Boneyard Beer Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #20
Ranked #711
4.33 | pDev: 8.78%
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
Notes: 75 IBUs
Reviews: 132 | Ratings: 950 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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BayAreaJoe from California

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/16/20, consumed 1/30/21

Finally seeing Boneyard beers down here at one of the craft beer stores.

Just had my first one and wow yes, this beer certainly lives up to it's reputation and ratings. Month-and-a-half old and this thing is still that fresh hoppy aroma and taste that made me forget what I was watching and drink it all up way too quick. Old school NW hop combo in the absolute best way I've ever had. And there are a ton of NW hop combo IPAs around here. I would keep this in my WCIPA rotation, certainly hoping this is a regular 'round here now.

Jan 31, 2021
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NickSMpls from Washington

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh! Canned on the 7th and rating on the 29th. Nice pour, clean and NOT hazy - yay! Mild 'beer' on the nose, clean and cool. Good bitterness, nice malt base which is something we look for in an IPA. Smooth finish, no flaws, a serviceable offering. It's tough to rise above the crowd around these parts, the RPM is a good contender. Worth having around.

Jan 29, 2021
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a three finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and lightly tropical fruit hops, lemon, grapefruit, mixed tropical fruit and a hint of pine. Flavor is pale malt, citrus and piney hops, lemon, grapefruit, pine, orange and a wisp of mixed tropical fruit. Serious, but not searing citrus rind and pine bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A fine, well hopped IPA in the West Coast style. The malt body seems closer to a pale ale, but the hops are all classic IPA, and I've been craving some. Great lingering pine and citrus notes in the finish. I've somehow never tagged this legendary IPA from Boneyard, and glad to have the chance. Although the rigors of the last year have taken a serious toll on breweries, the one silver lining for beer fans is that many breweries are trying a little broader distribution which allows brews like this to hit my area. Glad to have a chance to finally try this and hope to see it again in the future.

Jan 24, 2021
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summitsix from California

4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can into tulip glass
Canned on 12/16/2020

L: beautiful golden tangerine hue, delicate beer foam floating on top
S: huge hop bouquet with citrus, pine, complex dank notes
T: delicious! Hops upfront, grapefruit, resinous pine, nicely balanced with slightly sweet malt backbone. Slightly dry and crisp finish
F: smooth, drinkable
O: a very well crafted IPA

Jan 23, 2021
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Scrapss from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the tap at Kona mix plate. Bend, OR.

A. Frothy head 2 fingers. Plastic cups in COVID19...try to get some lacing. Settles into a 1mm ring.

S:. Malts are not in a backseat. Hops are C hops from what I can gather. Really like a Centennial clone from a certain competitor.

T: Centennial. Not as strong malt as some single hop Centennial variants from competitorss

M: just like Centennial clone from a certain competitor.

O:. Seems like someone wanted a very good Centennial beer in their collection. I like it.

Jul 29, 2020
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redresonatedragon from Washington

4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious! Boneyard has held the gold standard for IPAs now for years. Lots of resinous, dank hops in this one, is less ABV bombastic than Hop Venom or Notorious. Enjoy this beauty if it’s on tap

Jul 17, 2020
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TheBricenator from Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Burnt orange, opaque, and a strong pour brings on a big, white, pillowy head that leaves behind big, sticky lacing
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit, orange zest, a little light and bready malt, then hops again – some dank wafts in as well
Taste: Citrus kicks the door in, with pine coming in first, a little malt sweetness plays in nicely. Hops dominate and it tastes more bitter to me (which is welcome) than on tap though I’d have to try them side-by-side
Mouthfeel: Big, full, a little chewy but enough hop bite and dryness on the finish to beg for more sips
Overall: Awesome ‘throwback’ WCIPA and one of those reminders of just how spoiled we are here in the Pacific Northwest when it comes to IPA’s. This one is on the top tier for my tastes and on my favorites. Since they have been canning, I’ve scored two 6-packs of this and there most likely are more in the future so long as I keep finding them. If not, oh well, us spoiled folks have this beer on tap all over town – from tap houses to dive bars and everywhere in between it seems

Jun 25, 2020
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass from a crowler. A clear amber color with a frothy white head. Such a great West Coast IPA with a nice malt presence that isn't too caramelly, floral, piney, and citrusy notes, a pungent aroma, and a clean, dry finish. I could drink this all day.

Nov 20, 2019
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Reidrover from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cant believe i haven’t rated this one..had it many times.
Pours a golden,orange colour..crystal clear with a nice sized ( half inch) thick and creamy off white head.
Good fresh hoppy aromas..floral and spruce tips..the malts are caramel and slightly nutty.
Taste is very balanced but with a nice floral kick..malts are strong.
Smooth medium mouth feel, carbonation medium to low.Nice.
A nice drinkable every day IPAand it helps that this beer is virtualy available everywere in Oregon..even dive bars in the middle of nowhere. My local dive has it for $3.50 a pint

Sep 07, 2019
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rickrem from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft in Portland.

Deep clear yellow/ gold with thin slightly off white head.

Extremely balanced. Citrus and light pine, some faint earthiness but clean.
Carbonation is on point.
Maltiness/ sweet bread is there in the taste but is balanced by the bitterness which is perfect and not overwhelming.

This is a very nice, drinkable, all around IPA. Sits high in my opinions.

