3-Way IPA (2014 W/ Boneyard/Block 15)
Fort George Brewery + Public House

3-Way IPA (2014 W/ Boneyard/Block 15)3-Way IPA (2014 W/ Boneyard/Block 15)
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 9.32%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
306
From:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  40
Gots
  38
SCORE
97
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3-Way IPA (2014 W/ Boneyard/Block 15)3-Way IPA (2014 W/ Boneyard/Block 15)
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BeerOpine from California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

I picked up this gem of an IPA by accident at the Boneyard Brewery in Bend Oregon while enjoying the Bend Ale Trail. My previous experiences with Boneyard are growler only, so when they offered something they collaborated with in a can I could not resist. Before I poured it I wish the label had similar Heady Topper advice telling me to drink from the can as the final half oz of the pour is sediment filled. I was not a D-Bag and recycled the can, yet wish the final half oz was left in the sink or can. With a canned on date of 7/30/14 and a purchase date of 8/20/14 I could not be happier. The medium golden pour of the first 15 ounces is followed by a heap of clouds evening out to a final cloudy medium golden color. The taste is not as piney as some fine double IPAs, but for an IPA the odor makes your taste buds think the taste will be pine filled until your buds smile at fine citrus taste. I wish I had purchased 8 not 4 as this IPA is hard to duplicate. A finer IPA you will struggle to find.

Nov 16, 2014
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Raptor66 from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Canned on 8-27-14. Delicious!! I have had Heady Topper, which is a real fine beer, and this stacks right up there with it. I was only able to get 3 cans and hate to drink em up but gotta do it while they are still fresh. Love it!!

Sep 20, 2014
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mdfb79 from New York

4.26/5  rDev -3.2%

From 09/08/14 notes. Thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one, I liked it a lot. 16 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky bright orange-yellow color with one finger of fluffy bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Nose is amazing, fresh citrus hops, tropical fruits, juicy oranges, floral notes. Taste has more oranges to it. Medium body and low to mdoerate carbonation, no bitterness at all. Lots of sediment to it in the glass.

Overall I had not heard of this beer but thought it was awesome; amazing hoppy nose with tons of fresh fruits and citrus to it. Super easy to drink, would pick this up all the time if I could. Would love to have it again sometime.

Sep 09, 2014
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Thanks to John for the can!

Slightly hazy, golden-amber pour, fizzy white head that sank to a thin collar, dotting the glass with lace. Nice fruity hop aroma, the strong point of this brew, zesty, with a sugary sweetness in the background. Taste was a little more sweet than I would have expected, bready malts, with a good amount of citrusy hops, tropical fruit notes, and some earthiness. I'd imagine that if it lacked uber freshness, this beer would be a malt-bomb, so like most IPAs, I wouldn't let this one sit around for too long. Medium body, slightly unctuous and not quite as crisp as I like my IPAs to be, but still a solid brew overall.

Sep 01, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin head that levees next to no lacing and light wisps 4 (x .05 = .2)

S - Aromas of wet, dank hops, pine grapefruit, nude tropical, super duper wet, passion fruit, malt balance 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

T - Taste is similar to the nose just even more dank hops. Great pine, grapefruit, awesome tropical hops, very resinous pine finish with great bitterness that lingers. Really really nice bitterness on the finish with lovely pineapple and passion fruit. 4.5 (x .45 = 2.025)

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, good lingering bitterness 4.5 (x .1 = .45)

O - Overall this beer was really nice, delicious tropical pineapple and grapefruit. Lingering bitterness, resinous. Delicious 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

Total Rating Score: 4.47
Serving Type: Can

Aug 31, 2014
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woemad from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.49. According to the bottom of the can, this was canned on July 1st, 2014.

This poured a hazy, lemony-orange color, with lots of floating sediment chunks, into a large Sam Adams new-model Boston Lager glass. There was a creamy looking, bone-white head of about 1 ½ inch thickness. Said head began to slowly recede after about three minutes, eventually resulting in a 1/8th inch or so of white foam atop the beer. Lace was streaky and spotty.

