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
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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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Photo of HopOnHop
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Thank the Jesuses I live in Bend!

Photo of Axnjxn
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

growler filled from boneyard.

dark copper color, great head. huge dank aroma. taste of in your face goodness that assaults your palate with hoppy goodness but is also extremely smooth and drinkable. crushable, actually. I'm in awe of how good this is. its possibly the best IPA I've ever had. great job boneyard!

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a classic northwest style ipa here, with lots of cascade and centennial characteristics. while i cant confirm that those are the varietals used, i can say with certainty that attributes of those strains on on display here no doubt. the color is a little richer than many, brassy, with a long lasting lacy white head. aromas of pine forest, lush evergreen, christmas, vegetal, pulpy. there is a decent grain base to this too, with come caramel malt that while it doesnt contribute a ton to the flavor, its absence would leave this hopelessly unbalanced. its got some girth to the mouthfeel, which is nice with the wintery hop mix. the hops are unique here not for what they taste like, but for how robust they are. truly as strong on the front end as they are in the finish, i cant think of a lot of ipas that do that, and none do it so vividly and pungently as this beast. i like that its bigger too, a hop heads dream really, super fresh and aggressive, dank and sprucy. not overly complicated either which i like, just big well built ipa. if this was available here i would buy it all the time. its my kind of ipa.

Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a ice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, orange, pine, bread dough, light floral

T-grapefruit, orange, pine, bready malt, light floral, little caramel, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O- easy drinking and flavorful IPA, would definitely seek this out

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 Beerandraiderfan
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a short nonic)
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.

O- This beer has some nice hop characteristics but it seems a bit mellow for a big NW coast IPA. Nice session beer and goes down pretty quick.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Chucks.

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.

O: Another winner from Boneyard, not quite as good as Hop Venom, but would gladly drink this one often.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In tap at Capitol Beer and Tap in Sacramento, CA

Appearance - A crystal clear golden orange with broken waves of suds across the surface. Leaves a fair amount of lace around the glass.

Smell - Orange rind with light pineapple and grapefruit. Faint pine.

Taste - Follows the nose. Bright, clean citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, supported by lesser notes of rind bitterness and pine. A touch of juicy peach and then a dry pit character toward the finish. Great balance all-around and a relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slick on the swallow before a bone dry finish.

Overall- The first time I had this beer, it was given to me in a 16oz swintop, but unfortunately it'd gone flat the next day when I finally tried it. It's a damn good IPA, but doesn't quite live up to the hype for me. Flavor is reminiscent of Pliny or Blind Pig, or maybe even the Lagunitas IPA.

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 distantmantra
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, bottleworks.

appearance: served in a shaker pint, bright orange body, frothy white cap with decent retention

smell: fresh cut grass, citrus, a bit of pine

taste: great IPA - i think this is coming in cans in the future - watch out world. Oily hop resin, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, lemon zest, blood orange. Nice balance of toasted malt.

mouthfeel: Light, juicy and delicious

overall: Super IPA

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 Alieniloquium
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy burnt orange. Not much of a head. Wispy surface. Cloudy.

Smell - Grapefruit, pine, other citrus. Slightly sweet malt touch, but mostly hops.

Taste - Proportionally less hoppy than the nose, but still dominated by the hops. More pine than grapefruit. Sweetness is stronger. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweetness is just a little too strong. Medium low carbonation due to the growler.

Overall - Might be my favorite of the three IPA levels. Just a little too sweet to be great.

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 hopsbreath
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to ramnuts for trucking a growler of this back from Bend. I really need to get out there for a weekend sometime soon. I went over to his house, he thrust a half filled pint glass of this into my hand, I sniffed, quickly paid attention, tasted, and bellowed "this shit is great, what is it?!"

A: Cloudy and obviously unfiltered gold with a big dusty white head full of lazy soapy bubbles. Great lacing. 4.5/5

S: A punch of citrus to the chin! Clementine’s and pineapple are the primary sweet aromas. 4.5/5

T: Those citrus aromas translate to the taste and are supported by a well developed malt profile that doesn't get in the way of the hop goodness. This showcases the hops in a way that allows the fruitier bouquet to be appreciated without being bitter for the sake of being bitter. I'm finding this style of IPA to be more in my wheelhouse these days. 4.5/5

M: Very full body with a snappy finish. 4.5/5

O: My notes for this beer were extremely limited and I assigned the 4.5 as an overall from the get go. I immediately followed this up with a Lucky Lab Super Dog which paled in comparison at every turn. It's possible that when I get a chance to closer examine this beer in the future, my score may increase. In the land of hoppy beers (PNW), this is a standout. 4.5/5

Photo of jellikit
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange and slightly cloudy. Thin head. Lacing lasts through the whole glass.

