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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPAAmsterdam Boneshaker IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 11
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 05-31-2010

Hop Heads rejoice! This naturally carbonated, unfiltered I.P.A is loaded with citrus and pine aromas from a continuous hopping technique that our brewers use to create this one of a kind beer. Amarillo hops and a complex malt bill are used to create a balanced body with a large hop character giving way to a unique taste experience.

65 IBU
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Ratings: 249 | Reviews: 81
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber color with powerful activity. Creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs.

Aromas and flavors of pine, fruits, caramel, citrus, herbal spices. Pleasant piney nose. Strong sharp taste of fruity orange, lemon, grapes and berries with a nice touch of caramel sweetness resulting a well balanced IPA. Slightly grassy and bready.

Slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Strong and long finish ending with a piney and powerful sour herbal hoppy tongue coat but not too acidic and still pleasant.

Overall a very good craft with harsh sourness while still delicious, great freshness and a well rounded complex and rich flavors.

Photo of SillySir
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smell: The side of the Boneshaker IPA can tells me that it has pine and citrus flavours. Well, not sure if I really detect the pine flavours, but I do detect bitter grapefruit in the hop. It really does punch you in the face with its hoppy flavours, so if you like bitter beers (and grapefruit!) this beer may suit you well.

Update: as I finish the beer the pine really comes through as it warms.

Appearance: Amber gold with a quickly vanishing head. Moderately cloudy.

Taste: Very bitter, with a finish that lingers, and lingers, and lingers (and lingers!). So much grapefruit.

Palate: Balanced carbonation.

Overall: Very good IPA.

Photo of ghisty
1/5  rDev -74.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

had this canned. pouring it was similar to a snowglobe
chunks of yeast and sediment. smelled good. but theres no way
its supposed to be chunky. sadly it went in the sink.
not sure if i will be buying it again.
had to settle for the only other brew in the fridge...
coors light.
*shakes head*

Photo of Archy
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look is of brilliant copper, smell of diluted grapefruit, taste is a mouthful of alcohol -bitterness on the front, but rather dry on the finish. The alcohol could be integrated better. This said, the feel is well balanced. Overall, I would drink again but it wasn't spectacular.

Photo of coder
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice IPA. A bit more carbonation than other IPAs I have tried.

Photo of eltocino
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The pine & citrus aroma goes are so good. Delicious.

Photo of Sbkrogers
4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great, well balanced IPA. A good example of a west-coast style.

Photo of PorterPro125
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500 mL

A- Pours hazy (unfiltered) Amber. Good 2 finger head. Pretty good retention.

S- Citrus sweetness with lots of pine notes. Classic West Coast IPA aroma.

T- Citrus sweetness (grapefruit) along with some bready malts. Piney hop notes to finish.

M- Nice beefy body with medium carbonation.

O- Great example of an IPA that I recommend everyone

Photo of JahTurbo
3.13/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Too bitter for me. Me. Me. Words.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap at the brewery

Pours a hazy amber with white suds for a head.

Smells of honey and piney floral hops.

Honey and bready malt flavor with piney citrus hops.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty decent IPA with good flavor and aroma. Nothing super special but decent and enjoyable.

Photo of beersnewb
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this higher percentage beer at the LCBO for same price as lesser percentage, guess they didnt read label close enough hahah. Very tasty IPA and great for when you feel like hoppin out. Dark, unfiltered pour with nice head that is very drinkable. Kudos to the brewers for a finne drink.

Photo of Jonathan33373
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am not a big IPA fan. I imagine if you are then this beer is as good as they come. I found this beer to be quite bitter although it does look cool in the glass. I probably wouldn't drink this beer again as tempting as the alcohol percentage is, its just not my cup of tea as it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. The artwork is super cool and it does feel like a mans drink, if your into that sort of thing. I would drink it over nothing at all, but I would prefer a budweiser over this beer any day. I can see the intrigue though. I definitely disagree with the BA score of 87 and I am thinking it should be around a 72, but I could see myself enjoying this beer on a hot summer day by the lake.

Photo of BigBry
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the Amsterdam Brew House in Toronto.
After the sweet Brown Ale, I couldn't wait for something hoppy.
Poured slightly hazy (obviously unfiltered), amber gold color with a tall head. Good foam retention and some lacing lines.
Aroma of bitter, earthy hops and a bit of citrus.
Taste has lots of citrus or grapefruit-like hops, ends with some earthy pine notes.
Body was fuller than expected, good carbonation, dry finish.
Very nice, this would probably be my go-to from this brewery.

Photo of Lunardr0ne
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

355ml bottle from a 6-pack bought from the LCBO.

A - a little cloudy amber with a bunch of white foam. Stays around for a while, leaves a bit of lacing.

S - tons of pine, a bit of grapefruit in the background, faint sweet malts.

T - pine still dominating, strong grapefruit and some sweeter citrus notes. Malts soon come up and mix with the hops for a long bitter finish.

M - medium body and carbonation. Smooth, can't feel the alcohol at all.

O - Pine is maybe a bit too overpowering for my taste but still a very tasty and drinkable IPA.

