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 can’t 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 ! kaleenjean (2) - Helena, Montana, USA - JAN 3, 2012 does not count
One of the best, and most consistent IPAs I’ve tasted. Very hoppy, but not so over-the-top that your taste buds are sore from flavor. It’s still very well-balanced and has a flavor that you can never get tired of! 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 I’ve 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. 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. RockMiner (2) - 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.
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. 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. Ratman197 (14680) - 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. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - 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.
jcwattsrugger (12418) - 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.