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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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 kevinlater
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

kevinlater, May 23, 2014
Photo of Magibeg
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Magibeg, May 17, 2014
Photo of Dna_Infinity
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

Dna_Infinity, May 08, 2014
Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

polloenfuego, May 04, 2014
Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

CurtisD, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of sdm9465
4/5  rDev +3.4%

sdm9465, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of hunterjames
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

evil_liver, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of sclitch
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sclitch, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Brody1714
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Brody1714, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +3.4%

heerboth, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +3.4%

IanSpindler, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of DSC1980
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

DSC1980, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of nhaimes
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nhaimes, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Cycle69
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Cycle69, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of mremoquillo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mremoquillo, Feb 28, 2014
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.

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

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%
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.

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
Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.