Big, citrusy nose to this initially. As it warmed, things became more balanced, with a subordinate, bready malt aroma coming into play.

Big hop flavor that is about 75% citrus and about 25% pine sap. It’s a big, hoppy beer, which didn’t surprise me in the least, but there’s a good malt backbone to this as well. A DIPA version of this would probably be too much, but as it is, it’s been kept well in the realm of drinkability.

Creamy and resiny mouthfeel to this.

As an afternoon, stand-alone beer, this worked very well, indeed. I’m not so sure this would complement a meal all that well, or if following this up with another, less robust-tasting beer would be a good idea. It IS tasty and hit the spot, and wasn’t too dear to the wallet, so I’d have it again.

Aug 31, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

Tall boy can, 7/24/14, thanks to rudzud for sharing this one.

Pours a decent creamy but smaller head that fades pretty quickly. Touch if lacing, hazy sediment laden maple orange color. 4
Nose is awesome, bright fruit, some citrus and nice tropical, guava passion fruit, mild grapefruit, touch of rind, dank wet hop resin like.4.5

Taste is more I'd the same, tropical fruit, passion fruit with dank musty resin, guava, melon rind, some citrus too, grapefruit pith, orange rind, nice dank wet hop, mild grassy earthy notes, touch of pine sap, more kiwi like tropical fruit hops. Mild sweet malt, very little, fluffy. Long lingering bitter resinous tropical fruit and citrus lingering. 4.5

Mouth is nice, med bod, little oily resinous hop, very good carb. 4.5

Overall great! 4.5

Aug 31, 2014
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flagmantho from Washington

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured from 16oz tall can into my Trim Tab pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little bit of haze and a ton of little floaties. Head poured a thin layer of fizzy ivory foam and dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: rich, resiny, grapefruity hop aroma atop a relatively sweet malt base. Pungent and intense; I like it.

Taste: fruity and sharp, with tangerine and grapefruit and piney/resiny character as well. Bitterness is pretty strong, but that's needed to stand up to the sweet maltiness. It's a damn fine beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK carbonation and a mild creaminess. Nothing special here.

Overall: pungent and piquant with lots of big fruity and piney flavor. Great stuff.

Aug 30, 2014
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GJ40 from North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%

Wow! Everything I like in a west coast IPA. Great appearance, incredible aroma and hop flavor dominating the taste. Very nice tropical fruits. This is pretty close to perfect.

Aug 24, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.4/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to DCLAguy11 for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic citrus and tropical forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: growler.

Aug 17, 2014
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jegross2 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Reviewing the 3-Way IPA, an IPA collaboration among Oregon breweries Block 15, Boneyard Beer Company and Fort George Brewery.

Score: 92

Canned 07/15/14. Served in a Hopslam tulip/snifter combo glass and enjoyed on 08/14/14.

Appearance: Pours a transparent honey color with some hazy floaties. Pours two fingers of head that settles to a thin ring around the glass. Poor lacing, okay retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, oak, black pepper, honey and pineapple. Nice malty sweetness underlying. Appetizingly bold IPA nose. 4.25/5

Taste: Sweet caramel malt, bitter grapefruit, pine, spicy hops and a little black pepper on the finish. Really well done IPA with a nice mix of tropical fruit, bitterness and malty sweetness. Lasting spicy hop, sweet malt and bitter grapefruit. Nice integration. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish with a light sweetness. 4.25/5

Overall: Impressive under-the-radar IPA.

Cost: $9.99 for a four pack of 16 oz cans.

