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Tumbleweed IPA - Lewis & Clark Brewing Company

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Tumbleweed IPATumbleweed IPA

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
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)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-22-2013 21:11:20 | More by Thorpe429
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out as a nice amber color, the head is head is white, there is a good retention and lacing. The smell is hoppy with hints of earthy malt in the background. The taste is bitter with a subtle sweetness as well. The mouthfeel is smooth with a good carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty solid, definitely a good IPA.

Serving type: can

05-05-2013 03:19:12 | More by Knapp85
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-20-2013 00:22:40 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-20-2013 05:01:04 | More by mendvicdog
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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
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

02-20-2013 12:40:10 | More by yourefragile
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-24-2013 05:37:12 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

10-20-2013 20:23:49 | More by BillRoth
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-29-2014 21:35:30 | More by LXIXME
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-06-2013 05:09:55 | More by iL0VEbeer
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vfgccp

New York

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Sediment on the bottom of the can, but the first pour out is a beautiful crystal clear tangerine gold. Off-white head with nice retention and great lace.

S - Sweet, juicy citrus; orange, nectarine, and a touch of grapefruit.

T - Soft citrus opening of orange marmalade, apricot, and nectarine. Bitter sweet ruby grapefruit center with a light malt backdrop. Lingering bold bitter citrus pith finish.

M - Great mouthfeel. Full to style. Smooth with well balanced carbonation.

O - A stellar citrusy IPA with a great sweet / bitter balance.

Serving type: can

12-27-2012 22:21:35 | More by vfgccp
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

04-25-2014 03:59:57 | More by tectactoe
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks to sholle for sending this one!

A - Pours medium amber in color and leaves a sticky lacing ring.

S - Citrus, pine, floral, and some lightly toasted caramel malt.

T - Red grapefruit, floral, and pine bitterness over top of a light caramel base. Finishes out with an assertive one/two punch of grapefruit and pine that lingers for a good long time.

M - Rich medium body and a very dry finish which only intensifies the hops.

O - Balanced to a certain degree with an agressive finish, well brewed and worth checking out.

Serving type: can

05-03-2013 03:28:05 | More by jzeilinger
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted a sampler size at the Sleeping Giant Tasting Room in Helena, on our recent trip through Montana. The brewery has it listed at 80 IBUs and 6.8% alcohol. It is growing in popularity, and posters in the taproom proclaim is now available in bottles (so of course we had to grab a couple (a buck a bottle, can’t go wrong). Pours a deep dark orange, with a short but full white head. Lots of citrus, pine needles, and grapefruit smells hit you in the nose. Sharp and bitter, a real hop monster. Lots of flavor, ctirus, especially the grapefruit override the palate. Lots of bitter bite, left a pleasant bitter hoppy aftertaste. Not for the weak. Don't try tasting anything after, your taastebuds will be burnt.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2005 05:04:49 | More by BigBry
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-25-2014 12:49:48 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-29-2013 03:52:38 | More by FLBeerGuy
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Slow rising two-finger thin foamy crusted head with soapy base. Brew is nicely clear with vibrant red and orange hues. Steady stream of slow bubbles rises. Lacing is not too shabby either. Lasting head.

Tons of pineapple, mango, apricot... A bit sweet. Mild, missing a lot of jump.

Very wet, refreshing, nicely bitter in a wet relaxed way. Pine is sappy and resinous. Fruit is balanced with nice complexity and lasting crisp flavors. Carbonation is perfect, creamy, smooth, easy drinker.

Hands down one of the best IPAs I've ever had... Highly recommended for a warm summer evening, draws the end of a great vacation that pulled me to Montana with some great people. Tumbleweed should be considered at the top of it's class.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 00:04:14 | More by chugalug06
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have never met an IPA with an estimated alcohol content lower than the same breweries American pale offering. There is a light grassy aroma to this beer. The flavors include a huge spicy bitterness and a nice smooth malt balance. Neither quality overshadows the other. Award winning, I can see why.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2002 18:05:16 | More by beernut7
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Sholle for this one:

A- pours golden-amber in color, with a two-finger light-tan creamy head, good retention leaves thick lace around the rim.

S- oily hop notes of grass, floral, piney and herbal notes, quite rare to pick out so many different hop profiles. Some toasted malty notes

T- the complexity of hop profiles follow on the palate; piney and floral hops up front, transitions into tart citrus and grassy notes, the finish is slightly sweet with just a touch of toasted malt. Finishes dry with notes of pine, grapefruit juice, and some toasted grain.

M- light carbonation with a medium body provides a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that finishes velvety smooth

O- this is one of the most drinkable full flavored IPA's that I've tried. So many hop flavors, yet nothing overpowers. The grapefruit-like flavor at the end is a perfect finish. I usually only drink one or two ipa's in a sitting, but I could easy go through 6 of these. Solid IPA.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 23:47:00 | More by Treyliff
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-18-2013 21:43:51 | More by gueuzegossage
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Norseman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-07-2014 00:28:39 | More by Norseman
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-02-2013 04:05:58 | More by BYOFB
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-08-2013 00:52:59 | More by taospowder
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neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

07-07-2013 21:32:33 | More by neckbeered
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Tumbleweed IPA from Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.