RPM IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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RPM IPARPM IPA

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 201
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Docer on 08-04-2010

75 IBUs
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Ratings: 695 | Reviews: 102
Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Boneyard Brewing in Bend, Oregon.

Pours a medium golden-yellow body, one finger white head with solid retention time and a fair bit of lacing. Smells of tropical fruit and citrus; mild floral and pine notes, mellow bready presence in the background, rich resin, grain. Flavour is excellent; tropical fruit, pine, mild grain and bready presence, grapefruit, citrus, floral notes. This is a ridiculously interesting APA, especially as far as the flavour profile goes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, not resinous, mildly bitter grapefruit, but incredibly easy to drink. Overall, this is an excellent APA that to me, reinforces Boneyard's status as one of the best producers of the west coast style pale ale archetype. Their hoppy offerings certainly compete with anything made in California.

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Top notch! Had in the Beaver State!

Photo of milehighhop
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on tap in Bellingham on vacation, was a little darker than my preferred IPAs, overall was not too bad.

Photo of martyl1000
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BA Bar. Quite good!

Photo of macpapi
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, bright light-orange color with a small and quickly dissipating white head. Very little bubble retention here.

Crisp aroma of malt with very piney, floral, resinous hops. Citrus of any kind is muted at the start, but a bit of lemon/orange presence is noted when the beer warms.

Taste is bitter and hoppy. Again, resin and pine are much, much more notable than the faint hint of citrus--mostly lemon--but those hop essences are fresh and tasty. Still, this flavor seems a bit one-dimensional and not as complex as hoped for. I'm being picky, I know, due to expectations. A very nice malt backbone does help add some balance to the flavor profile.

Moderate carbonation, pretty full body, and a nice sharp hoppy aftertaste make for a very potent and impressive feel to this one.

So this is a nice beer overall. However, I would say that due to buildup and expectations, I am a bit underwhelmed. The lack of citrus and hop complexity does take a bit away from my overall expectations. Still, this is a very nice offering and definitely worth a try. I might not consider it 'world class,' but that is just one man's opinion, I guess.

Photo of Rman410
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is such a refreshing beer. Even if you're not an IPA fan, do try it. I can't wait to start seeing these in bottles.

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If in oregon drink anything by boneyard you can get your hands on world class all the way.

Photo of AMPM9
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On Tap at Chuck's Hop Shop (North Seattle)

L: amber-orange color. It's clearish and nicely filitered. A very nice white head to top it off

S: Very piney almost spruce like, some bits of citrus in there (tad oily).

T: Well balanced for a IPA at 7.5%, backend bittnerness that you will see in most NW IPA'S, but nothing overwhelming, the balance actually allows you to drink a few no problem. Nothing to overpowering in terms of hop presence (citra i'm guessing)/ blanced nicely with the malt (very smooth)

F: Very nice feel, I say one of the creamier IPA'S I've had in terms of the mouthfeel which I don't mind, not "thin" at all

Overall: I really really enjoy this beer from the good folks at Boneyard down their in Bend. I think this has to be one of my TOP 3 favorite IPA'S currently. Very refreshing but will kick ya in the pants if you have few. Can't wait to see this beer avaliable in sixers! Was rated top 5 craft brew by a recent USA Today article (for what thats worth)

Photo of Nugganooch
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at URGE Gastropub – Rancho Bernardo, CA
11/07/2014 - San Diego Beer week commemorative Goblet

A: Darker amber body with some mild conditioned clearing to it. Smallish finger of khaki tan suds holds over for a few moments until dying out to a crown. Light streamers of lace hug the glass after every sip.

S: Smells like freshy fresh green hops! Oh so nice. Sappy pine abounds and entwines with zesty lemongrass and some lightly floral notes. I get some light malt sweetness contributing underneath all the green action.

T: Taste delivers that same combination of resinous pines fused with lemony citrus and a touch of hop floral. Very smooth with a lower bitterness to it and much more restrained than I was expecting. Nice balance with no alcohol noted. The finish brings some pithy resin and a dash more floral grassiness. Pretty solid but a slight step down from the nose.

