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General Sherman IPA | Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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General Sherman IPAGeneral Sherman IPA
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General Sherman IPAGeneral Sherman IPA

Brewed by:
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BradBLR on 05-18-2007

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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Alacranlmc
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of nauc
1.46/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

nice color and feel, but smells and tastes soapy

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Photo of Fossilhunter
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of nickd717
2.78/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle shared by chswimmer. This is a pretty nice gruit - tasty for not having any hops in it. Wait, what? This is an IPA? Well in that case, I might have to change my opinion on this one.

Pours clear golden with a small white head.

Aroma is very malty with caramel and a little grain. Not too much hop presence.

Flavor is also malty, like an English pale ale or maibock almost. Caramel and pale malts with some herbal and citrusy hops. Really not west coast style at all - the antithesis of something like Pliny the Elder.

Clean but rather boring on the palate. Medium body.

Overall, meh, I wasn't a big fan of this one as far as the style goes. It was enjoyable enough, but I don't really consider it an IPA.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Sequoia Brewing (Tower Location)

Pours a clear golden orange color with a sticky white head. Smells quite a bit like grass. Some citrus peel and herbal hop notes, maybe a bit of soap. Incredibly grassy up front on the flavor, too. There is a bit of sweet malt flavor to it, mostly bread. Some light line notes but not much bitterness. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of guezarka
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rgrace99
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Sequoia brewing company. Poured a clear amber to the top of a shaker pint with very little foam, some lacing. Aroma was mild citric. The main problem with this beer was it had a very harsh bitterness to it and was very astringent, maybe an unusual hop variety or very hard water but the harshness overwhelmed the other flavors and made it somewhat difficult to drink. Overall it wasn't bad but it wasn't great either and with all the great IPA choices available on the west coast not one I'd go back to.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Super dark for an ipa, almost brown. Lots of head, but the color is a little freaky. Aroma was pine.

Taste was a real viscous pine, bitter, woody experience. Alcohol is there in every sip, this is a strong 7.5% on the taste buds throughout the mouthfeel. Its a hunky roasted malt bitter c hop of a beer.

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Photo of Cubro
3.2/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TraceKlein
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of trocketsauced
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Burlyn
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of sloelco
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of albert1012
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

extra from a recent trade, no idea of age, but judging by taste and comparing to other reviews, I think this may not be as fresh as one would hope. transparent orange, nice froth and lace...nose is bright sweet candied hops...no citrus and pine like everyone else experienced...almost sweet barleywine like. must be on the older side as it is rich. taste is definitely syrupy and rich, but sweet with big malt. not a fresh modern ipa...take the blind age with a grain of salt, but perhaps a reason to add some form of dating? not what I would reach for when looking for an IPA...malty, likely aged...

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Photo of woodychandler
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My pour produced a finger's worth of rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention and really sticky lacing. Color was a hazy golden-yellow with a good bit of particulate throughout. The nose was slightly citrusy, but not as intense as other IPAs that had drank recently. Mouthfeel was medium with a tart hops bite on the tongue. Finish had a decent, but not totally memorable, hop bite. It was nice to try, but I might not go for it again.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 9-oz. plastic cup
From: Liquor King in Fresno, Calif.
Price: $7.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: March 31, 2016
Consumed: March 31, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on bottle or 6-pack

Picked up on a trip to Fresno, Calif. Cautiously optimistic about Gen Sherman IPA. Reviewed at the Springhill Suites in Fresno.

Poured a golden, honey, clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of fluffy, white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the cup. Lots of foamy, layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Excellent, thick retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled a mix of hops and malts, getting sugary caramel, Casccade hops, floral hops, earthy pine, some grassy, herbal hops and hints of orange blossom. Not a typical IPA. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste was even maltier than the nose. Specifically got Cascade hops, caramel, soap, pine, earthy, bitter citrus rind, grassy herbal hops, floral hops, leafy vegetables, faint buttery malts and pretty boozy overall. (Taste - 3.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Boozy, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.25)

Did not like this one that much. Bummed that I have five more to drink. (Overall - 3.25)

3.33 | 76 | B-

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Photo of BilbosNuts
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white, rocky head that fades quickly to a thin film across the top. It appears to have a moderate to high amount of carbonation, giving it a lively appearance.

S: Typical IPA smell, but somewhat muted. There is a decent hop profile with bits of citrus and floral perfume aromas.

T: Herbal, citrus, and floral hops are the main players in the taste. It also has a sort of resiny taste to it. There is a nice hoppy, bitter bite at the end.

M: Its medium body has a sort of oil and resiny feel to it that slightly coats the palate. Despite what appeared to be a lot of carbonation in the appearance, there isn't much when it comes to the feel. It has a lingering bitterness after the finish.

O: I think this is just a slightly above average IPA. It had a decent taste despite a muted aroma. I'm sure I'll get this one occasionally since it's a local, but I've definitely had many IPA's that are superior to this one.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to RichBeer for providing this in trade.

Bright copper/brass color with good clarity. Nice clarity. Finger of head that does fade quickly. No lacing. Spotty carbonation rises to the top

Aroma is mostly of toasted grain and a touch of fruit. Not very hoppy.

Fairly well balanced. Certainly not a hop bomb. I'd say the most surprising thing is that its from Cal. Although I think N Cal which makes sense. Tastes more like an Oregon Ipa.

Toasted malt. Slight light fruit. Pineapple. Bitterness comes in the second half.
Not extremetly floral.

Medium/light body.

Its ok. Not a very good ipa, but more acceptable.

Glad I tried it.

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General Sherman IPA from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 169 ratings
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