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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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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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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poured a deeper but glowing orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Big pine and citrus.

T: As it was on draft. Outstanding. Perhaps the best IPA I have ever had. Loads of pine and citrus, a tad acidic, caramel, a bit oily but yet tasty and still crisp. The hops are fresh and tasty. Just amazingly good.

M: Medium body, well carbonated and loads of taste.

O: Best of the best.

Serving type: growler

09-24-2011 03:39:06 | More by barleywinefiend
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Horse Brass last night.

The beer pours a copper orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, showcasing some light tropical fruit and considerable dry citrus. While the nose is attractive, I was surprised by how good this beer was on the palate. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but the sweet, malty, tropical fruit is not over done, and there's a hint of ginger and sandlewood as well that I liked. However, this IPA is West Coat all the way otherwise, as the beer has an impressively dry, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is very light, which in this beer I think only enhances its drinkability.

This was a beer that I enjoyed more and more as I went along, and I was surprised by how well the flavor profile held its own after my first glass of blue dot. Am not familiar with this brewery, but based on this selection, I would be interested in seeing what else they make. Impressive.

Edit from 7/22/12. Don't do this very often, but after having this beer recently at the horsebrass again, I've upped my score for this beer. This IPA is so, so well balanced and drinkable, yet still delivers plenty of hoppy/bitter goodness for the hophead. Just delicious... I noticed that it's now made the cut for the regular line-up at the Brass, which I guess says something about its popularity. Just an all around, excellent, easy to enjoy IPA. This is a beer I always look for when back out in the NW, and I've discovered that it has something of an addictive quality. Whenever I see it, practically no matter what else is on tap, it's a beer I immediately order. Delicious stuff...

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2011 16:45:36 | More by johnmichaelsen
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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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ccrida

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler just picked up from Main Brew, poured into a 1/2 liter stein, RPM is pale orange with an off-white head, big, fluffy and tight, leaving heavy lace.

Smell is massively hoppy. Loads of resin and citrus, orange marmalade, a touch sweet.

Taste is also a hop bomb, but still rather smooth and only moderately bitter. Some sweetness in fact. Heavily on the citrus than the pine, with no malt to speak of behind all of the hops. Fantastic, if a bit one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel is dry, light bodied.

Drinkability is high for me, absolutely my style of IPA. A go-to IPA and benchmark for the PNW style. Just a touch too sweet.

Serving type: growler

06-10-2012 22:33:45 | More by ccrida
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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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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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largadeer

California

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-03-2012 01:59:39 | More by largadeer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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maximum12

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the excellent pwnzilla for a growler of this West Coast treat. Popped open & shared in line for the Steel Toe 'Before the Dawn' release.

The pour leans towards freshly-panned gold with plenty of carbonation, which is appreciated after this growler traveled a thousand miles or so. The smell: oh my goodness gracious plant me in a marsh & grow me, oh, the smell. IPAs simply don't smell any better than this: massive amounts of citrus & grapefruit caress the inner nose. Wood ensues. A perfect start.

RPM IPA is one of the best of the style that I've never heard of, & I can only attribute that to being tap-only. Follows the nose to a T, big grapefruit, citrus notes with a back-splash of bitterness that neither over- no underwhelms the flavors. Exceedingly clean & sharp. I wondered if the entire growler would be consumed by those in line: that turned out to be no problem at all. Once people started talking about it, everyone I knew (& there were plenty) arrived for a taste. I asserted Presidential Authority & nabbed a second glass before it vanished. I could have had more. Much more.

This is a simple, clean, straight-up excellent IPA. Delighted to have tried it & hope I can get a whiff of other Boneyard offerings someday.

Serving type: growler

06-23-2012 18:57:49 | More by maximum12
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station on 12.27.2011.

A - Served a slightly cloudy orange with a large tan-yellow head. The head is large and foamy with good retention and it leaves lacing on the glass.

S - Very hoppy and piney. Lots of oranges and Pineapple. Smells great.

T - The taste is right there with the smell. Lots of very citrusy and sweet tones. Pineapple, oranges, and lemons.

D - Great body and carbonation. Not bitter. Perfect body.

O - A very nice tropical, citrusy IPA. Try it if you can.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 03:04:43 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-18-2012 00:08:39 | More by DavoleBomb
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flexabull

California

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great Boneyard beer brought from Bend by my brother. Thanks Bro!

Pours a bright gold color with a nice large white head.

Aromas are great, lots of grapefruit, citrus, hints of fresh floral hops, and resin.

Taste starts with a blast of slightly bitter grapefruit and a nice background of slightly sweet caramel malts. Finish is resiny and crisp. Nice tasting and balanced.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, crisp, with good body.

Overall, a very nice IPA, and another winner from Boneyard.

Serving type: growler

06-03-2012 23:48:07 | More by flexabull
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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