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What’s on Tap This Weekend: Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA – The Can’t Miss IPA [BEER REVIEW]


“What’s On Tap?” our weekly feature on beers we think you’ll like, written by By The Professor JW Faulkner. You can follow him on Twitter here (@EngProfJW).

One of the hardest parts about recommending beer is not knowing what someone’s tastes and preferences are; it’s like calling an escort service for someone else. We can all agree that Kate Upton is smoking and we would all do horrific unspeakable acts at just the chance of being with her but what about that chick in your ECON class? You might be rubbing one out to her but your friends might have a different opinion.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA is about as can’t miss as a can’t miss IPA is. Normally when people think of IPAs they think of overpowering hoppy flavor, but Torpedo IPA is not over-powering at all which makes it perfect for beer drinkers who want to try IPAs but aren’t sure which ones to try. Torpedo IPA has all of the great IPA characteristics, citrus / fruit, hops, and malt but the key to this beer is that it is balanced; nothing is too overpowering so the novice IPA fan should really enjoy this brew.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s brews are well known and are easy to come by; they sell beers in every state, so there really isn’t a reason for you to not pick up a 6 pack this weekend. And since the early 2000’s they have been producing some the best craft beers on the market. Currently it is the 6th largest American brewing company and is the second best-selling; they are making such head way they are set to open an East Coast brewery in Mills River (near Ashville the Craft Beer capitol of the USA), North Carolina.

Many of COED’s readers will be celebrating graduation in the next few weeks, my recommendation is for you is to enjoy this beer with some friends and, hopefully, some chicks. Because the Torpedo IPA is not overpowering you will be able to drink quite a few, possibly enough to make some bad decisions, and have one weekend of debauchery before true adulthood sets in… congrats and drink up!

Beer Stats:

Alcohol by Volume: 7.2%

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 65

Color: Golden / Light Amber

Malts: Two-row Pale, Caramel

Hops: Magnum, Magnum, Crystal, Citra

Yeast: Ale

COED Writer