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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA*Packaging may vary

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Ale /7.2% ABV / California, United States

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Product details

California, United States
Tasting Notes
Hoppy, Bitter, Balanced, Dry
Food Pairing
Fish - Meaty & Oily, Cheese - Blue
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass, Snifter/Goblet/Chalice
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

A craft beer as bold as it is innovative, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA is an India Pale Ale that delivers on big hops without sacrificing on rich flavor. At 7.2% ABV, this craft beer lover's IPA is made from a variety of hops and carmelized malts dry hopped to perfection in the “Hop Torpedo.” This revolutionary brewing method, invented by Sierra Nevada Brewing, rotates and circulates the whole-cone hops to amplify the big aromas of citrus, pine, and herbs for maximum flavor, not bitterness. The resulting beer is an India Pale Ale that's aggressive yet balanced for a full flavored beer that makes a refreshing summer beer or an ideal gift for craft beer lovers. Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA comes in convenient cans and bottles to easily fill coolers for outdoor events and backyard barbecues or to stock up on for relaxing nights at home with your favorite craft beer. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – family owned, operated and argued over.

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Community reviews

4.716 Reviews
  • Mountainman716

    i am just wondering how fresh this beer is ..can says its three months ago it was packaged ? Why is it it takes three months to get a fresh beer from Maine ? I like the beer but am I missing when its peek flavor is sooner ?

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  • Rich T.
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    Wrong item

  • Heather
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    Came warm

  • Michael Rewis

    The IPA by which all others shall be judged! It's like licking a liquid pine cone, with a mighty powerful kick. Simply fantastic at 33 degrees and even better when a few degrees colder to get those magical slushy ice crystals in the first gulp. It's magic in a bottle. Am I gushing? No,.... I am a truth sayer! A true divine nectar of the gods.

  • Tracy D.
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    This IPA is probably the best brew I have ever tasted. Been drinking Sierra Nevada since the 90s.

  • John B.
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    This currently my favorite IPA. It's very happy, with a golden amber color.

  • Avik S.
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    I didn't receive Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA cans.

  • Harry M.
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    The best beer on the market in my opinion. Very hopsy so not bitter like most IPA beers.

  • Kevin
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    Don't like it


A standard ale is a malty, mildly bitter style of beer that can trace its roots for thousands of years; the more modern style coincides with the Middle Ages when hops were thankfully introduced to the brewing process. Ale recipes use a quick-acting style of yeast that floats at the top of the brewing vessel; fermentation occurs at a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the style’s signature sweet flavor and subsequent higher ABVs. A basic ale is fruity, slightly bitter and generally darker in color, though there are dozens and dozens of distinct styles of beer that qualify as an ale.
Because ales yeasts ferment at a higher temperature and create more alcoholic conditions, ales are typically darker in color than lagers and lean towards a sweeter, maltier flavor. It depends on the sort of ale you’ve selected, however, as there are over 75 unique types of ale; a pale ale tends to be more bitter and dry, a brown ale delivers a toasted nut and caramel taste, a sour ale is tart and funky and an IPA is bold and hoppy. Many traditional, European-style ales are best described as fruit-forward, warm and even a little spicy, delivering an undeniably rich tasting experience, especially the darker, robust varieties.
Ales are more alcoholic than lagers, largely due to the style of yeast and the temperature at which the yeasts ferment; ale yeasts tolerate a more alcoholic environment and thus provide a darker, richer product. A standard pub-style pale ale or basic brown ale will generally clock in around 5% ABV, though, with dozens of different styles in today’s crowded craft beer market, you can easily find a pint that packs more of a punch. IPAs, the darling of the craft brewing industry, will typically range from 6-8%, and the popular trend towards double and triple-style versions pushes these well over 10% ABV.
Beer, by definition is crafted from cereal grains (very few of which are gluten-safe) and as such, ale is not a gluten-free product; on the beer spectrum, lagers and stouts tend to contain less gluten than ales which rely on the barley and wheat malt to deliver its distinctive sweetness. Some brewers are experimenting with more gluten-safe grains, like sorghum or rice, and others are introducing an enzyme that helps remove the gluten molecules from the final products. Household names like New Belgium Brewing Company and Stone Brewing offer gluten-safe pale ales and even IPAs, though even then, you’re not guaranteed an 100% gluten-free product.
While a rhetorical question no doubt (an ale is, in fact, an ale after all), you might not know what exactly marks the difference between the two fundamental beer styles; it all comes down to the yeasts employed and the fermentation process. The process by which ales are made is much older than that of lagers, as lager yeasts originally came from South America and thus did not enter European markets for some time. Ales rely on top-fermenting yeast strains, which, as the name suggests, remain on top of the warm wort while feeding on sugars, whereas lager yeasts sink to the bottom and ferment at much colder temperatures.
Ales, especially IPAs and Belgian-style ales, tend to be higher in alcohol than other beers, so you’re likely to consume more calories and carbs per pint. A basic, 5% ABV, 12-ounce bottle of pale ale contains around 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates; a common IPA (say, a Lagunitas) is closer to 190 calories and 19 grams of carbs; a glass of dark Belgian-style ale might even surpass 300 and 30 grams of carbs. Ales tend to deliver a richer, maltier taste and often appear as darker shades of ambers and toasted browns — these qualities coincide with a higher calorie count.
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