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RPM IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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RPM IPARPM IPA

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BA SCORE
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98 Reviews
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Reviews: 98
Hads: 783
Avg: 4.33
pDev: 24.94%
Wants: 218
Gots: 137 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States | website

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: 98 | Hads: 783
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Impressive orange pour with almost a full inch of head. Aroma was above average hoppiness, lots of pine, milder, softer grapefruit note to it.

Hits with waves of mint, peach, pine, bitterness. It packs a bit of heat on that thin malt bill given its 7.5% strength, but the flavors keep the alcohol from lingering. This is about as big of a single non imperialized ipa you'll come across. I bet it would be even better if it were 6%. Nonetheless, this is a very solid ipa.

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Photo of seattlebeerelite
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely my favorite IPA when fresh. Such a fantastic nose of hops with the perfect mouthfeel. I'd drink this every day if I could. Backfilling a review from a few weeks ago when I had this on draft

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Photo of Bosazga
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With as much beer as I've drunk in my life, you'd think I was a connoisseur (I can't count the 80's)... but I can't find the words for this one..

L- Copper (if it were clear) with a dash of gluten-flour (if it existed)

S- clean and hoppy, but not overpowering- I don't know how else to describe it, like if sheets were laundered in hops....

T- even, smooth and consistent, not sure how to word it, but it's the best tasting IPA i've had in the past 5 years running. I'm blessed to live in the Northwest, where this stuff is bountiful!

F- steady-steady-steady - no change in carbonation and delivery

Man-oh-man - my favorite IPA in recent memory m- - - - First Class!

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Photo of Spikester
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear orange gold with two fingers of white head and good amount of lace.
Smell is tropical fruits mango orange a touch of lemon. Malts are bread crust and provide a good amount of support for the tasty hops.
Mouthfeel is medium with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is lightly bitter and semi dry.
Overall a very nice IPA that I hope you all get to try sometime.

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Photo of Sintech
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

32 oz Crowler can flown in from Bend, Oregon!

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Citrus and dank hops!

Taste - Citrus, dank hops, super delicious.

Feel - Perfect carbonation. High attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Very good IPA. Highly recommended!

Grade (A)

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Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 32 oz growler filled today at Railroad Market in Burlington, Washington. Appealing melon aroma. The distinct apricot taste is delicious. More delicate bitterness than the typical IPA. This seems like the Oregon style. Golden amber color with nice foam in the Stella Artois goblet.

Rather crisp with plenty of mouthfilling carbonation and a touch of acidity. Malty and rich. That apricot aftertaste is one of the best IPA flavors I've encountered lately. Highly drinkable brew with a pleasant fruit flavor. I would not guess this had anywhere near 7.5 % alcohol.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Stuft Crust, Milpitas

A: Lighter golden color, half a finger of fluffy white head. Slightly hazy.
S: Mango, peaches, oranges with some malty sweetness hits the nose right upfront. Background has some herbal, piney and citrus notes. Lemongrass and caramel more muted but present.
T: Sweet malts mixed with mango, peaches and citrus. Very sweet upfront. Very little bitterness, just enough to offset the sweet malts. Citrus, lemon, pine and caramel flavors in the middle mouth and finish. Sweet fruity aftertaste, but not too sweet.
M: Medium body, finishes clean and dry. Carbonation cleanses the palate.
O: If you like more tropical fruity IPAs that are sweet but not too sweet, this is for you. Great hoppy flavors without a ton of bittering. Beautifully done tropical IPA. If this was from the East Coast people on BA would be raving about it.

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Photo of rrock44
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first two experiences with the beer was blah - nothing special here, 4's across the board. Guest Brewer at de grade and on tap at a bar in manzanita, or. Both times I was what the fuck? This is supposed to be good? In hindsight, I chalk it up to old kegs or bad lines. Had it again in skamania and was like damn, this is a good beer. Everything I could want in an ipa - hoppy and fruity. Loved it the third time around.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32 oz Crowler. Copper color with slight haze. Tropical fruit sweet aroma. Fruity floral hops that lingers the right amount. Great balance in this beer. Sweet tasting but in a good way, with dry hoppy finish. Good mouthfeel, exceptionally smooth and drinkable. First brew I had by them and it did not disappoint. Outstanding IPA.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 32 oz. growler (or whatever you call it) into an imperial pint

a: very clear light copper with a finger and a half of tight off-white head that leaves decent lacing

s: doesn't knock you over, but linger a bit and there's a lot to recommend: bright and sweet, a little tropical citrus, both pulp and rind, some bright flowery sweet notes, with just a hint of light caramel and bready goodness as well.

