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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

170 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Sammy on 05-31-2010)
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-29-2013 14:59:52 | More by Mack
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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a thin head that didn't linger or leave any trace.

Smells delicious. Deep, rich malt -- the caramel really stands out -- and some citrus. Something coniferous that reminds of a West-coast IPA, but just a tad off the usual piney resin.

The promise of the scent is delivered early. The malts and hops balance beautifully upon first draught. Getting a honeyed caramel and toffee from the malts. The hops hover delicately with a citrusy, coniferous (notice I don't quite want to say pine) air.

Unfortunately, everything falls apart from here. The hops linger, bitterly on the finish.

I'm getting the feeling that this is an A+ recipe, brewed with A+ expertise and A+ malts but let down by B- hops. Still, this is a noble effort that, if it misses, it only barely misses. Along with beers like Muskoka Mad Tom IPA and Flying Monkey Smashbomb, this kind of endeavor makes me optimistic for the future of the Ontario craft beer industry.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 20:59:26 | More by NedShakeshaft
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-27-2013 05:13:51 | More by mjacquard
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-26-2013 01:00:52 | More by Rlombardi75
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-19-2013 15:44:35 | More by HATS4BATS
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-17-2013 05:48:42 | More by spycow
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-04-2013 06:06:52 | More by oldp0rt
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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-02-2012 22:52:01 | More by philmen
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GratefulNole

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2012 05:59:37 | More by GratefulNole
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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11-08-2012 21:56:08 | More by
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-06-2012 15:29:29 | More by cfalovo97
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patdrive

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looking for a beer with major hoppiness, this is one of my favourites.

great colour - deep copper
well balanced, with lots of flavour to go with the hops.
they went easy on the carbonation, which I appreciate.
caramel
hops are strong from start through the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 22:52:14 | More by patdrive
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dipso123

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-04-2012 00:31:40 | More by dipso123
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 ml bottle...

A - Looks more like an English-style IPA: fairly cloudy, dark copper body with a pretty thin off-white head.

S - Smells like a typical American-style IPA, with enough pine and citrus notes to grab your attention, as well as pretty strong caramel malt scent and even hints of chocolate.

T - The taste is where things get much better than average. Bold, juicy citrus, pine and tropical fruit hop flavours attack the palate, then allowing the malts to shine (hints of toasted bread, caramel, and toffee). At a few months old, the bottle I'm having still packs a very strong hop bite, with lingering pine and grapefruit notes. There is a very nice orange taste that makes this beer somewhat unique.

M - Medium body to it. The level of carbonation is just perfect (noticeable yet not very strong). The beer is very dry, though, so it might not be drinker-friendly for people who can't tolerate high levels of hops.

O - I'm genuinely impressed with this beer. Although it may seem too heavy on the malty side, its well-defined and bold hoppy side is very complex and far from being weak. Will buy this again the next time I'm in Toronto.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 22:14:03 | More by NightINgale
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its good to see another hoppy IPA coming out of Ontario. I remember a few years ago the only one really was Scotch Irish IPA, and before that there was none. Keep em coming guys!

Flashy branding on the bottle with a big blurb about how hoppy this is, yet curiously, no mention of hops used or IBUs. The pour reveals a dark amber liquid with lots of suspended particles. The head starts off foamy and rocky but quickly recedes to a dish soap film that leaves almost no lace behind. The aroma is light with some wet grains, caramel, grapefruit and pine, not overly hoppy. Citrusy hops and bitterness mix with a fruity, toasty malt character and a wiff of acetaldehyde green apple. The mouthfeel is light and low in carbonation with a chalky feel. Long bitterness in the finish.

This is a good IPA, but the malt profile could be held back a bit and yeast flavors could be cleaner. Still, very nice, and I will buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 06:33:44 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-12-2012 14:33:51 | More by pixieskid
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy caramel-amber colour with sediment suspended throughout the glass. Thick and frothy white head that leaves thick lacing as it settles into a thin cap.

Boom! Hops! Thick tangerine citrus, mango and pineapple notes. Warm honey-caramel backing and a sharp bite of pine.

The taste certainly does not lack bitterness. Citrus rind, lemongrass and raw grain flavours are strong and meaty. Roasted caramel malt backing, bitter finish.

Full-bodied with a medium carbonation. The sediment creates a lot of life on the tongue before a viscose oiliness coats the back of the tongue and throat. Bitter citrus remains throughout the aftertaste.

More true to the pacific style than other Ontario brewed American IPA offerings. Very hoppy and very balanced. I prefer another IPA, but this is a fine product with excellent technical execution.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 00:04:49 | More by bryehn
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Dalia

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-07-2012 23:00:20 | More by Dalia
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little_brother


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-07-2012 19:30:38 | More by little_brother
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-07-2012 06:15:11 | More by RedAleMan
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-07-2012 01:44:00 | More by bigox420
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-30-2012 23:05:02 | More by Molson2000
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-21-2012 20:57:50 | More by PEIhop
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billmuckalt


3/5  rDev -22.5%

09-19-2012 16:52:42 | More by billmuckalt
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mmapes

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Carlsberg glass (that was all we had). It pours deep orange gold, and is fairly cloudy. Full head lasts a very long time. First sip: strong IPA, seems to have a heavier body than some. Not bad.

Later sips, the "unfiltered" body stands out more, and rounds out the bright hoppy notes nicely. Has a medium sweetness that also plays well in the mix. The longer I drink it the better I like it.

This one came in trade from a local Ontarian, and since then I've had other locals recommend it. May be my favorite IPA in Ontario so far.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 17:33:29 | More by mmapes
Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.