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RPM IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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505 Ratings
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 180
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
75 IBUs

(Beer added by: Docer on 08-04-2010)
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Good orange pour, nice head that was about 3/4" I would say. Aroma was large simcoe, so its pungent, a real bitter pine and soft citrus touch.

Good taste, pretty straight up, big hops, big pine, moderate bitterness, a kind of minty and peach refreshing vibe to it. Its pretty chewy, syrupy and thick, minorly hot, not a problem, but you aren't going to mistake this for a pale ale on any day. Definitely blurs the line between what an ipa/imperial ipa/dipa is and where you decide to draw the line, the alcohol and bigness of the beer tends to lead me to classify this as an imperial version.

Had this at one of Bistro's ipa events, was pretty impressed, I think it was the single ipa party in September, tough to tell where the notes on the phone are from, right in between two events.

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A- This beer pours a deep caramel body with a swirling carbonation that supports a sticky snow white head that laces as it slides back on top of the beer.

S- The slight earthy pine resin hops grow as the beer opens with some woody hops aroma finishing the smell.

T- The bright green hops has some slightly unripe fruit flavors that grow a bit more fruity as it opens and some spicy hop character in the finish. There is no real bitterness in the clean finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and a creamy texture while the head last.

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A: Pours a hazy orange with a small slightly off-white head on top. Good retention, leaving a nice cap on top. Thin lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Nice and citrusy, some tropical fruit including grapefruit, orange, and some lemon. A bit of grainy malt and caramel on the back end.

T: Similar to the aroma, a nice and citrusy flavor, grapefruit and more orange with pine mixed in. Has a nice bitterness on the finish, but not overly so. Very smooth.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Easy drinking.

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Appearance - A crystal clear golden orange with very little in the way of head, leaves broken waves of suds across the surface with small spots of lace all around the glass.

Smell - Orange rind with light grapefruit. Faint pine.

Taste - Follows the nose. Bright, clean citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, supported by lesser notes of rind bitterness and a touch of stone fruit pit. Light juiciness. Great balance all-around. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Unfortunately, I think the beer has gone flat. Medium bodied with almost no carbonation. Smooth for what it is, but it's dead as dead gets. Still drinkable though, thanks to the flavor. Fairly dry finish.

Overall - I may be doing this beer a great injustice by writing this review from a 16oz sample that seems to have gone flat, but I don't know if I'll ever get my hands on it again, so I'll leave this review as a placeholder and a reminder to try to get this baby on tap. Definite candidate for a re-review. As is, flavor reminds me a bit of Pliny or Blind Pig, or maybe even the Lagunitas IPA.

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On tap at Latona Pub in Seattle, WA. 8/5/2011.

A: The beer poured a hazy copper color with a thin head of fluffy white foam. There was very little lacing which dissipated quickly. By the time I was done with my beer, the glass was devoid of any sticky residue.

S: This gave off a very rich citrus aroma reminiscent of grapefruit, orange and tropical fruits with just a touch of the strong pine/cat urine scent found in top tier IPAs. There was a hint of sweet bready malt, but the hops are dominant here.

T: There was a sweet malt profile here, but balanced well with the sucker punch of big hops. Grapefruit is the main hop flavor, but there are also touches of pine, honey and grass. The beer has a bit of alcohol warmness to it at the end, but it's very pleasant and comforting.

M: Very dry mouth feel with medium body and average level carbonation.

O: WOW. This is a regular IPA? Are you sure I wasn't given an Imperial? In any event, RPM is an extremely impressive beer. I'd heard about Boneyard previously, but was very excited to find this on tap at my neighborhood pub tonight. This was one of the best IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Seek it out. Now.

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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.