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RPM IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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95 Reviews
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Reviews: 95
Hads: 770
Avg: 4.33
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 211
Gots: 130 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
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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Reviews: 95 | Hads: 770
Photo of lighthabit
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Notes to self, will tidy up later
Boneyard IPA @ f/stop
upfront bitter, lemon peel , lingering tang. grassy, grapefruit WITHOUT any sweetness - not bad, just noting it. kinda like it because it feels more purposeful than some of the sweeter offerings. hazy look, light passes thru but only very diffused. warming in the tummy suggests a bit higher abv than I'd expect by taste (And checking proves me right - yay. hides its 7.5 pretty well). little bit of lacing, but hard to tell since it was poured with no head (why?). A bit of backwash forced it, looks good for what I have to work with. Resiny hops show character as it warms, helps smooth it up a bit.

why do bartenders pour beers with zero head?

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Photo of Rosanne
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

mid to high hoppy sweet aroma, mid carbonation, sweet but more bitter, yum, balanced sweet bitter linger.

Shared a taster on-tap as past of a flight at the brewery; Boneyard Beer Company, Bend, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

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Photo of MaddMatt639
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
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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Photo of Auracom
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Northwest BA's convinced me this was a must-try on my trip. 12 oz. served in a pint glass at Brouwer's on November 27th, 2012.

A - Standard affair. Murky, moderate golden coloring with a creamy eggshell head. Great lacing, albeit marginal retention.

S - Plentiful pine, underlying grapefruit skin, a touch of dank, and less sweet malts.

T - Well contained, early straight pine sap, interlude of floral and grass, mid to rear shows a heavy bread note.

M - Light to medium body, high carbonation, lightly dry finish.

D - Not quite as outstanding as the locals reported, but still very enjoyable. Nice to try something from this brewery.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better hop presence in the smell.

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Photo of Docer
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
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?

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz, growler
Lost Abbey TEKU

A: Bright orange color. Carbonation is lower. Bright white ring and loose bubbles. Some lacing.

S: Smells of cat pee. More astringent than I was expecting. Grapefruit. Herbal hops. Some of that garlic/green onion like character.

T: Nice hop bitterness up front. Easy drinking thinner mouthfeel. Finish is nice. Lingering fruit: grapefruit and citrus. Dry.

M: Light medium.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of RenzoD
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from 99 Bottles, filled with m Magnolia growler. 6 days old.

Nice hiss of carbonation as I crack the growler. Still good! Pours out a clear, golden body with a thick, light saffron head. It hangs around for awhile, and leave some great lacing on the glass.

Juicy fruit aromas of peach and grapefruit,with pine resin and a touch of ganja. Caramel malts and brown sugar as well.

Flavors follow through with some nice, fruity tropical fruit flavors. Grapefruit sourness adds a bite. Brown sugar and caramel from the malts, leads into a decent pine hop bitterness on the finish. Slightly oily on the finish, with some dryness.

A very good IPA. Hits all the right notes, and I would not mind having this be my every day IPA.

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Photo of macpapi
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of Moose90
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of MADhombrewer
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Clear straw color, good lacing, slightly off white head. 4.5/5

Smell- Piney, withh a sweet orange backend. 4/5

Taste - Sweet orange dominates the taste. The bitterness coats your tounge but doesn't overpower. 4/5

Mouthfeel- More on the fuller side of medium. 4/5

Overall- Good IPA. A little on the sweet side for me. I wouldn't mind it to be a little drier. 4/5

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at Taphouse Seattle. Pours golden orange with little fluffy white head. Citrus and lemon peel on top of grassy pine. Flavor is big raw hops with lots of floral citrus background. This is an awesome IPA and really highlights the floral hops used. Surprisingly light and easy to drink. Good stuff, and I hope Boneyard really starts ramping up production and distribution.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Interurban, Portland

Glowing pale orange with rimming white froth.
Booming fresh floral, leafy hop nose.
Apricot jam then slick tangerine, resin, and guava hops.
White fig end and orange wine gum linger.
Light, chewy, creamy.

Big tropical fruit in a light body, but doesn’t live up to the nose and is short on IBUs. Overly fruity on the finish, doesn’t cut dry when it should. Still lovely, just not that sessionable.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of jellikit
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
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

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good citrus flavor to balance out the big malt backbone. Very bitter. Smooth mouth feel. Pretty good..................................................

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler from Mainbrew.

Mildly hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this is a great looking IPA. The nose is an excellent blend of hop aromatics, with lots of fruit - citrus (tangerine, mandarins), tropical (mango, a little papaya) and some stone fruit character as well (peaches). A mild malt sweetness is present, though it's of a cookie dough nature, complementing the fruity hop notes quite well.

The palate opens with a blend of hop bitterness, hop flavor and a mild sweetness. Plenty of peach, pineapple, papaya and citrus flavors are present, along with a relatively modest bitterness. Now, the bitterness is a little bit on the lower side (compared to some of my favorites), allowing the fruity hop sweetness to stand out. The hop character is really clean - there isn't any grassy/leafy hop flavor, just the fruity flavors. The malt character is light - cookie dough/a little bit of sugar - and thankfully, has no crystal malt caramel flavors. Mildly sweet on the finish with a lingering fruitiness, this beer is medium-light in body, moderately carbonated and has a great hop finish. Mildly oily (could use more), this beer is also quite creamy on the palate. Yummy.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Elimination
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pale yellow, very pilsner looking of a color, thin white head.

Smell: grapefruit, citrus, pineapple. Its a sweet smell, but with a little burst of bitterness that lingers in the nose.

Taste: citrus, tropical fruits especially that pineapple. I've never really encountered an ipa that has any kind of pineapple notes, its not a negative, in fact its a positive that sets this beer apart from many in the style. The hop taste is light, with a slight carmel malt character that makes it very sweet for a ipa. The bitterness is there but only in a after taste leaving you with a great finishing on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Pours over the tongue nicely, feels like a medium thickness but leaves a nice subtle thickness that lingers.

Drink: very good for an ipa, the citrus taste brings a lot to the table and makes this a very enjoyable beer.

Boneyard is really stepping up there game with this one, and is definitely a northwest brewery to be watched.

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Photo of dgilks
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a creamy, off-white head. Good head retention.

Bright grapefruit aroma. No malt. Fruity and very good.

Light pale malt flavour with a big hit of bitter grapefruit. Nice moderate bitterness.

Medium light body with moderately-low carbonation. Good.

A nice, balanced West Coast IPA. Really solid and nicely crafted.

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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.