pale, you should try the Torpedo Extra IPA next.
Since I am not usually one to go for the IPA's, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Wasn't too strong, as to not be enjoyable, but the high alcohol content got the job done! It was easy to get down the road at the local party store, and is something that I would definitely get again. Nice enough to offer when having guests, or wanting to treat myself to a nicer beer.
With Torpedo being a Pale Ale, it goes down very well, the hoppiness doesn't take over the taste of the beer in itself, it isn't overwhelming. It is a 7.2% alcohol intake which isn't high but for a Pale Ale it's right where it should be. The price isn't to steep, under 10$ i believe for a 6 pack. If you're into IPA's j would definitely give it a try.
Sierra Nevada is one of the macro-breweries that really are able to knock IPA's out of the park. When it comes to IPAs I look for a good hop presence. I love how there is a nice floral punch to this without being overly bitter. I also love how affordable it is. For a easy-to-drink, easy on your wallet IPA, I definitely recommend Torpedo!
I bought this for the first time when my brother came to visit and we loved it. Coming from Chico area I'm a die hard fan and so whenever I get it it's usually affordable and enjoyable. Now that I'm in a different area of the world I'm trying to support the local beer here. But I love crafters beer and it all dates back to Sierra.
I've tried a lot of IPA's and this one is the most enjoyable without being too hoppy. It goes well with any occasion - day or night. Even though it's an extra IPA, it's still not too heavy for amy event or occasion. The price is competitive and the ABV is slightly higher than the competition so you get more bang for your buck!
If you like Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale or even of you don't like it, you are going to love this. I'm not even that much of a fan of IPAs in general but the Torpedo is something special. I don't know why but the strong hop taste just balances out for me in this brew. Its still strong but in a way that I can actually enjoy!
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