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Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale - Boneyard Beer Company

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Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
93
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
38 IBUs

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-03-2010)
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-14-2012 06:40:41 | More by Travisnin
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JPWestCoastIPA

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-30-2013 18:04:01 | More by JPWestCoastIPA
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cdragos

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-15-2014 05:07:47 | More by cdragos
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a cloudy deep golden color with a nice fluffy white cap, almost a little dirty white cap, some good head retention, lacing clings to the glass in waves down the glass as I continue to drink

S: Big floral nose, with healthy doses of citrus and passion fruits with a nice dose of bread

T: Big citrus, tropical and passion fruit chiming in; mainly in the ways of pineapple, mangos and grapefruits. So good. This beer has so much going on, taste buds go bananas.

M: Balanced West Coast APA, lots of dank and malt balance.

O: Probably the best West Coast APA ever, tied with Zombie Dust.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2012 21:13:42 | More by barleywinefiend
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NWer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-17-2013 22:55:00 | More by NWer
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drboston

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-11-2013 19:32:59 | More by drboston
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-08-2013 03:43:41 | More by leftoverburrito
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-01-2013 20:19:11 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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TheBungyo

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one is tough to review.

No, not because I'm confused in any way as to how great this beer is. No ... great would be an understatement. But this would be a great IPA, nevermind a pale!

It pours a shade of sun touched honey that makes me want to taste it the instant I see it. Head is minimal. Nice lacing left behind. This color always tells me the finish won't be too sweet for a pale or IPA and I'm not wrong.

One whiff and my nose is nearly assaulted by the scent of orange rind, mango, tangerine, and peach. Lovely. There's some biscuit there too but it seems to be fighting for recognition amongst all the tropical fruit.

One sip releases the floodgates of orange, grapefruit, pine needles, caramel, and again, biscuit. Bravo!

A lot has changed over the years. There was a time when the east coast by and large didn't have the taste for hops we out west do. They've caught on a bit but I feel like this would be a bit extreme for an east coaster looking for a pale. For me, it is nearly exactly what I want. This beer should set the standard for a Northwest Pale Ale.

Serving type: growler

10-18-2012 06:31:29 | More by TheBungyo
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dirtylou

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-20-2013 00:44:04 | More by dirtylou
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-03-2013 01:19:59 | More by largadeer
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Adamostella

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-27-2013 19:39:25 | More by Adamostella
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tcampbel1

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-08-2012 10:47:24 | More by tcampbel1
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-16-2014 00:16:39 | More by cbnz
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hopspine

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-18-2013 13:27:49 | More by hopspine
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Swervine44

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-20-2013 00:47:43 | More by Swervine44
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John_M

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at E9 the other day.

The beer pours the expected amber peach color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is about what I expected as well, considering this beer is made by boneyard, as I pick up considerable dry citrus, light pine, pepper and skunky weed. Most IPA's I encounter don't smell this good. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this dry, hopheads dream of an APA. In some ways, this beer reminds me very much of zombie dust, though the aroma profile is a bit different. Mouthfeel is fairly light, though there's no denying that the beer delivers plenty of flavor. The finish is long, crisp and bitter, and despite my better instinctis, I found myself ordering a second glass before leaving E9. So yeah, drinkability is quite good in this excellent APA, and the alcohol was barely detectable.

An altogether excellent APA, and about what I would expect from Boneyard.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 15:04:56 | More by John_M
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distantmantra

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2014 18:02:36 | More by distantmantra
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2013 17:37:10 | More by spark3148857
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2014 21:30:21 | More by GClarkage
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-02-2013 22:55:33 | More by xnicknj
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rwineburgdy

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-24-2013 07:27:05 | More by rwineburgdy
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dgilks

Australia

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden colour with a creamy, white head. Good head retention.

Grapefruity hop aroma. Punchy with a slightly grassy note.

Soft, light malt on the palate with a big hit of pine and grapefruit. Fairly bitter but suitably balanced.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Solid.

A good APA with great hop flavour and not too much malt.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 01:07:58 | More by dgilks
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at The Pine Box in Seattle, WA.

Pours a hazy goldn copper color with amber edges and a two finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy and sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes. Lots of grapefruit and orange peel countered by grassy pine needle and pale malt.

Medium bodied with a blast of dank juicy hops that linger over the sweeter notes and pale malt into a long dry finish. Huge citrus/tropical fruit presence with lots of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and orange peel sweetness which is countered by some dry, bitter pine needle flavor. Complex hop profile with a subtle pale malt backbone providing further balance. Hints of bread, biscuit and toffee toward the finish. Really well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink. Tastes more like a west coast IPA than a pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 02:10:02 | More by corby112
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vkv822

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap at Belmont Station.
from notes.

Orange with a craggy, billowy white head.

Big, juicy citric hop notes.

Citric hops upfront blend to moderate piney hops. Grain, oat, lightly sweet malt in the backing.

Medium body for the style, average carbonation.

A very hop forward pale ale upfront, but does allow enough well done malt notes to come through in the backing to help balance it out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2012 06:04:04 | More by vkv822
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Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale from Boneyard Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.