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3-Way IPA (Boneyard/Block 15) - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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3-Way IPA (Boneyard/Block 15)3-Way IPA (Boneyard/Block 15)

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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 43
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: anteater on 06-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 302 | Reviews: 40
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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Very tropical. Pineapple. Mango. Orange citrus. Lightly toasted malt and some doughy sweetness.

Taste - More grapefruit in the taste. Still some tropical flavors. Toasty malt gives it a grainy feel. Sweet in the back end with just a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Impressive stuff.

Photo of Spikester
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 16 ounce can picked at Trader Joe's. Canned on date of June 17, 2014. Exactly 30 days ago.
Hazy gold with a touch of amber. Head is slightly less than one inch a leaves in about five minutes. Still has a ring of foam and is producing decent lacing.
Smell is bold citrus pine and and mango. Malts are there in just high enough levels for the style. This beer is a hop showcase. Plenty bitter but doesn't cover up the hop flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick on the tongue. Carbonation is just right. This beer has a long bitter finish. Slight amount of cloying sweetness on the back of the tongue.

Photo of BeerOpine
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

I picked up this gem of an IPA by accident at the Boneyard Brewery in Bend Oregon while enjoying the Bend Ale Trail. My previous experiences with Boneyard are growler only, so when they offered something they collaborated with in a can I could not resist. Before I poured it I wish the label had similar Heady Topper advice telling me to drink from the can as the final half oz of the pour is sediment filled. I was not a D-Bag and recycled the can, yet wish the final half oz was left in the sink or can. With a canned on date of 7/30/14 and a purchase date of 8/20/14 I could not be happier. The medium golden pour of the first 15 ounces is followed by a heap of clouds evening out to a final cloudy medium golden color. The taste is not as piney as some fine double IPAs, but for an IPA the odor makes your taste buds think the taste will be pine filled until your buds smile at fine citrus taste. I wish I had purchased 8 not 4 as this IPA is hard to duplicate. A finer IPA you will struggle to find.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

RB

Big pounder can picked up at Bier Thirty this afternoon.. Poured tonight into my CC Teku... 1" white head shows nice resilience and good lacing... the brew is polished golden.

Aroma is a tropical fruit knock-out, yes... no doubt this is hoppy. Pithy orange zest and some additional piney hops also weigh in.

Bruisingly bitter up front and slightly less on the finish... light pale maltiness carry melon and citrus hops ... pretty amazing.

Light body... good carbonation... This one is draining entirely too fast... I will be picking up more for the rest of summer and some coming camping trips.

A monster of an IPA... Certainly a contender for best IPA I have had in a hell of a long time.

4.25/4/5/4.75/4.5/4.75

Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Reviewing the 3-Way IPA, an IPA collaboration among Oregon breweries Block 15, Boneyard Beer Company and Fort George Brewery.

Score: 92

Canned 07/15/14. Served in a Hopslam tulip/snifter combo glass and enjoyed on 08/14/14.

Appearance: Pours a transparent honey color with some hazy floaties. Pours two fingers of head that settles to a thin ring around the glass. Poor lacing, okay retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, oak, black pepper, honey and pineapple. Nice malty sweetness underlying. Appetizingly bold IPA nose. 4.25/5

Taste: Sweet caramel malt, bitter grapefruit, pine, spicy hops and a little black pepper on the finish. Really well done IPA with a nice mix of tropical fruit, bitterness and malty sweetness. Lasting spicy hop, sweet malt and bitter grapefruit. Nice integration. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish with a light sweetness. 4.25/5

Overall: Impressive under-the-radar IPA.

Cost: $9.99 for a four pack of 16 oz cans.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can shared with stillmatic2232.

Pours a nearly opaque golden orange, with lots of little floaties. A quarter inch head forms, with a little bit of lacing.

Smells brazenly hoppy, tons of tropical and citrus fruit aromas. Lemon, orange, pineapple, mango, and peach.

The taste is similar. This seems like one of the IPAs that tries to dial down the bitterness while at the same time, dialing up the citrusy hop goodness. I approve, even if I do like some bitterness in my IPAs. Just a full fruit basket worth of hop goodness- so much orange, pineapple, and mango, with lighter expressions of lemon and grapefruit. There's some cattiness (is this made with Citra?) There is some slightly herbal and piney flavors on the back end, and a tiny amount of bitterness, but the bitterness is barely enough to mention, really.

This is a medium bodied beer, with a sticky, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. It starts sweet, but finishes fairly dry, and has a really nice drinkability.

