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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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very good

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of swillmeister
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

swillmeister, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of RyanPollock
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

RyanPollock, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Wingshotpigs
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Wingshotpigs, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of MylesMac
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

MylesMac, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of RevCraig
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of nitewing05
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nitewing05, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of crooksb2
4/5  rDev +3.4%

crooksb2, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.83/5  rDev -1%

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.

CalgaryFMC, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +3.4%

lgmol, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Derek69
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%

Very hoppy and impressive IPA, this is what an India Pale Ale is supposed to be. Unfiltered and cloudy, with a noticeable alcoholic content. Just the right amount of head, laces down the glass nicely.

I can see a 6-pack of this stuff not lasting long. If you're looking for a true IPA vs. the mass produced stuff, this is a very good yet still affordable choice.

Derek69, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

DamageCase76, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Vyronian
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Vyronian, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of timeo
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

timeo, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of DaveBar
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

Excellent Canadian IPA. Best I have had here. There are some good ones but this one is GREAT!! Again for Canadian beer. With respect to IPA's around the world this one is pretty good!

A- Nice dark amber colour.

S- Good strong hop smell. Pine. Slight sour I enjoy

T- Excellent! Just as good as a SN or any other mass produced IPA in the US. MMMM Malt! Tremendous malt flavours. Don't expect tame. Good yeastiness. Just a nice hoppy, malty IPA.

M- Excellent!! Same as above

O- Excellent try! Looking forward to more offerings from Amsterdam like this. A 120min would be nice

Keep going on the Canadian IPA's!!! Worth a try.

Thx for reading

DaveBar, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +3.4%

fizzyted, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

FadetoBock, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of MJ63
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MJ63, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%

355ml bottle poured into tulip 22/10/13

A hazy dark brownish orange, not enough clarity to see many bubbles but there's enough for a well sustained finger of foam that leaves a thick ring followed by some random patches

S lots of rind and caramel, I get a little pine and booze, has some herbal tea and orange creamsicle

T much like the nose but even more rind if that was possible, some bready malt and dry cereal, a little malty for the style but its passable

M has some body and enough bubbles to give it some life, a little grit and bitter enough to please, rind lingers strong

O OK but not all that exciting, could use some more hops to be honest or perhaps I grabbed a faded bottle but I doubt that;s the case as this is new to Alberta

not a bad beer but on the same shelf for the same price as Red Racer I doubt I'll be drinking this again anytime soon

wordemupg, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of mattsander
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mattsander, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of valianes
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.