“DDH Sherman IPA is our classic West Coast Style IPA unfiltered and dry hopped a second time with additional Simco, Crystal, and Cascade hops. Dry hopping lends extra aroma and flavor to any beer. Double Dry Hopping this IPA gives it an even bigger floral citrus flavor and aroma that all hop heads love. Enjoy!” 7.5% ABV
Purchased from The Fort in Fresno, California.
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. The color is honey golden, with a nearly white sudsy head. Lots of carbonation is visible in the glass, and moderate lacing is left throughout.
Strong floral hop aroma, with citrus and pine hop undertones. There is also a moderate candied sweetness prevalent.
Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel (very much like its Gen. Sherman roots), but offers much more bitterness oomph on the back end. The flavor is mainly of the strong floral hops. There are also citrus and pine hops flavors, as well as smooth malt sweetness. It finishes dry, and the floral hops are the predominant aftertaste, mixed with medium-strong bitterness on the tongue/palate.
The bones of the Gen. Sherman are definitely in this beer. And, just as it means to be, this version is geared towards “hop heads.” Whereas the original finishes relatively smooth with malt characteristics, the Double Dry Hopped edition is nearly all hops. The flavors are done quite well; very bold, yet never offensive. It is likely too bold for a casual beer drinker, but a seasoned craft beer/IPA fan definitely shouldn’t pass this one up. I would say it is close to being on par with some Stone offerings, quite a compliment for our local brewery. 8.5/10
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company – Fresno, California