Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
Sierra Nevada just came out with this year’s version of the Torpedo Extra IPA. Being a fan of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I was excited to try, but also found I had high expectations for this beer.
Give this beer a nice even pour to get a good even inch size head to open up the aroma.
An amazingly clear copper colored ale. It had a nice steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom, keeping a bit of retention in the head and good lacing.
Part of the experience for drinking an IPA is the aroma. An IPA should, rather must have a strong floral hoppy aroma, especially any extra IPA, Double IPA, or Imperial IPA. This brew had a great floral hoppy aroma with pine and citrus notes.
This beer has an excellent fresh flavor with great hoppy flavor. The sweet citrusy/grapefruit floral transitions nicely into good hoppy bitterness.
Nice smooth, easy to drink. At 7.2% alcohol it doesn’t have as much alcohol as I would expect for a beer that tastes so big.
Tasting Method: 12oz bottle
My Rating: 9.3