RPM IPA - Boneyard Beer Company
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3.78/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
06-04-2014 20:55:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.4/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
07-03-2012 01:59:39 | More by largadeer
4.24/5 rDev -3%
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.
08-14-2013 02:12:32 | More by MasterSki
4.88/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
09-24-2011 03:39:06 | More by barleywinefiend
3.93/5 rDev -10.1%
(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.
06-11-2014 21:33:23 | More by rhoadsrage
4.38/5 rDev +0.2%
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...
04-29-2011 16:45:36 | More by John_M
RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.