M: The body is on the lighter side and even a touch watery at times. Nice creamy consistency with a dry resinous finish to it.

D: Was really amped to find this on tap in San Diego. In fact this beer was my draw to coming into URGE. That said it is solid and a really great find but left me a slightly disappointed in the flavor department. Maybe it didn’t travel well or I am just spoiled who knows. Still great and worth checking out.

Photo of Daylewri
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love, love, love the Bone yard IPA. What a fantastic beer.
I'll drink this over red wine (which I love on occasion)...

Photo of camarocrazy67
3.06/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

It's a very bland tasting

Photo of cr0ckett
3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Good to try, nothing that blew me away.

Photo of DrQwill
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clean, straight forward, balanced, lively, rich and steady. Easy drinking yet gentle as a feather pillow. All the makings of a good friend!

Photo of Moose90
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served On-Tap

A – Pours a deep ruby hued orange, nice bright white head, and great clinging lacing.

S – Bright citrus notes, lemon, pine, and mango.

T – Dry and bitter hops first, followed by a very nice dry and floral finish, very nice balance.

M – Medium bodied, long lasting finish.

O – Great IPA yet again from Boneyard, very nice balance of sweet and bitter.

Photo of highTempo
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice, deep amber-orange color. It's clear and well-filtered with a small (3mm or so) very white head. Well carbonated, overall.

The smell is top-notch. I get tons of spruce/fir pine out of it. There's a tiny bit of oily citrus in there.

The flavor is well-balanced for a fairly big IPA. It's bitter without knocking you out -- in other words a bit light on the back-of-the-mouth bitterness that you get in a lot of NW IPAs. Much of the hops comes across in the smell as well, which helps the whole thing work in concert. Really big, round, dry flavor. It's very easy to drink for a 7.5 ABV IPA.

Kind of refreshing for an IPA. I've been finding this one around town a lot and keep picking it when it's available. I just had this back-to-back with Pliny the Elder on tap and while I'd lean toward the Pliny this one really held its own surprisingly well.

A super solid choice. I hope this keeps showing up on tap when I go out!

Photo of dar482
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a clear amber color.

The beer hits of grapefruit, but also a bitter piney and resinous quality. A very clean brew that shows the clean qualities of Boneyard. Not a hop quality for everyone though.

Photo of PHBoiler
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A tad bit more malt than a true West coast IPA but certainly very hop forward and just this side of slick on the mouthfeel. Well balanced body helps carry the heavy pine and citrus rind/pith. Easy drinking, enjoyable, and certainly a dependable IPA.

Photo of RenzoD
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty killer IPA. Was expecting something with way more of a punch-you-in-the-mouth bitterness flavor and, while there is certainly a big hop presence, the big bitter flavor isn't really there. It is still very well balanced, goes down pretty sweet and smooth. Head retention was an issue for me but after reading reviews complimenting the beer im this area I have concluded that it may have been the growler i had it from. Still a very noteworthy IPA. Would have again.

Photo of bugstuff
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A coupl'a oddities: here it says 75 IBUs and 7.5 ABV... Their site says 50/6.5; I reckon it's somewhere in between. They also do not reveal the hops, but suggest there are six NW. I detect Citra allll through this beer (though light in the nose)...fantastic! A near perfect Citra IPA...I'd drink this whenever/wherever I find it!

Photo of jgibson13
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and tasty. Not hoppy for an IPA but the smoothness is ideal. If you're looking for hoppy, not the choice, but looking for a solid ipa, this is it.

Photo of sbauer
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ha at the boneyard tasting room. Hard to compare to the epic hop venom but a very tasty and balanced ipa.

Photo of Harvest06
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced ipa. Low noticeable bitterness for the style. Very pleasant and drinkable. Slightly on the sweet side.

I can't wait for this to be available in cans.

Photo of everythingiszen
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth grapefruit flavor. Light and not too bitter. If I lived on the west coast, this would be a go-to.

Photo of Joey_Loves_Beer
4.94/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've ever had, boneyard is killing the beer game, places can't seem to keep this stuff for too long it's so good.

Photo of Money
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A fabulous brew that is worth seeking out.

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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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