Aug 15, 2014
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cosmicevan from New York

4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge props to my man rathakem for sending this surprise my way. Enjoyed from a giant block 15 pilsner glass.

a - brew pours semi transparent goldenrod, little hazy, nice big frothy and foamy head. Leaves massive milkshake like chunks of lace on the glass.

s - nose is out of this world. Another level...dank, rich, perfectly ripe tropical citric fruit. Yum. Hops at their very best. Grapefruit.

t - big blast of resinous but lush grapefruit hops. Full and rich in flavor, not too bitter, but west coast.

m - medium to full bodied. Quenching. Super tasty.

o - overall, blown away by this beer. Fantastic IPA. Check it out if you can.

Aug 14, 2014
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psychgawsple from New York

4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No joeks this is my favorite single IPA out there, period. Definitely reminiscent of Heady Topper in terms of over the top hop candy deliciousness. Candied orange peel, mango, pineapple, some spruce/pine, some pepper. Has that magic alchemy of flavors and textures that I associate with stuff like Zombie Dust, Pliny, etc. ... the whole is significantly more than the sum of its parts. Subtle malt doesn't add too much bitterness or color, and allows a lot of delicious hop and yeast character to come through. A great collaborative showing for Pacific NW breweries, setting an extremely high bar for the canned-IPAs-you-can-buy-at-the-store scene.

Tastes fresh and delicious out of the can after just less than a month - 7/8/2014 bottling.

Aug 05, 2014
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mabermud from Washington

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured deep orange and honey with a thin white head. With a quick twirl of the glass, fine white micro bubbles gracefully stream down the sides in slick patches. The aroma is grapefruit, sweet pine, sweet tropical fruit, and honey. The taste is world-class. Grapefruit, sweet tropical fruit, honey, and pine. Mouthfeel goes along well with all of the other outstanding qualities of this beer. Everything comes together well, which makes this beer a world-class contender.

Overall, this is an amazing IPA, and I have been drinking them since 1996...

Aug 02, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Very tropical. Pineapple. Mango. Orange citrus. Lightly toasted malt and some doughy sweetness.

Taste - More grapefruit in the taste. Still some tropical flavors. Toasty malt gives it a grainy feel. Sweet in the back end with just a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Impressive stuff.

Jul 22, 2014
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of the can into a wine glass. Burnt orange and a hazy golden color. A half of finger of tight white head on top that disappeared very quickly. Smell is crazy citra hops, tropical fruits, regular fruits and a bit of pine along with a subtle malt background. The subtle biscuit malt background really lets the hops shine through in this beer. I would put this up there with TG and Hill. Really good IPA.

Jul 21, 2014
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Reidrover from Oregon

3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can from a 4-pack from Trader Joe in Salem OR. $8.99 Lighter orange coloured body than the typical PNW IPA and a large rocky, bubbly white head. Very very strong hop aromas. Mainly resiny and piney. Slight doughy cheesy aroma too ..maybe the yeast? Taste is the same as the aroma though more doughy than cheesy in the yeast department and more caramel to balance the aggressive hopping. Good thickish palate to this one. Nice long lasting hop bitterness. Good IPA not the world beater I had been anticipating though!

Jul 19, 2014
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Spikester from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 16 ounce can picked at Trader Joe's. Canned on date of June 17, 2014. Exactly 30 days ago.
Hazy gold with a touch of amber. Head is slightly less than one inch a leaves in about five minutes. Still has a ring of foam and is producing decent lacing.
Smell is bold citrus pine and and mango. Malts are there in just high enough levels for the style. This beer is a hop showcase. Plenty bitter but doesn't cover up the hop flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick on the tongue. Carbonation is just right. This beer has a long bitter finish. Slight amount of cloying sweetness on the back of the tongue.

Jul 18, 2014
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can shared with stillmatic2232.

Pours a nearly opaque golden orange, with lots of little floaties. A quarter inch head forms, with a little bit of lacing.

Smells brazenly hoppy, tons of tropical and citrus fruit aromas. Lemon, orange, pineapple, mango, and peach.

