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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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hopluva1

Washington

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

Pours a clear orange with a very nice 2 finger off white head.

Aroma is really nice sweet citrus, pineapple. Bit of pine hops in there as well. Aroma is almost as big as a DIPA.

Very well balanced, malt is present but it does not take anything away from the hops. The hop flavor is not overly bitter. Very clean citrus and pine hop flavor.

I really enjoyed this beer. It is very well crafted to accentuate the hop flavor as opposed to just being bitter. I will get it whenever accessible.

Serving type: growler

10-27-2011 00:36:41 | More by hopluva1
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LittleDon

Texas

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

A pint at Collins Pub in Seattle on 10/3/11

Great look, clear golden, OK head retention but plenty of lace. Big grapefruit aroma. Flavor is similar with a bit of pine on the finish. Decent balance, a bit of alcohol in the middle to finish, though. Medium to high carbonation and medium body. This would make a great every day IPA for a West Coast IPA fans.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 20:48:33 | More by LittleDon
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grittybrews

Washington

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

Poured a subdued orange-amber into a tulip with a finger of off-white head. Huge, bright aroma of grapefruit and tangerine with a touch of caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple up front mixed with caramel and a lingering pine finish with a touch of honey sweetness.

Really huge flavors but manages to stay balanced. The higher ABV seems completely hidden. Tasty, refreshing, and super easy-drinking. This one is up there with the best IPAs I've had.

Serving type: growler

09-28-2011 05:14:48 | More by grittybrews
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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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PaulStoneAnchor

California

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

This IPA was amazing! It had alot of simcoe in the aroma and taste. It had a lot of mandarin, Ginger, apricot, and some resiny pine in the taste. This beer was quite amazing, it has a lot of characteristics I would like to emulate. I expect great things from Boneyard.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2011 02:55:26 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
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hopsbreath

Oregon

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

Big thanks to ramnuts for trucking a growler of this back from Bend. I really need to get out there for a weekend sometime soon. I went over to his house, he thrust a half filled pint glass of this into my hand, I sniffed, quickly paid attention, tasted, and bellowed "this shit is great, what is it?!"

A: Cloudy and obviously unfiltered gold with a big dusty white head full of lazy soapy bubbles. Great lacing. 4.5/5

S: A punch of citrus to the chin! Clementine’s and pineapple are the primary sweet aromas. 4.5/5

T: Those citrus aromas translate to the taste and are supported by a well developed malt profile that doesn't get in the way of the hop goodness. This showcases the hops in a way that allows the fruitier bouquet to be appreciated without being bitter for the sake of being bitter. I'm finding this style of IPA to be more in my wheelhouse these days. 4.5/5

M: Very full body with a snappy finish. 4.5/5

O: My notes for this beer were extremely limited and I assigned the 4.5 as an overall from the get go. I immediately followed this up with a Lucky Lab Super Dog which paled in comparison at every turn. It's possible that when I get a chance to closer examine this beer in the future, my score may increase. In the land of hoppy beers (PNW), this is a standout. 4.5/5

Serving type: growler

08-30-2011 12:42:16 | More by hopsbreath
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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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distantmantra

Washington

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

On tap at Latona Pub in Seattle, WA. 8/5/2011.

A: The beer poured a hazy copper color with a thin head of fluffy white foam. There was very little lacing which dissipated quickly. By the time I was done with my beer, the glass was devoid of any sticky residue.

S: This gave off a very rich citrus aroma reminiscent of grapefruit, orange and tropical fruits with just a touch of the strong pine/cat urine scent found in top tier IPAs. There was a hint of sweet bready malt, but the hops are dominant here.

T: There was a sweet malt profile here, but balanced well with the sucker punch of big hops. Grapefruit is the main hop flavor, but there are also touches of pine, honey and grass. The beer has a bit of alcohol warmness to it at the end, but it's very pleasant and comforting.

M: Very dry mouth feel with medium body and average level carbonation.

O: WOW. This is a regular IPA? Are you sure I wasn't given an Imperial? In any event, RPM is an extremely impressive beer. I'd heard about Boneyard previously, but was very excited to find this on tap at my neighborhood pub tonight. This was one of the best IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Seek it out. Now.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2011 05:42:04 | More by distantmantra
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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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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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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh man, I thought this was an exceptional beer. Many thanks to my buddy Dave for sharing this (and more thanks to his brother, who brewed it!). Looks great, a clear copper color with some moderate off-white head. Smell is great, some big hops in there, pine and citrus on the nose. Huge hop punch.

Taste is very good as well. There's a big hop kick, but then a decent amount of bready malt to back it up. I swear I thought this was a DIPA when I first had it, though it's definitely an IPA according to the brewer. At 7.5% ABV, it's pretty close to the middle, though for this amount of flavor, I would have guessed higher. Big citrus flavors on the front, followed by a wallop of pine on the finish. Basically, I'm saying, for a single IPA, this is incredible. Clean, bold flavor.

Carbonation was a bit low, but that may have been due to the container. Slick feel with a medium body. Great drinkability, loved this stuff, though it's dangerous at that ABV with how delicious it is. Seriously, give this a try if you're in Bend or Northern Cali.

Serving type: growler

10-06-2010 05:57:58 | More by LordAdmNelson
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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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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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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.