Smell: great aromas of grapefruit/citrus. Malts lean toward bread.

Taste: malts are balanced well with hops. Bread. Hops are citric. Grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is almost club soda like. Dry. Medium body. Think Angelina Jolie.

Overall: good IPA. A little too dry for me. But definitely good. Balanced and tasty.

Photo of Docer
3.83/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler that my buddy Pete filled up for me...

- Nice clear copper... fuzzy white head... fluffy, lacing all over the glass....

- Rich malt notes... caramel, grain... bready, and slightly nutty.... big citrus hop flare... some floral and pine, and zesty hops.... little touch of hot alcohol to the nose.

- Big malt character... balanced with a big hop character... loving the citrus hops... lots going on here with aroma... grapefruit, pine... grassy, citrus.. must be dry-hopped... creamy malt caramel, grain... bready.. balanced and big. Very drinkable for how strong this one is. Almost like a barleywine.

- Medium bodied, little chewy.. slightly drying.. like a dry gin.

- For such a big IPA (must be near 8% as I was told) this is packed with balanced flavor and drinkability. I wonder what a double IPA would be like from this badass brewery?

Photo of blackie
4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

horse brass draft, took a little bush-dive shortly after, then a pleasant walk back downtown

a: served in a full shaker pint, glowing orange in color with a dense white head, great retention and chunky lace sticking to the glass walls

s: pungent, vivid hop nose out front, intensely tropical with pineapple and mango, pulpy orange, and resinous pine, sweet and sticky hop juice, a dose of sugary pale and caramel malts, yeah

m: medium bodied, carbonation around moderate or just under, pleasant

t: sweet, sweet, juicy hops brimming with luscious fruits - pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit; a dash of pine resin underneath, oily and pungent, incredibly hoppy but averting any overbittered sensation, smooth and delicious, bready, slightly sweet pale malts with a slight dose of caramel

o: of ipa’s consumed in my semi-recent memory bank, this one stands out as the best of the best, great stuff

Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy peach flesh hued body capped by a big, sticky, clinging head. Looks great in a raw, unrefined sort of way.

The nose is subdued but pleasant. Stonefruits, citrus and sugar cookie malt aromas reside at the forefront with a bit of pine beneath. It doesn't leap from the glass as much as I'd like, but it's thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless.

If the nose was solid, the palate is excellent. Peach and pineapple flavors hit the tongue first, followed by pine and grapefruit. The malt backbone is bready, doughy, dry and thankfully more California than Oregon in approach (i.e. there isn't a shitload of crystal malt).

This is the fourth excellent hoppy beer I've had from Boneyard. Nice to see Oregon breweries finally moving into the current century with their IPAs.

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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed light orange color. Small white frothy head.

5.0 S: Smells amazing. Intense tropical fruitiness with pineapple leading the pack and mango, papaya, and melon coming after.

4.0 T: Taste isn't the same intensity as the nose. Fruits mentioned are still there, just not as much of them. Light yeasty breadiness and light neutral maltiness.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth.

4.5 D: Damn good beer with an incredible nose.

Photo of sukwonee
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy hell. I found this at Taphouse Grill (downtown Seattle). I've always wanted to try this, but I didn't want to drive all the way down to Federal (99 Bottles) to get it.

Anyway,

It's awesome. I didn't take any notes (I wasn't expecting to review any beers today), but it was amazing. Very very well balances - it was hoppy but also very malty. Sweetness balances out the bitterness. Citrus hops at the beginning, finshes with sweet malt, and a bit of hop bitterness at the end.

This is awesome. hope they start bottling.

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 MaddMatt639
3.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on February 16, 2013:

A: Light amber color. Head of foam non-existent(shitty pour).

S: Slight citrusy hop smell. Mostly malty.

T: Medium hopiness. Slight citrus notes and pine notes in the end.

M: Leaves a very enjoyable aftertaste that I can't describe. Medium heaviness on the tongue.

O: An alright beer, but nothing to brag about and barely and hop character.

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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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