Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
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- California, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Hoppy, Bitter, Balanced, Dry
- Food Pairing
- Fish - Meaty & Oily, Cheese - Blue
- Suggested Glassware
- Pint Glass, Snifter/Goblet/Chalice
Torpedo is an assertive American IPA deep reddish-gold in color, with a smooth and bready malt presence and over-the-top hop aromas. The beer has a solid bitterness and a massive hop flavor, yet remains easy drinking with a pleasant dry finish.View all products by Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada Torpedo is an American IPA brewed with a copious amount of pungent, bitter, flavorful hops. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is credited with brewing one of the first widely available craft beers in America in 1979 with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Sierra Nevada Torpedo is a more aggressive and hopped up version of the popular Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Sierra Navada utilizes dry-hopping, which is very popular today among hop heads in the craft beer boom sweeping across the United States. Dry-hopping is a technique used by brewers adding whole cone hops to fermentation tanks. This process allows the oils and resins to add flavor and aroma to the beer without increasing bitterness.
This beer pours a clear yellow, with a small white head that doesn't recede immediately, and has medium carbonation. It smells of citrus, orange, resin and pine. Torpedo leads with orange and citrus, followed by a bitter bite with earthy pine on the back end. Overall Sierra Nevada Torpedo is a hop bomb with pleasing orange and citrus flavors from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
This IPA is best consumed in small quantities because of its bitter and assertive flavors. Hop heads and other beer drinkers will be in heaven with the sharp, pungent, fruity flavors that torpedo provides. It can be consumed with great satisfaction in all climates and any setting.