Review – Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
Private First Class Jonathan White
2nd Battalion 16th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division Fort Riley, Kansas -“Rangers Lead the Way!!”
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Torpedo Extra IPA – Poured into pint glass from 12oz. Bottle, Alc. 7.2% by vol.
Appearance: Pours a nice clear orange/copper color with nice 2 finger head good retention and lacing.
Smell: Excellent hop aroma. The typical piny, citrus, floral bouquet, and a slight malt aroma..
Taste: Very huge resinous hop taste. Awesome hop bitterness up front with a lingering citrus’y sweetness at the end. For a big IPA the alcohol is very well hidden amongst the huge hop taste and aroma..
Mouthfeel: Very clean and smooth. Fair amount of carbonation. An extremely refreshing IPA. Very well balanced. Light-Medium bodied for being so big on the hop character. Not at all too heavy or thick and oily feeling in the mouth like some other big IPA’s i’ve encountered
Drinkability: Once again Sierra Nevada comes through with another knockout! Awesome to know they now have a year-round IPA to round out their already stellar line-up. This is a very drinkable IPA that you can enjoy regularly. Very crisp and smooth, a true treat for hop-heads! Congrats to Sierra Nevada!!