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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Montanas most award winning IPA -A GOLD MEDAL WINNER at the Great American Beer Festival (2001). Beating out 98 other IPAs 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. Its amber color and incredible hoppy aroma (plenty of Cascade & Centennial hops) will keep you coming back for more.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (971) - 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. Ive found some that come close to it or match it, but none Id prefer over it. From the tap its 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 (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 thats 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 (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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9647) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9406) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3270) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (366) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
On tap, Sacajawea Bar, Three Forks MT. Nice piney aroma, floral and heavy. Taste is bitter, medium body and a slightly sweet finish. Finishes strong, taste lingers for awhile. Nice ipa, surprisingly medium body for a high abv.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Thanks, Ryan. Mild floral and earthy hops. Medium body with a moderate bitterness. Fairly dry. Nice floral, leafy finish.


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