Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Sierra Nevada Torpedo

This past Saturday I had a hankering for hops and this certainly did the job.

It poured a deep burnt orange (really quite stunning by the way – I do love a juicy, deep orange) with a hint of fog and a tall, fluffy cream-colored head that stuck around for a long time and left a fair amount of lacing on my pint glass. Upon first smell, I was hit with citrus and pine, with a heavy dose of floral hops.

Up front, I tasted the hops immediately. As it settled on my tongue, there was a bit of malty sweetness, which balanced it out rather well. It slid down my throat with the delicious bitterness I was craving at the back of my tongue. Despite having a good amount of carbonation, it had a smooth, medium body. Even at 7.2% ABV, I could see myself enjoying this as a session beer, next time the hops craving hits again… most likely with a nice, stinky bleu cheese to munch on.

Next time you’re feeling hops, check out Sierra Nevada Torpedo. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.




  • Beer Drinker March 30, 2010 @ 1:58pm

    I totally agree. This is a fabulous beer. Also, I love it that it’s not too expensive, about the same price as their Pale Ale, and at least around here, it’s also available in the grocery store.

  • Hannah March 30, 2010 @ 2:09pm

    Yes! And lucky for us, it’s available in our grocery stores too – gotta love easy-to-buy craft beer.

  • Paul February 1, 2016 @ 2:41pm

    I love it too. 20.00 per 12 pack seems a little steep. Is it available in 1/4 kegs ?

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