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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Indian Pale Ale (IPA) review

Torpedo Extra Indian Pale Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Sierra Nevada – what an ale! In this case, Indian Pale Ale. Folks at Sierra Nevada were so serious about their full-cone hops, they invented their own patented device, the Hop Torpedo. This device extracts the volatile hop oils more efficiently, without adding bitterness.

Which is like tailor made for my taste buds. Torpedo Extra Indian Pale Ale takes its name from Sierra Nevada Brewing’s unique dry-hopping technique, where they maximize the pine, herbal and citrus aromas forming the backbone of beer.

By the way, the nowadays famous IPA glass (seen on my picture) was actually designed by Sierra Nevada along with Dogfish Head.

Malts: Two-row Pale, Caramel
Hops: Magnum, Crystal, Citra
Bitterness: 65 EBU
Colour: Copper brown
Nose: Citrus and pine notes dominate very much, and compliment one another very well. Caramel is also very well presented.
Taste: Malt and cactus along with hints of toffee. Slightly dry taste, very dry grapefruit aftertaste. With very hoppy bitterness, of course.


Usually, when a beer gets a review by me, it is worth the full ten points. No exception here:

10 Fresh in every way.

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Brand: Sierra Nevada Torpedo ABV: 7.2%
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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