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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 11
Gots: 47 | 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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Photo of Archy
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
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 +0.5%
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 Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattnolson
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of eltocino
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
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 +21.9%
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%
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
2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Too bitter for me. Me. Me. Words.

Photo of Bigmrred
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cylinsier
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +10.1%
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 teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrJay
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonathan33373
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
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 -0.3%
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 Boston71
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of mcormier79
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Eastshoreboy
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kp2517
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Jerboat
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Alexxmw
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.