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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.

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3.2
Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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
callmemickey (4561) - 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
Ericular (1037) - 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
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
tectactoe (3125) - 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
rproff78 (177) - - 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
DuffMan (10664) - 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.

3.4
Oregon_butcher (60) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Nice dark orange, red color. Smells of sweet malt, mellow hop aroma, and slightly of alcohol. Very mellow, smooth taste. Not much of a hoppy taste. Alittle earthy. Nothing stands out. It's an alright IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
12 oz can shared by beerboxer. Pours amber with a rich beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a mildly bitter finish.

3.5
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap. Dark clear amber with a thin lacing white top. Pine and citrus nose. Taste is caramel, bread, hint of pine and an earthy bitter finish.


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