Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale | Boneyard Beer Company

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Bone-A-Fide Pale AleBone-A-Fide Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.17/5
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153 Ratings
Bone-A-Fide Pale AleBone-A-Fide Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
boneyardbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
38 IBUs

Added by beertunes on 07-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,439
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
153
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
18
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of kaseydad
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amano_h
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A labored metaphor, maybe, but if Boneyard's beers could be compared to a gravure or a super model, it'd be like Kate Upton in a micro bikini: squeezing as much meat into as little cotton/polyester as possible.

Sticky, resinous pine is the first olfactory impression imparted by this sexy brew. Earthier notes follow in the form of fresh cut grass and garden herbs, which is finally rounded off by some brighter ruby grapefruit pulp. Malt-derived aromas of cracker-y grains and some light caramel enter the fray with the passage of time.

Like most well-crafted brews of our time, the taste closely follows the smell. Lemony citrus and over-ripe stone fruit start off the party, accompanied by a heavy earthy base of pine, herbs, and grass. The discernible malt characteristics manifest in the form of saltine crackers with all the salt licked off and some faint caramel. Grapefruit rind-like bitterness round off all the flavors, leading to a bone dry finish.

Definitively light bodied. Extremely crisp and refreshing. Lively vibrant carbonation throughout the drinking experience. This is supposed to be one of the lighter beers they offer and it feels closer to a well-hopped Session IPA than a Pale Ale; I am genuinely scared to try the rest of their beers.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a seeker but not a bad one!

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Photo of elNopalero
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange tan. Pleasing citrusy and pine notes. Easy drinking pale ale from a brewery I don't see often enough. Anytime I see something from Boneyard it's on!

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andy712
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dschamp
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a murky orange color with a thin cap of a little white foamy head. Not much lace, but what was there, slid into the beer. The aroma had some sweet to bitter grassy/floral/herbal grapefruit pulp and rind tones over a stiff piney hop backbone. Malts seemed there, but quaint and smooth. The flavor brought on the sweetness of the blend of hops to malts. Aftertaste was hop coated maltiness. Finish was semi-sticky but with a good sturdy sliding eloquence. The palate was medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Hop abrasion doesn’t occur and a helpful smoothness seemed to let the hops just slide over my tongue. Overall, damn good APA, West coast styled to the fullest and would love to have another one if I could get it again!

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Photo of REVZEB
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.46/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint at HG.

A: Lightly cloudy light amber color with golden highlights beneath an inch cap of white greasy foam that had great long-lasting head retention. Rings of sticky lace were left down the glass.
S: The nose is full of a lightly fruity sweetness alongside citrus rind and clean, bready malt.
T: Flavor is lightly sweet and citrus hops mixed with crackery, bready, crisp grainy malt backbone. Drying, crisp finish.
M: Clean, crisp and drying mouthfeel with smooth and soft carbonation over a crisp and light body.
O: Super quaffable, smooth, and very crisp and clean.

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Photo of Toynk
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendry
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wlynch
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 153 ratings