Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA - Amsterdam Brewing Company
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
3.83/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Sampled a bottle snagged off of a "pick six" craft beer wall. I dig the graphics on said bottle. The beer itself doesn't look so bad either ... A toasty honey orange color with ample off-white foam that breaks quite quickly to leave some decent lacing on my pint glass. Some yeast detritus swirls about, as the "unfiltered" tag promises. Odor is very bright and fruity, tons of lemon/lime/orange/yellow grapefruit rind that shows up nicely on the palate. Can taste the Amarillo hops, fresh citrus along with a medicinal character like aspirin or vitamin C chewables. Malts are also nice, a smooth toasted caramel vibe along with a few unexpected coffee notes. Is there aromatic malt in this sucker? Hops and malts in balance. Not particularly piney, I do get a woody bitterness that is only a little resinous, think coniferous dead fall or something. Some peppery spice completes the package. Standard IPA body, a wee bit chewy perhaps. A decent brew. I appreciated the fresh citrus and darker malt flavors, a combo that can clash but this one does not overdo the latter, leaving everything in sync and tasty. Look elsewhere if you like massive pine resin and tropical fruit.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 07:38:33 | More by CalgaryFMC
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3.65/5 rDev -5.7%
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
Serving type: can
05-22-2014 23:45:49 | More by kevinlater
3.83/5 rDev -1%
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
Serving type: can
05-07-2014 23:15:12 | More by Dna_Infinity
Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.