It's always great to try something new and awesome that wasn't on your radar at all.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Great aroma of citrus, piney and slightly dank hops, tropical fruit, lemon citrus. Flavor is up front citrus hops with piney, dank and floral notes, citrus and tropical fruit, neutral, but very supportive malt and a very enjoyable bright fresh lemon note in the finish, which is full of good citrus and herbal hops and grapefruit rind. Medium bodied. I don't know Block 15, but I had big expectations for this from Fort George and (especially) Boneyard and they were more than fulfilled. A top tier IPA and remarkable collaborative achievement from all three breweries. The hop herbal flavors are still lingering as I write this.

Photo of Reidrover
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can from a 4-pack from Trader Joe in Salem OR. $8.99 Lighter orange coloured body than the typical PNW IPA and a large rocky, bubbly white head. Very very strong hop aromas. Mainly resiny and piney. Slight doughy cheesy aroma too ..maybe the yeast? Taste is the same as the aroma though more doughy than cheesy in the yeast department and more caramel to balance the aggressive hopping. Good thickish palate to this one. Nice long lasting hop bitterness. Good IPA not the world beater I had been anticipating though!

Photo of stouts4me
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at Beaumont Mkt. In July '14.

Pour this in your pint and you get A lt. orAnge, grape fruity color with some yeast floaties on the bottom

When you crack this you get a great hoppy blast at your senses!oh, this smells great.

Oh yeah, you knew it would be good after that hop aroma, and there is not a disappointment at all. Yummy malt forward hoppy, juicy, fruity, goodness. Don't worry about trading for Surly Furious, Abrasive , or Heady, Zombie, Anti-Hero, etc. just buy all you can and enjoy the crap out of this, if you live out here you are lucky to have it.

I'm just glad I found it on the shelf, damn good beer. I got two 4-packs, and that was a big win, thanks to the 3 collaborators; please do this beer again!!!

Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%

Tall boy can, 7/24/14, thanks to rudzud for sharing this one.

Pours a decent creamy but smaller head that fades pretty quickly. Touch if lacing, hazy sediment laden maple orange color. 4
Nose is awesome, bright fruit, some citrus and nice tropical, guava passion fruit, mild grapefruit, touch of rind, dank wet hop resin like.4.5

Taste is more I'd the same, tropical fruit, passion fruit with dank musty resin, guava, melon rind, some citrus too, grapefruit pith, orange rind, nice dank wet hop, mild grassy earthy notes, touch of pine sap, more kiwi like tropical fruit hops. Mild sweet malt, very little, fluffy. Long lingering bitter resinous tropical fruit and citrus lingering. 4.5

Mouth is nice, med bod, little oily resinous hop, very good carb. 4.5

Overall great! 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Thanks to John for the can!

Slightly hazy, golden-amber pour, fizzy white head that sank to a thin collar, dotting the glass with lace. Nice fruity hop aroma, the strong point of this brew, zesty, with a sugary sweetness in the background. Taste was a little more sweet than I would have expected, bready malts, with a good amount of citrusy hops, tropical fruit notes, and some earthiness. I'd imagine that if it lacked uber freshness, this beer would be a malt-bomb, so like most IPAs, I wouldn't let this one sit around for too long. Medium body, slightly unctuous and not quite as crisp as I like my IPAs to be, but still a solid brew overall.

Photo of vkv822
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz : SN IPA Glass

Hazy, golden orange with a bubble, foamy white head.

Aomra is big, citrusy, resiny hops almost entirely.

More citric, resiny hops with a light, crackery backbone.

Medium body, mild, foamy carbonation.

Nothing particularly unique about this one, just another delicious, very well done IPA from Fort George.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade from dsigmon. Big thanks! Enjoyed on the 4th as I watch fireworks over a lake in NE.

A- Hazy deep golden. Solid head and retention.

S- Grapefruit and melon maniac

T- Intense, yet so smooth. So much hops and waves of flavor

M- Light, crisp, clean, refreshing. Damn

O- My first from any of these breweries. Very impressed.

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of the can into a wine glass. Burnt orange and a hazy golden color. A half of finger of tight white head on top that disappeared very quickly. Smell is crazy citra hops, tropical fruits, regular fruits and a bit of pine along with a subtle malt background. The subtle biscuit malt background really lets the hops shine through in this beer. I would put this up there with TG and Hill. Really good IPA.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Can opened on 6.13.14

Awesome beer.

Photo of jbakajust1
3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange under a super thick offwhite 2 finger head that lasts forever. Fades to a thick cap that stays the whole way down leaving lots of lacing. Bubbles erupt from the bottom feeding the head.

Smells of peach and mango. Lots of pine and dank resinous hop throughout, even smells bitter. Citrus pith, crackers, and spicy hop notes follow.

Tastes of citrus pith, bitter grapefruit, lots of resin, scratchy bitterness. Alcohol notes evident, cedar, honey, touch of sweet malts. The aftertaste is really bitter with resinous hop oils.

Medium body, creamy carbonation, hop oils coat the tongue, bitterness lingers. Semi-dry finish.