Photo of Franck
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Smell of fresh hops and pine. In mouth, it's quite light for 7.1 abv. Grapefruit and citrus are dominant with aromas of pine. Very crisp and fresh. Bitterness is moderated with a great citrus zest taste. Great ipa for sunny days.

Photo of BillT916
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Great in a bottle.

Photo of TJBOtt
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Often. Usually on tap in a pint glass. Sometimes from a 16 oz can.

Very hoppy. Citrus notes, This is only draft IPA that I have no problem enjoying 4 or 5 of in an evening.

Photo of HaliHops
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Solid IPA, moderately bold.

Photo of portia99
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a medium orangey amber color with a huge, dense, 3 finger pillow of cream colored foam that shows endless staying power. Finally, after several minutes, it falls leaving behind tons of webby lace on the glass.

S - Very fruity, estery aroma up front...citrusy oranges, mild sweet grapefruit, caramel maltiness.

T - Bitter up front, a bit metallic, still lots of estery fruitiness,, more citrus - grapefruit especially, earthy and caramelly malt at the base.

M - A bit watery in body, quite high carbonation...Perrier like in feel. Earthy with bitter hops that linger past the swallow.

O - Overall, not bad. Solid but lacking in complexity. Pretty easy drinking.

Photo of kevinlater
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

473ml can into nonic. date code almost completely smudged off but i remember reading the other cans in stock at the LCBO and it was like D0114 or something so i'm gonna guess that means they were canned on april 1, 2014. enjoyed on may 22, 2014

a: clear copper with tons of floating particles. two fingers of head

s: big pine and tropical fruit notes up front. grapefruit and orange peel afterwards. caramel malt on the back end. nice

t: follows the nose. extremely dank pine up front, followed by modest grapefruit, orange, slight lemon, and big pineapple notes. the bitterness kicks in a bit too early. the malt backbone introduces itself mid-palate and hangs around for quite a while, becoming tastier as the beer warms, though the finish is still bitter and dry with lingering pine from early in the tasting. somewhat unbalanced but the flavours are very nice

m: medium-bodied, very creamy. great carbonation

o: the top of the can reads "over the top hops" and that's far from a lie. try this out if you dig pine bomb IPAs. a very solid brew but i'd take a number of ontario IPAs over this one

Photo of Dna_Infinity
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can to glass

Appearance - Pours a cloudy farm orange/amber colour with a great white head that leaves great lacing

Smell - Pine and citrus smells. Hops really come through

Taste - Hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruit, alcohol is smooth. All the flavours are really well blended together. One doesn't overpower the other.

Overall - Good beer and a well balanced IPA. Nothing special but not bad by any means

Photo of DSC1980
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Strong IPA, very hoppy (alittle too hoppy honestly), but that's advertised on the box "over the top hop's!".

A - Golden, look's great!

T - very hoppy, if your not into that stay clear. Citrus, and hop's dominate.

M - smooth, for having a high alcohol content you wouldn't know it.

O - Too hoppy for me, but the great appearance and smooth drinkability slightly redeem it, however for the price this is a one time buy.

Photo of swillmeister
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: cloudy appearance due to being unfiltered. Warm golden amber colour reminiscent of a good single malt whiskey. cream coloured head, that quickly dissipates leaving slight lacing on glass

S. When first poured and head is present, this beer gives off a yeasty, toasty aroma. Smell disappears almost completely when head dissolves.

T. Fruity and a bit tart on the front end. Lingering tastes of grapefruit and cantaloupe melon

M. Light carbonation, makes for an easy quaffing beer (despite the high alcohol content). Five minutes after finishing this beer, the taste continues on.

O. Overall a smooth drinkable strong beer with lots of up front hops and lasting citrus. Great summertime beer. Would definitely buy again.

Photo of RyanPollock
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Canadian IPA!

Appearance- Cloudy, dark amber. Strong malty appearance with a bit of sediment remaining. True unfiltered look.

Smell- Hints of pine and citrus. A strong hop aroma

Taste- Strong and hoppy. The way an IPA should taste. Slight hints of citrus and pine at first but they quickly reveal a full body malt taste.

Mouthfeel- The natural carbonation is excellent which makes the beer surprisingly smooth and drinkable. A strong hop taste remains.

Overall- Great beer that is now widely available thanks to Amsterdam expanding it's brewing capabilities. Anyone looking for a strong tasting beer with a natural hoppy taste will not be disappointed.

Photo of MylesMac
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Red amber to copper in color, pours with a lot of head that settles into 2 to 3 fingers. Good lacing, nice looking beer.

Smell - Lots to offer here. Big piney scent but also some citrus, melon, bread dough and maybe some black pepper.

Taste - Some fruity sweetness in the mouth then the piney hop bitterness cuts through on the swallow. Has a good, long bitter finish. Quite smooth for the alcohol content, wouldn't have guessed it as being as high as it is. Could be dangerous.

Mouthfeel - Slightly dissointed here. I found the body a little light and would have liked a bit more carbonation.

Overall a good IPA. Would definitely drink this one again.

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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.