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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
outstanding

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 9
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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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Travisnin, Sep 14, 2012
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JPWestCoastIPA, Sep 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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BigJYoungblood, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

barleywinefiend, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

NWer, Jul 17, 2013
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drboston, Jun 11, 2013
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leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

guajolote, Jul 25, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

TheBungyo, Oct 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dirtylou, May 20, 2013
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largadeer, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Adamostella, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

tcampbel1, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

cbnz, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

hopspine, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Swervine44, Jul 20, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

John_M, Sep 18, 2012
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cherche, Aug 23, 2014
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Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale from Boneyard Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.