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RPM IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

RPM IPA
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376 Ratings
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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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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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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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DaltonC

Idaho

4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this along with some other IPAs in a sampler at the Taphouse Grill in Seattle. 6oz pour. This is a seriously underrated IPA. The smell and taste are fantastic. It's not too strong and it's very citrusy/fruity. I remember thinking it tasted like candy. It was just soo tasty. If you can find it try it, you won't be disappointed.
10/10

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2013 04:37:53 | More by DaltonC
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artoolemomo

Oregon

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

Appearance- I received this beer with about a finger's worth of head. The head is pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber that lightens to lemon when held up to the light. Leaves lacing in the form of lots of sheeting.

Nose- Mild but nice. Definite citrus which is primarily grapefruit that is followed by orange and lemon. Notes of pine and resin in the background. Pretty typical of an IPA. Swirling shows the citrus notes as bolder and more inviting.

Taste- Reflective of the nose. Lots of grapefruit, matchstick, fresh pine, and resin. The finish is filled with well rounded wood and spice. There is some earwax to the linger at the back of the throat. Some notes of caramel which are quite light and warm. Works very well with the citrus (especially the orange and lemon that occupy the middle with the malt bill). Very accessible IPA and the 7.5% is barely noticeable. Another reason why Boneyard has become such a sensation in Oregon. Some light pineapple and orange with an incredibly clean finish. The is definitely going to become a default beer when I see it on tap. I just wish they would get around to bottling, or canning, or whatever they intend to do. My guess for the hops are that there is, at the very least, some Amarillo and Meridian. Very mimosa, champagne like. Some honey as well.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with healthy carbonation. Some syrup in the texture. 4 bucks for a pint is very reasonable for this beer.

Drinkability- Smooth, crisp, refreshing, and a little bit of a dry finish. Unbelievable for an IPA.

Overall- Very good to great beer. A must try. I am looking forward to having this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 02:17:01 | More by artoolemomo
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very well balanced ipa, a little hoppier than the usual ipa very well worth it as I prefer doubles or imperial ipas, golden color with a good amount of carbonation, alcohol taste is well hidden and is always refreshing and a pleasure to find on tap while out.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2013 02:23:56 | More by BigJYoungblood
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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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emceecue

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this on draft in the corner of portland while on vacation.

Smells of fruity hops and citrus and IPA happiness.

Tastes slightly sticky, wonderful display of hoppiness that lingers for a bit.

Honestly, reminiscent of certain higher rated IPAs and certainly needs more credibility than others.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 06:29:47 | More by emceecue
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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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blackie

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 18:02:29 | More by blackie
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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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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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GlassHalfFull

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours nice caramel orange color. Thin, heavy lacing with a nice head.

S: Upfront zesty citrus with a subtle floral notes.

T: Fantastic bubble gum, caramel, and fruit. Perfectly balanced flavor with no dominant characteristic

M: Smooth with moderate carbonation. Doesn't pull back and allows the finish to resonate

O: Maybe my favorite go-to, readily available IPA. Pliny and Pig are great, but this is in the same league without the hype

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2013 05:16:40 | More by GlassHalfFull
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 06:00:42 | More by mdaschaf
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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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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a becker glass at Pegasus Pizza

A- Poured a mostly clear amber orange color with streaming carbonation, small head that left no lace

S- Huge astringent hop aroma, huge dank, grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit aromas. Some sweet caramel notes too. Very aromatic and super hop bomb aroma. This is what an IPA should smell like

T- Big astringent IPA with huge dank, grapefruit, and pine flavors. Some caramel flavor is present. Very good amount of bitterness. This is a great IPA

M- Very dry, prickly carbonation, medium body

O- This is an outstanding IPA, in the same league as Head Hunter and West Coast IPA

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 16:25:40 | More by Hoptometrist
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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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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have enjoyed this beer a number of times in recent months (once at the Bend brewery, but many times around Portland - most recently on sun-drenched afternoons at Hot Lips Pizza on NE Killingsworth, Branch Whiskey Bar on Alberta St. and Slim's in St. Johns... then in a plastic cup at St Johns Cinema, across N Lombard). In Slim's case, it's a paltry $2.75 for a HH pint... it's becoming soooo easy to find in PDX and that's a very good thing!

A: Gorgeous, perfectly hazy butterscotch-wheat, crowned with by a dense 1/2 finger of snowy froth. A few writhing streams of carbonation ring the glass, but the pour's milky translucency hides most of the bubbling. Terrific lace, a gauzy sheet top to bottom.

