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RPM IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

RPM IPA
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.22%


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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Rosanne

California

3.63/5  rDev -17.1%
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

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2013 20:07:25 | More by Rosanne
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -16.9%
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?

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 00:37:45 | More by lighthabit
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Auracom

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 22:36:17 | More by Auracom
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MaddMatt639

California

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 09:10:07 | More by MaddMatt639
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Docer

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
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?

Serving type: growler

08-04-2010 21:08:15 | More by Docer
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 03:13:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.94/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-15-2013 17:52:05 | More by inlimbo77
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-10-2012 04:06:19 | More by litheum94
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -8%
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

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 05:03:47 | More by MADhombrewer
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 01:52:32 | More by BMMillsy
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StJamesGate

New York

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2014 22:52:26 | More by StJamesGate
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TheSixthRing

California

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz swingtop "growler"

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.

Serving type: growler

03-31-2014 02:01:34 | More by TheSixthRing
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jellikit

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 01:24:05 | More by jellikit
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.16/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-06-2013 04:01:44 | More by DefenCorps
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Elimination

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2010 21:40:18 | More by Elimination
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Florida9

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear light amber in color. Forms a minimal off-white head that slowly reduces to a patchy surface coating. Leaves some minimal lacing.

S: Quite aromatic, with an aroma full of sweet, juicy hops. Lots of citrus, orange, and grapefruit.

T: Starts off with a moderate sweetness. Orange, orange juice, and citrus. Some pale malts and a touch of bread. Then a bit of mango and a little tropical fruit. Finishes with a mild resiny bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Carbonation was on the lower side, but this considering this growler came from half way across the country, that might be the reason why the carbonation seemed a bit off. Mild to moderate bitterness.

O: I've got to admit, I wasn't a huge fan of this one on the first few sips, but as it warmed a bit, it really started to open up and the juicy hops were released. This is a quite good IPA.

Serving type: growler

04-22-2012 00:01:55 | More by Florida9
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2013 01:08:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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nanandtomfitz

California

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on recent vacation in Bend, picked up a growler right from their tasting room. Overall really enjoyed this beer, but left me wanting just a little more. Might have been biased after hearing so many great things about it from the locals, so it didn't quite blow me away the way I thought it might.

Color was nice copper with thin foam

Smelled wonderful, strong but not overpowering citrus

taste was very good but perhaps not distinct enough from other high quality IPAs. was still impressive and surprised at alcohol content as didn't taste strong in that way

feel was a little thin for me but still very good

Overall very good bordering on great, will have to have again!

Serving type: growler

08-14-2013 03:30:48 | More by nanandtomfitz
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dgilks

Australia

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2011 11:13:52 | More by dgilks
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks billhilly for doing such a sweet packing job on this world class IPA! Growler filled 6 days ago in WA.

The beer pours a rich looking, hazy amber with a pillowy white head that laces. The nose is a bit weak in the aromatic hops department, but does pack a distinct zesty citrus sweetness, borderline orange juice concentrate, with a slight pine sap and underlying graininess. The taste is very becoming for an IPA that has traveled in a box for last 5 days. It presents reserved citrus and grain sweetness, approachable bitterness (only 50 IBUs), only slightly biting, and has no lingering unpleasantries. The mouthfeel is a lighter medium body (not watery), balanced bitterness and sweetness, perfectly drinkable, and yields a complex layering of predominantly citrus hops. This beer was definitely worth trading for and is highly drinkable making it perfect for a growler fill.

Serving type: growler

06-09-2013 00:03:04 | More by ThePorterSorter
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Alistair. Thanks! Shared with friends at the Off Color opening party. Served in a plastic cup.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, wispy patches on top, and specks of lace. Hazed golden body.

S - Big tropical fruit aroma, with some citrus zest, and a hint of pine. More balanced than I was expecting from a West Coast beer; almost Midwestian in balance, with dough and sugar cookie flavors.

T - Taste is quite similar, with loads of tropical fruits and citrus mingling with sweet pale malts. There's only a faint piney bitterness that creeps in towards the back of the palate.

M - Lower growler-esque carbonation, smooth texture, medium body, and a dry finish. Alcohol is well-concealed; wouldn't have guessed this is creeping into IIPA territory.

D - Nice IPA, and after having Boneyards' other offerings I can see how this slots in. More malt character than I expected, but in a good way (i.e. not crystal malt). I'd certainly drink this again if I were in Oregon, but I didn't find it vastly superior to a number of more local offerings.

Serving type: growler

08-14-2013 02:12:32 | More by MasterSki
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, barely transparent dark honey golden with a good pale beige head. Hoppy aroma has a firm fruity component that is more sweet than sour and mainly orange with a hint of lemon. Strongly hoppy flavor has a sweet citrus undertone, a touch of honey and almost no bitterness - overall, quite pleasing. Texture is smooth, fizzy and lively.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 01:13:09 | More by Cyberkedi
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mfavoino

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Corner Bar in Tacoma on 4/29/12.

Appearance: Pours an orange-light amber body that is a bit hazy. Slightly less than a finger of head receded quickly.

Smell: Lots of piney hops with slight citrus aromas. Some bready malt backing up the hops, but the hops are clearly the focus.

Taste: Piney hop flavor on the front end. Not as much of a hop bomb as I expected from the scent. Mellowed with tasty caramel and bready malt, then came on strong with that hop bitterness. Really delicious mixture of piney and citrus hops finished it off.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. A bit big for a single IPA, especially considering the abv.

Overall: Solid "big" PNW single IPA that showcases bold hop and malt characteristics.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2012 01:03:49 | More by mfavoino
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FosterJM

California

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1775th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
16oz

Served At McCormick and Schmicks (Portland, OR)

App- A nice deeper hued copper with some gold highlights throughout. A smaller 1/4" white head that faded quickly. I am attributing this to the bartender who gave me more beer. A decent amount of cling as it made a nice web wall.

Smell- This was a nice smelling IPA. A bit cold so the aromas were a bit muted, but when it warmed the bursting hops came out. A solid bit of dry came out and was a bit spicy on the aroma.

Taste- This to me was a very nice IPA. Wasnt over the top. Great balance without being a punch in the face. The hops were a bit spicy and had a slight bit of fruit behind it. A sipper for sure due to the ABV but nothing over the top with bitterness either.

Mouth- A solid medium bodied IPA with a creamy feel behind it. The sweet spot for IPAs and myself in the ABV range creates this creamy feel I enjoy.

Drink- I walked over the damn town trying to find this and I am glad I did. Was a very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 17:59:20 | More by FosterJM
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vkv822

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on-tap @ Henry's Tavern.
from notes.

Hazy dark golden with a thin white head and light lacing.

Big citric grapefruit primarily. Sturdy pale malt backbone to support the hops. Very little bitterness.

Medium body, average carbonation.

A very well done IPA. Great hop profile and just enough malt to hold it all together. I really hope I have more opportunities to try this. I almost always choose to try a new beer when able, but this is one I would happily drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 07:23:10 | More by vkv822
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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.