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General Sherman IPA - Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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General Sherman IPAGeneral Sherman IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2011)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of thebeerprophet. Perfect one finger white head with a nice pale golden color to the body. Uniform head that held for almost a minute; lacing is okay. Aroma is grapefruit, kumquat, and tangy unripened peach. Taste is boldly hopped, but the use of simcoe/cascade/crystal reminds me of citra and willamette. Slightly bitter, but with that nice unripened peach flavor as well. Mouthfeel is a tad watery.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was in Visalia for my cousin's wedding, dipped into a corner market that was on a shithole website to check out the beer selection and grabbed this for $9/6. Pours a very dark appearance for an ipa, lots of brown rolling deep in this one. Plenty of carbonation yields a nice off white 1.34" deep head. Aroma picks up nicely, lots of pine aroma, makes you think you're tasting the redwoods almost. Mostly (Cartman voice).

Tastes like an ipa with a sticky tree in it. Lots of malt though, this one really pushes the boundaries of what a single ipa is, the seven and one half percent alcohol is there, but not bothersome, they paired up some heftier style malts and in good quantity that it makes that 7.5% warming and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel remains with strong Cascade hop character, this one is strongly hopped with the traditional hop varieties. This beer doesn't skimp on lack of ingredients, its big but not heavy. If they could pack that pine and everything into a slightly lighter body, I think this would be a very good beer instead of just good/pretty decent for a Visalia corner market.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Curran tonight.

Pours a clear golden yellow, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite piney and perfumey, big hop aroma here, but not a whole lot of citrus..

This is definitely a tasty IPA, but it's not a particularly interesting IPA. It's got a lot of pine, some perfume, and grassy hop flavors, with a really large amount of bitterness, as the West Coast IPA tends to have. There's no real citrus that I can pick up, just industrial pine bitterness.

This is medium bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

This is certainly tasty, but like I said above, it's not particularly interesting or complex. Still good, though.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am surprised there aren't more reviews for this beer. I had one last night when I got home from work. I poured it from a bottle into a chilled glass and as always it had great head that left nice rings as I drank it.

The thing I love most about this IPA is the piney flavor the hop selection in this beer brings. Its mellow yellow color is nothing remarkable but I'm sure it's well within IPA parameters.

I also love the aroma from this beer, again it's piney, gotta love piney hops folks! They have this beer in our local Walmart, I know this is a local beer and maybe it's just so available where I live that I assumed more folks would know about this beer and there would be more reviews.

If you can get it where you live you should, if you like IPAs you'll be glad you did.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a translucent, slightly yeasty/dirty looking pale amber color with a short lasting finger high cap of rocky white foam that leaves behind a sticky coating of lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet maltose combined with tangerines and oranges, touches of caramel, a bit of yeastiness, mild hop bitterness. I don't see a date on the bottle, but the aroma indicates there is probably at least a couple of months of age on this bottle.

T - Malty sweetness at the base with the same citrusy mix of tangerines and oranges taking the lead in the flavor profile. Mid level hop bitterness - clean but without much punch. A touch of booziness.

M - Lightish medium body with a lighter carbonation level. An earthy hop bitterness that is bit on the dull side persists thru the finish. Malty, worty start up front clashes with the bitterness.

O - To be fair, this doesn't seem to be the freshest bottle, but I have no date code to confirm or deny this. Pretty blah for an IPA with dull hops and a heavy malt presence that overwhelms a bit and clashes at times with the hops that are there. I would try this again in hopes of getting a fresh bottle, but won't go out of my way either.

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General Sherman IPA from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.