Lewis & Clark Brewing Company

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Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
Montana, United States
American IPA
Ranked #256
Ranked #4,734
4.15 | pDev: 12.53%
Sep 15, 2022
Aug 19, 2002
Notes: None
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
bold but balanced, fresh to me, and malt supported without being copper or amber or sugary at all, sturdy and kind of old school still, but well made and nice and bitter, ipa like this seems to be a dying breed unfortunately. some color to this, but it stops in the brass range, no deeper than that, not totally packed with rich crystal, its earthy and bready and on the dry side, but has a nice fresh nose and quite a bit of flavor that pairs up beautifully with these hops. the hops hit me in the nose and mouth as classically northwestern, milled white pine boards, green pinecones, and bitter grapefruit pith and zest, fresh and appealing, oily and a little weedy, not green or vegetal though, and it seems to finish pretty fast for not being all that dry. very little from the fermentation too, perhaps slightly english on the yeast side, but mostly clean. the bitterness is middle of the road, maybe just north of that, and it starts a little earlier than is common these days, but its kind of the signature of this, and i like it. medium body but the hops coat the palate and stay awhile, parading in their bitterness. pine and orange peel to finish, a biscuit and honey note from the persistent malt, and good carbonation. this is solid, maybe not quite as good as its ratings, but real enjoyable.
Sep 15, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12-oz can into New Belgium globe

A - 2 fingers off white foam over a hazy body of deep amber

S - citrus, pine, floral notes, malt sweetness

T - citrus and pine over a big malty backbone; pretty sweet for the style

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

O - refreshing and flavorful
Sep 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4.86 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 4 by fthegiants from California

Mar 19, 2021
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
7/25/20...pours copper amber color, with wisps of white foam. Malty pine nose. Slightly biscuity. Chewy malt with a pine based bitter. Toffee flavored below the malt. Slight bitter continues.
Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.06/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
L:. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Weedy and earthy hops a bit of pine, not a lot of tropical fruit, some sweet malt. The aroma isn't doing too much for me.

T:. Sweet caramel malt, weedy and earthy hops, honestly not very hoppy for an IPA.

F:. Slightly prickly carb, medium body.

O:. This IPA just doesn't do it for me
Sep 25, 2020
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A very good IPA. Hazy in appearance , Malt forward, sweet with a hop presence but mild bitterness. Very well done. And the can has a lot of information on the brewery, the beer, the namesake and the packaging.
Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Mar 05, 2020
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - 4.0 a a rich amber brown
S - 3.75
T - 4.0 -
MF - 3.75
O - 4.0
Dec 23, 2019
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Based on a review from 2013. Had from a can.
A: pours good body with white head with decent retention and lacing
S: sweet, floral and subtle earthy hop notes; hints of citrus as well
T: pretty well balanced beer between the earthy/citrus hops and a fairly sweet, toffee malt; hoppy aftertaste typical of an IPA
M: medium bodied and pretty smooth; decent
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combo; solid beer overall
Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Copper with a hint of haze, no carbonation and two fingers of head.

Smells like water with a hint of esters.

Tastes like an English ipa, but way less virile. Like it was neutered from its uk origin.

Medium body with little carbonation.

I got this in Libby Montana and am drinking it in Radium, BC, Canada. A little disappointed.
Aug 20, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by BlueSpader from Washington

Aug 16, 2019
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Rising Sun Pizza Co. in St. Mary. Amber color, a little strident with the bitter/malt combo for me.
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Donkster46 from Washington

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jul 08, 2019
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Rated by JCricket from Montana

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not quite as good as Prickly Pear, imo.
Jun 12, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium to dark coppery amber with a two finger white head with great retention ahd thick lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, citrus and grassy hops, rye and brown bread. Flavor is biscuit with slight caramel malt, citrus and lightly piney hops, lemon, faint orange and grapefruit, a little pine and breadiness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. So much has been done with IPAs in the last decades that it's not often to run across something somewhat new tasting; and this is one. The base malt is quite English with biscuit dominating, but there are hints of caramel and breadiness. The hops are not English, with little continental grassiness and more Northwest notes of citrus and pine. There are a lot of little touches of flavor; many are fleeting and subtle, but they really come together nicely. The hop bill seems traditional, but still fresh tasting. Nice malt, hops and pleasant hop bitterness in the finish; looks great too. I would get this again in a heartbeat.
Jun 04, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

May 13, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by unclekeith from Alaska

Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.12/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Can from the Grapevine. Medium, clear amber, foamy head. Aroma is malty, bitter, leather. Taste brings in a bit of hoppiness, halfway citrus, halfway pine. Kind of generic
Aug 27, 2018
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Reviewed by pianoguy from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 Oz can. No discernible bottling info

Pours a fairly solid copper body with a white head. Some visible carbonation. Decent retention and lacing

Smell is prominent at the pour, then dissipates a little. Hop forward pine with a little grass

The hops are still there but I'm tasting more malt then the smell produced. The overall taste is smoothed by the malts. A little sweetness. Nice balance with a hop bite on the finish. Very impressive !

Feel is lower medium. Not overly carbonated but it seems to fit

Value (does not effect score) at $7.99 a sixer (in Montana) it was a great value compared to all the other local offerings at the Three Forks supermarket

I really loved the taste. Great balance ! Old school IPA. My favorite Montana beer so far...
Aug 16, 2018
Rated: 2.91 by BellsFan from Michigan

Jul 25, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can poured into a snifter. The beer is a clear copper color with creamy eggshell white head of 1 cm foaming up. The bubbles fade to a sturdy surface layer and leaves some scattered lattice after each sip I take.
The aroma is some pine sap and resin notes that mix together nicely, there is a bit of general astringent bitterness note too. the nose is kind of mild overall. Not any booze or really any malt on this hop forward beer.
First sip reveals an average body with gentle fizzy carbonation. Texture is smooth and rolls across palate easily on each swallow.
The flavor is what the nose advertises with just a hint of biscuit malt and then lots of pine sap and resin notes. The booze is hidden , but the hops linger with some aspirin bite long after each swallow.
This is a classic old school IPA. Nice to have some bite to a beer in this world of juice bombs.
Nice beer from Montana
Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by wertschy from Pennsylvania

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Oct 26, 2017
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Reviewed by cherche from Washington

3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Mediocre IPA. Slightly on the malty side. Was excited to try due to high rating but it was not up to expectations. Looked through some of the ratings and it appears some funny business may be going on with a bunch of very high 4 and some 5 ratings from BAs who have only rated a few (or sometimes even just 1) beers.
Sep 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice and robust IPA with a little citrus cutting through the predominantly earthy aromas. Taste is primarily grassy and piney, with a decent hop bite. Big, crisp mouthfeel for the ABV.
Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Lelampp from Ohio

Aug 05, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Jul 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by JWess from California

Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by ptat from Delaware

Feb 27, 2017
Rated: 3.28 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Sep 15, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2016
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