The taste is similar. This seems like one of the IPAs that tries to dial down the bitterness while at the same time, dialing up the citrusy hop goodness. I approve, even if I do like some bitterness in my IPAs. Just a full fruit basket worth of hop goodness- so much orange, pineapple, and mango, with lighter expressions of lemon and grapefruit. There's some cattiness (is this made with Citra?) There is some slightly herbal and piney flavors on the back end, and a tiny amount of bitterness, but the bitterness is barely enough to mention, really.

This is a medium bodied beer, with a sticky, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. It starts sweet, but finishes fairly dry, and has a really nice drinkability.

It's always great to try something new and awesome that wasn't on your radar at all.

Jul 17, 2014
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

RB

Big pounder can picked up at Bier Thirty this afternoon.. Poured tonight into my CC Teku... 1" white head shows nice resilience and good lacing... the brew is polished golden.

Aroma is a tropical fruit knock-out, yes... no doubt this is hoppy. Pithy orange zest and some additional piney hops also weigh in.

Bruisingly bitter up front and slightly less on the finish... light pale maltiness carry melon and citrus hops ... pretty amazing.

Light body... good carbonation... This one is draining entirely too fast... I will be picking up more for the rest of summer and some coming camping trips.

A monster of an IPA... Certainly a contender for best IPA I have had in a hell of a long time.

4.25/4/5/4.75/4.5/4.75

Jul 15, 2014
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Florida9 from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange tinted yellow in color. Forms a large fluffy white head. Moderate lacing. Pleasant aroma. Hop forward, but with a good malty base. Lots of pine and pine rain with a good dose of grapefruit pith. Taste is quite similar. A nice blend of hops and malt with notes of grapefruit pith and resin. Moderate to strong bitterness.

Jul 12, 2014
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Bosoxfan20 from Missouri

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade from dsigmon. Big thanks! Enjoyed on the 4th as I watch fireworks over a lake in NE.

A- Hazy deep golden. Solid head and retention.

S- Grapefruit and melon maniac

T- Intense, yet so smooth. So much hops and waves of flavor

M- Light, crisp, clean, refreshing. Damn

O- My first from any of these breweries. Very impressed.

Jul 08, 2014
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stouts4me from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at Beaumont Mkt. In July '14.

Pour this in your pint and you get A lt. orAnge, grape fruity color with some yeast floaties on the bottom

When you crack this you get a great hoppy blast at your senses!oh, this smells great.

Oh yeah, you knew it would be good after that hop aroma, and there is not a disappointment at all. Yummy malt forward hoppy, juicy, fruity, goodness. Don't worry about trading for Surly Furious, Abrasive , or Heady, Zombie, Anti-Hero, etc. just buy all you can and enjoy the crap out of this, if you live out here you are lucky to have it.

I'm just glad I found it on the shelf, damn good beer. I got two 4-packs, and that was a big win, thanks to the 3 collaborators; please do this beer again!!!

Jul 07, 2014
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Admbmb92 from Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought the last 4 pack at Market of Choice. Canned 6-24-14 :)) poured into a dogfish ipa glass
Aroma- citrus, hops, earthy smell, grass, grapefruit, biscuit, bread
Appearance- golden amber with white fluffy head
Taste- front of the tongue you get a very crisp hop flavor, followed up by grapefruit and malty goodness. a nice earthy hop flavor and a smooth bitterness
Mouthfeel- very crisp and fresh. Nice carbonation and lacing.
Overall- this is a very refreshing ipa without any intense bitterness or offensive flavors. It's so well balanced and equally represents all 3 breweries. Such an awesome summer time brew. I could drink this all day if it weren't so hard to find.

Jul 03, 2014
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pour is mostly clear golden amber with lots of white head and a thick lacing. Nose has a light grain, lots of resin hop, notes of cereal and almost a hint of fruit loops with a bit of citrus. Taste is similar, decent grain note with tons of resiny hops with a good punch of citrus in the back. Softer carb, very full body, a bit syrupy. Not bad, a bit more resinous than I would like.

Jul 02, 2014
3-Way IPA (2014 W/ Boneyard/Block 15) from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 306 ratings