Tumbleweed IPA | Lewis & Clark Brewing Company

Tumbleweed IPATumbleweed IPA
BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 134 ratings
Tumbleweed IPATumbleweed IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
Montana, United States
lewisandclarkbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beernut7 on 08-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,998
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
134
Liked:
121
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
12.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
15
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of jera1350
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of hilgart1
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of cherche
3/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Honey colored body with a thick, foamy white head. Bold pine and citrus hop aromas and a nice touch of floral notes in the background. Juicy, malty flavors; orange and lemon drops; mild malt notes lurk in the rear; a wonderful buildup of hop bitterness raises slowly through taste and provides a nice, low-key hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied; semi-dry finish.

This beer is a hop head's delight. The aroma and flavors just pop with juicy citrus fruit goodness. The malts definitely take a back seat to things yet do there part to add balance and body to the end product. The hop varieties used to create this beauty truly shine and create a very memorable ale experience.

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Photo of Chucker17
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and a dark orange copper color with a sandstone, 2-finger head. Good retention, breaking down to a thin layer across the top while the lace clings in broken sheets upon the side of the glass.

Smell - Floral notes hit the nose first, with lesser citrus and a bit of wood. Fair caramel undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Floral character supported by lesser wood notes. Bitterness creeps in mid-taste with a grapefruit rind quality. Malt backbone sits firmly beneath with caramel flavor. The finish is of bittersweet balance with a lingering rind aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick texture gives way to a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Mmmm. Tasty. Reminds me quite a bit of the Rogue Yellow Snow IPA with that floral/woody hop combo. I may just have to hit up store tomorrow and bring a sixer with me back to California! :)

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Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BigBry
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can from a 6-pk purchased in Missoula, Montana, and muled back to Spokane by a friend. According to the sticker, the 6-pk went for $7.99. No freshness dates on any of the cans.

Poured into a Boston Lager glass, this was a chill-hazed copper-amber color, with a big, creamy off-white head that dropped slowly and left lots of lace on the sides of the glass.

Grapefruity and resiny hop aroma. There was a little bit of caramellish malt aroma as well.

Not as bitter as the nose led me to believe, though the hop flavor is a little more complex as well, with some light herbal, grassy notes trailing the citrusy aspects of the taste. In fact, this is surprisingly un-bitter for an IPA. The malts are mostly unobtrusive until near the fadeout, where a mild sweetness comes into play before things end with a hoppy zap to the palate.

Medium bodied, with an oily, resiny mouthfeel.

Not a huge hop bomb, but a very drinkable IPA. While I like it, I don’t quite think it’s worth the score it currently has on BA. Perhaps if I had a fresh glass on draught I’d feel differently, and perhaps the non-dated cans have been sitting in a store or a warehouse for a while.

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Photo of taospowder
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of juicebox
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JasonR1975
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Tumbleweed IPA from Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 134 ratings
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