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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Montanaís most award winning IPA -A GOLD MEDAL WINNER at the Great American Beer Festival (2001). Beating out 98 other IPAís 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. Itís 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
WYhomebrewer (4) - USA - APR 1, 2007 does not count
By far the best IPA I have ever tasted. I was lucky enough to try this several years ago when they won the Gold at the great american (which was not last year as the description says it was like 4 or 5 years ago). Anyway I just tried it again this last week while in Helena at the Windbag (great place) and although I canít remember from 5 years back it was AWESOME. HUGE aroma, but unexpected nice sweet, smooth, fruity flavor with a just the right amount of bitterness. Looked for this in bottles but could not find in any stores. Stopped by the Tap Room and they had cases of it for sale...bought 2. Once home I did notice the bottles were not as good as the draft which is the case with most beers but this is still my new favorite beer and only perfect score I have given !

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kaleenjean (2) - Helena, Montana, USA - JAN 3, 2012 does not count
One of the best, and most consistent IPAs Iíve tasted. Very hoppy, but not so over-the-top that your taste buds are sore from flavor. Itís still very well-balanced and has a flavor that you can never get tired of!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPAMadMan (2) - Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2012 does not count
Wow what a difference a few years makes. I had this beer about 10 years ago and it immediately became one of my all time favorite IPAs period, then I had it a few years ago (on yet another trip through Big Sky Country) and it was just not the same (good but not great). NOW just yesterday my friend brings me a can of the Tumbleweed from his trip through MT and this Baby is Back! Pours with a beautiful floral/piney head, nice copper color and the flavor just bursts out on the first swig begging you to take a 2nd. For me the best IPA Iíve ever had in a can period! Glad to see they have returned to the old recipe or stepped up the brewing process in the past few years. If you get a chance try this IPA as it is one of the most under rated IPAs out there Cheers.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cornholio (3) - USA - JAN 27, 2004 does not count
Amber in color with good lacing, this beer wreaked of aroma hops. I had it at an alehouse while on vacation in Boseman Montana, and found it the hoppiest beer I've ever tasted. Out hops the Stone Anniversary ales and all the other hop monsters. Wish I could have had more of this rare find, seek it out if you're in Montana.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
warhank (8) - SLC, Utah, USA - FEB 11, 2007 does not count
If you visit the brewery, urge them to change Tumbleweed back! Still very good, but missing the rich hoppiness that many a Montanan enjoyed a few years ago.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (9550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Can poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of skunk bud, pine resin, biscuit, earthiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, pine resin and grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
on tap-pours a thin rich light tan head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is lemon/pine, some light/medium malt. Taste is lemon/pine/resin hops bite, secondary light/medium malt-caramel. Dryish finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2004
On tap. Half inch head. Medium amber. Nice grapfruit hop aroma. Smooth hop flavour. Moderate short hop finish. Very nice refreshing drinkable IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2008
What a beauty: slight haze; apricot hue; frothy-foamy, lasting head. Creamy texture up front, full and sharp toward the finish. Bold and snappy hop elements: huge, sappy pine and zingy grapefruit. Malts took a back seat, but they provided a decent backbone of caramel and toast. Pretty good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours a dark amber color. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, and grass. Flavor like grapefruit, with a nice clean finish.


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