t: Lots of hops but not very bitter and interesting malty sweetness that is neither cloying nor heavy...provides a really great balance. A little more piney resin, especially on the end than I get in the nose. This is fairly subtle, but it has a depth that can be savored.

m: pretty clean, medium carb, extremely drinkable and smooth, dry at the very end.

delicious...wish I had regular access to this stuff

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure I've ever drank 20oz of beer so quickly in my life. Served at Von's Gustobistro in Seattle. Wanted to visit the brewery when I was in Bend, but they weren't open at the time. Seeing this on the menu, I knew I had to try it.

Wish I took notes. All I can really remember is that, other than being insanely drinkable and excellently balanced, it has pine hops, juicy hops, malt sweetness, and is really mouth watering. Clean finish. Thirst quenching, easy drinking ... I'm not a prayin' man, but I'm hoping I get to have this beer again some day. Honestly, it's near the top of my list for IPAs. In a word, BRILLIANT.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Boneyard Brewing in Bend, Oregon.

Pours a medium golden-yellow body, one finger white head with solid retention time and a fair bit of lacing. Smells of tropical fruit and citrus; mild floral and pine notes, mellow bready presence in the background, rich resin, grain. Flavour is excellent; tropical fruit, pine, mild grain and bready presence, grapefruit, citrus, floral notes. This is a ridiculously interesting APA, especially as far as the flavour profile goes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, not resinous, mildly bitter grapefruit, but incredibly easy to drink. Overall, this is an excellent APA that to me, reinforces Boneyard's status as one of the best producers of the west coast style pale ale archetype. Their hoppy offerings certainly compete with anything made in California.

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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 AMPM9
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On Tap at Chuck's Hop Shop (North Seattle)

L: amber-orange color. It's clearish and nicely filitered. A very nice white head to top it off

S: Very piney almost spruce like, some bits of citrus in there (tad oily).

T: Well balanced for a IPA at 7.5%, backend bittnerness that you will see in most NW IPA'S, but nothing overwhelming, the balance actually allows you to drink a few no problem. Nothing to overpowering in terms of hop presence (citra i'm guessing)/ blanced nicely with the malt (very smooth)

F: Very nice feel, I say one of the creamier IPA'S I've had in terms of the mouthfeel which I don't mind, not "thin" at all

Overall: I really really enjoy this beer from the good folks at Boneyard down their in Bend. I think this has to be one of my TOP 3 favorite IPA'S currently. Very refreshing but will kick ya in the pants if you have few. Can't wait to see this beer avaliable in sixers! Was rated top 5 craft brew by a recent USA Today article (for what thats worth)

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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 Moose90
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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. Lightly tropical with a bit of pineapple, citrus, orange, lemon.

T – Dry and bitter hops first, followed by a very nice dry and floral finish, very nice balance of flavors with notes of pineapple, lemon, candied orange, marmalade, sweet, and bitter, delicious.

M – Medium bodied, long lasting finish.

O – Great IPA yet again from Boneyard, very nice balance of sweet and bitter. For a flagship IPA this is stellar.

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Photo of highTempo
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
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!

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Photo of dar482
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a clear amber color.

The beer hits of grapefruit, but also a bitter piney and resinous quality. A very clean brew that shows the clean qualities of Boneyard. Not a hop quality for everyone though.

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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 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 bugstuff
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A coupl'a oddities: here it says 75 IBUs and 7.5 ABV... Their site says 50/6.5; I reckon it's somewhere in between. They also do not reveal the hops, but suggest there are six NW. I detect Citra allll through this beer (though light in the nose)...fantastic! A near perfect Citra IPA...I'd drink this whenever/wherever I find it!

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Photo of jgibson13
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and tasty. Not hoppy for an IPA but the smoothness is ideal. If you're looking for hoppy, not the choice, but looking for a solid ipa, this is it.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced ipa. Low noticeable bitterness for the style. Very pleasant and drinkable. Slightly on the sweet side.

I can't wait for this to be available in cans.

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Photo of upornah
5/5  rDev +15.5%

To me this beer is like listening to a superbly recorded and produced album where every instrument can be heard and felt as intended, everything working in harmony to the listener's delight or in

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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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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.