1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tumbleweed IPA - Lewis & Clark Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tumbleweed IPATumbleweed IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

75 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-19-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Beerontwowheels
Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

02-22-2013 12:07:47 | More by Beerontwowheels
Photo of anders36
anders36

Sweden

3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft @ the Brewpub, Helena, MT.
Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head.
Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma.
Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor with some hints of pine needles.
Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2010 15:36:39 | More by anders36
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

04-25-2014 03:59:57 | More by tectactoe
Photo of neckbeered
neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

07-07-2013 21:32:33 | More by neckbeered
Photo of yourefragile
yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

02-20-2013 12:40:10 | More by yourefragile
Photo of BeerGreg
BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-06-2014 20:12:05 | More by BeerGreg
Photo of beergil
beergil

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-07-2013 01:42:02 | More by beergil
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-22-2013 21:11:20 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of BeersAndBears
BeersAndBears

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

05-08-2014 16:13:44 | More by BeersAndBears
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-25-2014 12:49:48 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-20-2013 04:55:52 | More by duceswild
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

10-20-2013 20:23:49 | More by BillRoth
Photo of oriolesfan4
oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-24-2013 05:37:12 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of phdirksen
phdirksen

California

3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, the fact that beer can be made from tumbleweeds is impressive in itself and enough to get me to try the beer in the first place. I'm all for invention. What surprised me though was actually how conventional the beer was. It tasted like I would expect an IPA to taste. Despite the slightly mysterious advertised ingredient, there weren't any mysterious or puzzling flavors to speak of. It was pleasantly bitter in a slight way and had a hint of the pine taste I've noticed in many of the beers from the Pacific Northwest or Maine. I'm sure most people would try the first one for the novelty factor of experimenting with something new, but drink a second one (as I did) for the comfort factor of enjoying a drink you already know.

Serving type: can

02-03-2012 21:50:41 | More by phdirksen
Photo of cgman1985
cgman1985

Montana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-03-2013 22:16:09 | More by cgman1985
Photo of drinkin-beeers
drinkin-beeers

Montana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-04-2014 03:06:13 | More by drinkin-beeers
Photo of Patrick_Miller
Patrick_Miller

Montana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-22-2013 20:46:28 | More by Patrick_Miller
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-20-2013 05:01:04 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of oline73
oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-20-2013 00:22:40 | More by oline73
Photo of FondueVoodoo
FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Special thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for delivering us this beer.

A: Two fingers of pillowy cream head top a perfectly clear amber coloured brew with plenty of lacing along the sides of the glass. Constant streams of tight carbonation flow to the top.

S: Upfront scents of pine sap along with grass, sweet malts and carmonalized orange peels.

T: Pronounced hoppy notes of citrus peels, oranges and lemons, at the front end that leads to middles notes of alcohol esters and maltiness. Finishes is a pleasant lingering citrus bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a smooth finish.

O: This is a very tasty pine forward ipa that provides an excellent balance between hoppiness and maltiness notes. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 21:16:22 | More by FondueVoodoo
Photo of Sark
Sark

Montana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-10-2013 02:28:04 | More by Sark
Photo of gueuzegossage
gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-18-2013 21:43:51 | More by gueuzegossage
Photo of ndclimber
ndclimber


4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-24-2014 18:19:28 | More by ndclimber
Photo of Inflames
Inflames

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap 6/11/10 upstairs at the brewpub.

A bit cloudy looking brew, (unfiltered)? medium amber brew.

Has a full fresh aroma, layers of hop goodness keeps me pulling breaths through my nasal passage.

Great tasty almost chewy beer. There is a thickness that is excellently drinkable here. I wanted to order my second before I finished the first.
For being a hefty brew this beer is so easy to drink, I would suggest this to anyone IPA drinker or not. I love hops, espeacially when they stand out to be noticed. This beer isn't a huge hoppy IPA but this beer finds the perfect hop over malt balance.
If your able to get this brew, do yourself a favor and indulge.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2010 05:50:00 | More by Inflames
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage

California

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/13/05- On Tap at a pub in Bozeman, MT.

Presentation- From the tap into a TumbleWeed IPA glass.

Appearance- Amber pour with a nice 3/4 inch thick creamy head, and nice lacing.

Smell- Nice typical IPA scent. Fairly heavy pine and grapefruit scents.

Taste- Nice flavor balance between the hops and the malt. More grapefruit flavor than pine. Not to bitter.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation level.

Drinkability- A very drinkable IPA. Not the best, but definitely above average. Good balnaced brew that I would try again when in Montana.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2005 00:48:07 | More by GClarkage
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tumbleweed IPA from Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.