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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Montana’s most award winning IPA -A GOLD MEDAL WINNER at the Great American Beer Festival (2001). Beating out 98 other IPA’s and chosen as the best IPA in the country. It was also voted Best IPA in Montana at the Montana Beer Festival and the best IPA and best overall at The Helena Cool Dog Ball and Microbrew Review. It’s amber color and incredible hoppy aroma (plenty of Cascade & Centennial hops) will keep you coming back for more.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RockMiner (1) - Helena, Montana, USA - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Simply the best IPA I have ever had. Lagunitas IPA (Petaluma, CA) is good, and Great Northern Brewing’s Going to the Sun IPA (Whitefish, MT) is a very close second, but I haven’t tasted an IPA quite as good as Tumbleweed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (2004) - - JUN 19, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a super deep amber color with a three finger head of thick white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is rather heavy of a fantastic blend of citrus hop mixed with some grass and a good showing of an earthy hop smell. Mixed with this fantastic blend of hop aromas are some other smells of a light bready nature and a little bit of a light fruit smell. Overall the aroma is fantastic of a fresh hop smell. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter and more bready flavor with the sweet being of a nice tropical and lighter fruit flavor of apple and pear. There is a good level of hop right upfront, with a nice grapefruit and tropical fruit hop taste. As the taste advances the bready and sweet increase ever so slightly, but the increase in these is light in comparison to the increase in the hop flavors. The increase in the hop comes largely from a mix of herbal and earthy hop tastes, but contains so more light hints of grapefruit and a little bit of a grassy hop taste. In the end, with the fruit and bready fading a little bit and all the hop getting even more potent and slightly drier, one is left with a super flavorful and nicely hop blended hop taste to linger on the tongue Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are fantastic for the nice blend of hop and malt creating a very flavorful and nice sipping brew overall. Overall – This is a fantastic IPA. It has a great flavor blend of hop, sweet, and malt with a super nice flavor profile and yet still easy drinking feel. This is a nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeschuld (55) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - APR 11, 2015
Very subtle citrus hop nose. Nice light head and copper color. Light sweetness and a good manageable hop bitterness with done some grass hop flavors. Good mouthfeel with slight residual bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft at the Montana Brwers Fest in Missoula. Crystal clear golden color. Aroma is very fruity. Taste is very plain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Hazy orange-amber body, medium sized off-white head. Floral hops give way to semi-sweet bready pale malts and gentle citrus. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, mild bitterness, semi-sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
A bit more malt-forward than a typical IPA, with more roast than expected. It works overall pretty well, just not my favorite style of IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
captbobalou (1) - Helena, Montana, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
Tumbleweed is my reference IPA. I’ve found some that come close to it or match it, but none I’d prefer over it. From the tap it’s a medium amber, with a creamy head. Intense floral nose, with traces of pepper, molasses, cedar, cherry. Medium heavy body, assertively bitter flavor, medium-large effervescence. Wonderful lingering aftertaste that continues to fill your head after the swallow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
Can: Thanks, Jason. Murky, turbid amber with a quickly fading off-white film & collar that rounds up softly on top. Aroma is heavy floral hops & perfume with a little sticky lupulin oil in the back. Mild juicy fruit in the back, notable crystal malt sweetness. Can definitely smell the Centennial hops... Can taste them, too. More pungent perfume, flowers, & sugar coated grapefruit flesh. Bigger malt presence than I typically like in an IPA; burnt crackers, sweet crystalline sugar, & mild caramel notes. Sticky, pretty hefty on the palate given the ABV. A good IPA with a malt presence that’s a little too heavy for me to fall in love with. Still enjoyable, however.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rproff78 (154) - - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Pretty good IPA from Helena, MT. Great aroma and hoppy flavor that will liven up your taste buds.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Can. Dark orange amber, golden head. Sweet and malty, with soft tropical fruit hop accents. A malty IPA, with nice hop flavours, quite sweet.


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