S: All grapefruit and pine resin in the nose, but it seems very fickle based on temperature and even slight variations in age. I've had batches that we're ripe and mouth-watering and others that gave off almost no aroma.

T: Huge flavor - a crisply-spiced, sappy and citrus-loaded hop bomb, but with rich caramel/toffee forming a sturdy foundation. Sweetness does creep in at the finish, making me even happier - because I love a *balanced* IPA, not one that brutalizes the taste buds with blatant bitterness.

M: Oh, so smooth and creamy. Hop oils embrace the tongue, rather than punish it. A vague warmth hints at a 7+% strength, but drinkability is astonishingly high.

O: Simply among the very best IPAs out there - an absolutely gem that people nationwide will be seeking out once distribution widens. I'm very happy we Northwesterners have this all to ourselves (for now...)!

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 00:08:38 | More by msubulldog25
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Liquid Assets in Ashland, Oregon. Been wanting to try a Boneyard IPA for a while. Enjoyed 8 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a pale but luscious rich yellow, a chewy color, slightly hazy. Brought to me with one finger of whitish head, which recedes slowly, leaving lovely little crescents of lacing on the glass.

Smell is completely dominated by hops. They come on strong with citrus first, gobs of grapefruit. Then sticky pine resin, more pine.

This may be the best-tasting single IPA I've ever had. The thing that most impresses me is how the hops come through in the flavor, powerfully so, but without causing a total ruckus. Sticky pine, deliciously playing with the mid-level bitterness. I often talk about the "positive" hop flavors, which to me means everything beyond the bitter. This beer brings out those characteristics so well, it just makes me wonder how they pulled it off. Solid malt base, mildly sweet, providing perfect support. Dang.

Medium-bodied, nicely sticky, and plenty of carbonation.

A really really tasty IPA. I'm impressed, and hoping to get to try more of their beers in the near future.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 18:37:30 | More by zeledonia
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draheim

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint served on tap into a mason jar @ Chuck's. My first Boneyard beer, made a special trip for this one.

Pours a beautiful glowing orange w/ vigorous carbonation. Not much head to speak of, but then it was poured into a jar.

Aroma is pine, pine, pine. Grapefruit. More pine. Hop resin. Bright tropical citrus.

Taste follows nose. Tons of fresh delicious hops that scour the palate. Resinous, juicy. Sharply bitter, clean, refreshing. Neutral pale malt holds everything together, but this beer has nothing to do with the malt. Absolutely no sign of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, refreshing. So drinkable, thirst quenching. I want another.

Overall, this is such a fresh, bright, juicy IPA. Delicious. Can't wait to see this in cans. Been hearing great things about this brewery. Now I believe.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 04:07:49 | More by draheim
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tokyofatts

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pints at Collins Pub, Seattle

A-gold to orange, cloudy, nice tight bubble head

S-YES! Citrus, fresh, floral hops

T-Grapefruity hops that stay with you right to the back of your gullet, nice clean aftertaste

M-medium body, maybe a tad bit sugary at times

O-This has been one of my favorite finds on my maiden voyage to the Pacific NW. I get excited just seeing their tap handle, anticipating the nose and the explosion of hops!

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2012 08:47:41 | More by tokyofatts
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flagmantho

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this wonderful beer on-tap in a pint glass at the Barking Dog Alehouse in Seattle.

Appearance: hazy orange hue with a finger of frothy ivory foam. Looks quite good, right on target for the style.

Smell: big fruity citrusy hops. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas abound. I am a fan of fruity IPA aromas, and this one really punches my ticket.

Taste: big citrus flavor of grapefruit and orange with some pine in there. Wow. Really wonderfully balanced with a smooth but robust bitterness at the end. Delightful.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. Quite good for the style.

Overall: what a wonderful beer. I'm so glad I discovered this. I'll have this again anywhere I find it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2012 05:30:32 | More by flagmantho
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RedMedicine

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

20oz pour at Horse Brass pub in Portland, OR. Looks like it has moved over onto the permanent tap list.

A: golden verging on orange. Slight haze. Small white head, excellent lacing.

S: orange, grapefruit, citrus

T: like sinking your mouth into a citrus fruit

M: med. carb, med. body

O: a very bold, sweet, citrusy IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 20:07:53 | More by RedMedicine
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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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dirtylou

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2012 00:46:44 | More by dirtylou
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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.