Lots of hops drop on this beer. Big resin and fruits, citrus, in the nose & palate. Big hops, oils linger, with a bracing bitterness. Malt backbone gets out of the way for the hops.

Photo of parrotsnest
4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The best IPA I've had the pleasure of trying. It sucks this will be a one off. :(

Photo of DefenCorps
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 22nd May 2014. This batch is listed at 7.2%. Reviewed 06-13-2014 06:24:38, moved here to correct listing

A mostly clear light amber with a dense, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this beer looks great! As I pour the last bit from the can, some floaties do appear. The nose is excellent. I can only hope that this is a significantly retooled version of the beer that's been reviewed so far, 'cos the alternative, more depressing story would be that the lack of drinking on my part has completely broken my palate and rendered me incapable of identifying a good IPA. Bright and citrusy with clean, refreshing aroma hops, bright tangerines, bright navel oranges, bright pine and a touch of pithy, chalky grapefruit peel, this is outstanding. A light honeyed/cotton candy/doughy malt aroma is present. Super, super fruity.

The palate opens bright and refreshing with juicy fruit - honey, oranges, tangerines, citrons, a touch of tropical fruit - mango - with a clean bitterness, this is just outstanding. A piney, resiny hop bitterness is present, exceptionally clean with minimal grassy or otherwise off flavors. This beer is super juicy - it has tons of fruit juice - making it astoundingly refreshing Light in body with a crisp, clean carbonation, this beer finishes long and juicy with a touch of grassy hops on the finish. Highly recommended.

Photo of Admbmb92
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought the last 4 pack at Market of Choice. Canned 6-24-14 :)) poured into a dogfish ipa glass
Aroma- citrus, hops, earthy smell, grass, grapefruit, biscuit, bread
Appearance- golden amber with white fluffy head
Taste- front of the tongue you get a very crisp hop flavor, followed up by grapefruit and malty goodness. a nice earthy hop flavor and a smooth bitterness
Mouthfeel- very crisp and fresh. Nice carbonation and lacing.
Overall- this is a very refreshing ipa without any intense bitterness or offensive flavors. It's so well balanced and equally represents all 3 breweries. Such an awesome summer time brew. I could drink this all day if it weren't so hard to find.

Photo of draheim
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy straw color w/ a big monster head, lots of rich, sticky lace clings to the side, a nice pillow of foam settling in the center of the glass.

Aroma is big clean grapefruit and pine; tons of acidic citrus bursting forth. Exactly what I want to smell in an IPA.

Taste is likewise citrusy and dry; pale biscuity malt and oodles of alpha acids, not much else. Very SoCal.

Mouthfeel is slick and clean with a sharply bitter aftertaste.

Overall a really great, in-your-face IPA. It doesn't get much better than this.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge props to my man rathakem for sending this surprise my way. Enjoyed from a giant block 15 pilsner glass.

a - brew pours semi transparent goldenrod, little hazy, nice big frothy and foamy head. Leaves massive milkshake like chunks of lace on the glass.

s - nose is out of this world. Another level...dank, rich, perfectly ripe tropical citric fruit. Yum. Hops at their very best. Grapefruit.

t - big blast of resinous but lush grapefruit hops. Full and rich in flavor, not too bitter, but west coast.

m - medium to full bodied. Quenching. Super tasty.

o - overall, blown away by this beer. Fantastic IPA. Check it out if you can.

Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from 16oz tall can into my Trim Tab pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little bit of haze and a ton of little floaties. Head poured a thin layer of fizzy ivory foam and dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: rich, resiny, grapefruity hop aroma atop a relatively sweet malt base. Pungent and intense; I like it.

Taste: fruity and sharp, with tangerine and grapefruit and piney/resiny character as well. Bitterness is pretty strong, but that's needed to stand up to the sweet maltiness. It's a damn fine beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK carbonation and a mild creaminess. Nothing special here.

Overall: pungent and piquant with lots of big fruity and piney flavor. Great stuff.

Photo of Salemjeff
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Canned on 8-27-14. Delicious!! I have had Heady Topper, which is a real fine beer, and this stacks right up there with it. I was only able to get 3 cans and hate to drink em up but gotta do it while they are still fresh. Love it!!

Photo of cpetrone84
3.28/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pour is mostly clear golden amber with lots of white head and a thick lacing. Nose has a light grain, lots of resin hop, notes of cereal and almost a hint of fruit loops with a bit of citrus. Taste is similar, decent grain note with tons of resiny hops with a good punch of citrus in the back. Softer carb, very full body, a bit syrupy. Not bad, a bit more resinous than I would like.

Photo of pdxtomct
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

An amazing combination of aroma and flavor over a subtle backbone. Really good from the can and even better on draft.

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3-Way IPA (Boneyard/Block 15) from Fort George Brewery + Public House
97 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.