Nefarious - Boneyard Beer Company

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 15
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of mdaschaf
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Burgundian.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a small white cap on top that reduces to a thin layer on top. Fantastic lacing down the sides.

S: Lots of orange and citrus, tropical fruits with a little bit of pine at the end. A fantastic aroma, extremely inviting.

T: More of the same on the flavor profile, tons of citrus - orange, orange rind, some red grapefruit with some faint malt underneath.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A great beer by Boneyard, glad I was able to drink a bunch of it.

Photo of dirtylou
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap, bottleworks

Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe

Hard not to immediately compare this to Hop Venom and Notorious, of which I think it falls a bit behind (well behind Notorious). Comparisons are cruel though, as this is still a really nice DIPA. For me the Simcoe seemed too prevalent and left a really sweet tropical taste on the palate rather than the sharp citrus bite I was hoping for. Bitterness was low. Send us more Notorious! Happy Birthday Apex!

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an Arrogant Bastard Ale pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Great aroma of caramel malt, pineapple, citrus, light citrus hops. Flavor starts with biscuit malt with an flavor that I can't figure out, but seems simlilar to an earthy dry saison yeast. The initial malty and tropical fruit flavor is complex and interesting, but the hopping initailly seems tame for an IPA. However, the base hop flavors continue to build and become the dominant component, finishing piney and resinous with light citrus notes and a long, resinous finish. This is quite an interesting and fun to drink IIPA with a flavor progression that is appealing on each sip. I've heard about Boneyard for a long time and this definitely deserves the hype. I'll be watching for the other ales from Boneyard.

Photo of rand
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Toronado's San Diego post-Firestone Invitational. Was one of the surprises of the tasting. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Apricot-orange in color, thin wispy head quickly dissipates. No lacing to speak of.

S: Citrusy-hop presence at the front of the bouquet, big toffee-malt backbone quickly balances. Notes of lemon pepper linger, along with a healthy dose of orange rind.

T/M. Citrus notes again hit first, amplified by a creamy mouthfeel. Really citrusy. Hops bend tropical mid-sip helped by ample honey-sweet malts. The alcohol isn't masked, but surprising subdued, working to spice the brew and keep the palate cleansed. Long, bitter-sweet finish.

I wasn't quite as impressed with this as I was expecting, but that's not fair because by the time everyone was buzzing about this they were well on their way. I actually liked their pale more. Still, this is a tasty, drinkable example of the style.

Photo of John_M
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Apex yesterday... $5 for a 6 ounce pour (so pretty much the same price as the Boneyard notorious, when they have it on).

The beer pours a golden amber color with excellent head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, but it wasn't as pronounced as I was expecting. Still, I got some light tropical fruit, some light pine, and some noticeable dry citrus. The flavor profile replicated the nose, except there was just more of everything... more tropical fruit, and a nice hoppy bite on the finish. Mouthfeel was medium bodied at most, and as with the notorious, this beer is very light on its feet for such a big beer. You can tell the alcohol is up there, but there's no sense of heat, with alcohol very well integrated into the flavor profile.

A nice beer, but have to confess that I prefer the hop venom and notorious to this beer.

Photo of Damian
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank on-tap at Toronado, San Francisco, CA
Served in a cervoise

Hazy, dark orangey-amber appearance. The small, off-white head fell to a thin cap of froth. Streaks of drippy lacing coated the top portion of the glass.

The nose was hoppy and punchy. Intense, citrusy hop notes. Orange peel was quite apparent. Some tropical fruits. Good amount of caramel malt sweetness. Touch of brown sugar.

The flavor profile was very similar to the aroma. Super hoppy. Candied orange peel dominated. Rich caramel malts came through on the front end. Tropical fruits were noticeable in the center. Ruby red grapefruit appeared in the finish. Overall, very nicely balanced.

The mouthfeel was super smooth with a fine moderate effervescence. Slick and creamy. Fuller bodied for the style.

Boneyard Brewing's Nefarious is a flavorful yet immensely drinkable double IPA. This is definitely worth seeing out.

Photo of draheim
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a tulip @ Bottleworks. Pours an orange amber w/ a 1-finger sudsy head.

Aroma is a huge burst of tropical citrus fruit.

Taste, likewise, is orange, grapefruit and pineapple. Juicy. Neutral pale malt invisibly holds it together. Alcohol completely hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, clean and crisp, so so drinkable. Bitter finish that's not over the top.

Overall another masterpiece by Boneyard. I'd have to do a side-by-side to determine whether I prefer this to Hop Venom, but both are about as good as it gets.

Photo of dudeman
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Toronado poured into a generic tulip glass.
Yellow-orange color, finger thick head that disipated quickly.
Smell of crushed blueberries an hay.
Tastes like a cross between fruit punch and a clean hot IPA in a good way.
Most prominent are mango and grilled pinneapple flavors.
Very strong but very smooth.
Reminds me of Double Mtn's white ale

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some fantastic fruity flavors.

Photo of benclimbs
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at the local down the street (Toronado)

Simply one of the best 2IPA's I've had in a long time, maybe one of my all-time favorites. Pours golden with a nice thick head - nose is pure sticky grapefruit cascade/simcoe smell with some balancing grassy, herbal notes. Really good nose.

Taste is equally incredible, just clean, almost perfect IPA, no stickiness, no alcohol burn (surprising at 10%)...among the most balanced 2IPA's I've ever had.

I tried this at the brewery a couple years ago when I was in bend and remember liking it, but totally forgot how good it was.

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Apex bar.

A: Golden orange color with a thin ring of head but good lacing.

N: Hops show up as dried pineapple and some onion. Grapefruit and some earth. Don't get much pine, surprisingly. Also, this is not as intensely hoppy or as clean as I'd hope and expect.

T: Really quite sweet with more 'hop juice' than alpha acids. Seems to be more along the lines of a sweetened barleywine.

M: Sticky and big bodied. I really like the resinous texture of this one.

O: Not my favorite thing from Boneyard. Despite being big and burly, the hops just aren't shining through here like they do in RPM or Hop Venom. It's a good beer, but not top tier.

Nefarious from Boneyard Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.