Jul 30, 2019
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2019-06-04 in Portland, OR at Sidlines (where I first had Mirror Pond) on tap

A - Clear gold with a short white head

S - Biscuit, citrus, floral

T - Orange flesh and zest, pine, earthy spice

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - Hard to beat West Coast IPA. Really tasty.

Jun 05, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Bull & Bush, Denver, Colorado.

A tasty IPA with a hop profile that actually stands out. The soft mouth feel cushions the fruity and floral hop flavours. Refreshing and juicy.

Highly drinkable. A standout IPA from Oregon I'll have to revisit in finer grain.


Jan 05, 2019
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper hazy with almost no carbonation, and a finger of off-white head.

Smells of pine, citrus, light pineapple notes and dank green leaf juice.

The taste is a big a big balance of malt, citrus, Pine, hints of tropical fruit, Greenleaf juice, and overall it’s really delicious.

Medium body with light carbonation. I got this canned at Beerworks in Medford, Oregon, where I am drinking it December 8th, 2018. A delicious brew drunk fresh from the tap.

Dec 09, 2018
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mintzmeet from Washington

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange color. Good lacing, limited head. Chaffy and hoppy. Great malt. Subtle citrus flavors, dominated by orange. Great texture, smooth and only slightly effervescent thru the bite.

Nov 25, 2018
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dancack from Oregon

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A tasty and enjoyable IPA. One of my favorites. Look is lighter than many IPA's. Wish it was available in more locations, like grocery stores in 6 pack 1/2 rack and cases.

Jul 15, 2018
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a clear golden orange with a small white head and a few fingers of sticky lacing around the glass.

S: Fresh and ripe tropical fruit, mixed with some orange that mingles with some fresh pine and some floral hops

T: Fresh orange and ripe tropical fruit, notes of lemon rind bitterness, mingles with some pi e and floral hops, bitterness is medium.

F: Medium body creamy carbonation.

O: This is a solid IPA, fruity and juicy.

Jun 23, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Poured a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It smelled of grapefruit, pineapple, mango and caramel. Nice tropical fruit taste with a great bitter bite.

Jun 01, 2018
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elNopalero from California

4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beer on my radar found during my Portland trip.

Hop intensity. There's an orange citrus and piney taste to this, along with a long lasting and lingering bitterness at the end.

Jan 11, 2018
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amano_h from Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma and taste are both bursting with huge citrus flavors--sweet oranges, clementines are the first to draw blood out of the glass, with some light bittering grapefruit that quickly follows suit. The brighter flavors are well-balanced by a supporting base of resinous pine, and some light herbaceous peppery complements.

The body, finish, and mouthfeel is where this beer really shines. Despite the huge amount of flavor that the brew initially floods the palate and the nose with, it's unbelievably crisp and refreshing, with a barely noticeable malt presence from start to finish. I don't know how Boneyard managed it, but the body on this "West Coast IPA" feels lighter than your average "American Pale Ale," but somehow the lighter presence doesn't detract away from the flavor at all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The brew also finishes incredibly clean and dry; you may need some help getting into bed after finishing a crowler on your own, but you definitely won't need help finishing all 32oz of this brew in one sitting because it strikes this odd balance of robust flavor and light body that somehow symbiotically counterbalance the unsessionability of each other when done in excess or deficit.

I know that last sentence was rather confusing, but despite the light body, the amount of flavor the brew inherent contains and the superbly refreshing nature of the beer itself makes it utterly enjoyable even if you're a sucker for thick sticky IPAs.

Dec 16, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy to off burnt orange color with a thin to almost thick white foamy atmospheric head. It quickly dissipated. No lacing. The aroma starts off with a bright sweet to bitter charging grapefruit pulp and rind bursting into subtle sweet orange and lemon. The flavor starts sweet and rides into a nice bitter backing. Aftertaste seems just about as perfect as I would have wanted for an AIPA with a slow riding almost cloying finish. Is it? No, not really. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it allowing the carbonation to play nice and smooth as well. Overall, as an East Coaster I can put my hat off and say yup, here’s that West Coast AIPA that takes the cake.

Jun 16, 2017
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Skrumpy from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden amber in color, slightly hazy with a foamy, off white head. Some streak lacing. Definitely a NW style IPA. Aroma is pine, citrus and herbs. Bold hops flavor, pine, grapefruit and grass. A bit of bread malt in the flavor to smooth it all out, but overall this beer is resinous and very hop forward.

Jan 04, 2017
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Hagenmccombs from Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: light orange with white head. Very clear
Smell: citrus citrus citrus. Like tangerines, clementines, and orange peel. Bit of pine and grapefruit.
Taste: Citrus and a hint of pine. Super clean fermentation and extremely refreshing. One of the most perfect and classic west coast IPAs I've ever had. Could not be more balanced and pleasing in every way. I don't think I've ever had a more flawless IPA.
Feel: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing
Overall: zingy, delicious, balanced, and perfect. West coast IPA does not get any better than this in my opinion.

Nov 18, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Grunt fill from bert's. Nice copper color, small thin head with moderate lacing. Mild hoppy aroma, taste is more hops with a nice malt backbone. Solid all around IPA.

Oct 24, 2016
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MannyRox from Oregon

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down my favorite IPA of all. Drinking this beer starts subtle and almost fools you in the beginning, yet finishes strong and hoppy. I like this beer for the sheer fact that it mimics many of the nuances found in Hop Venom and Notorious Triple yet won't leave me feeling drunk if I decide to have two pints.

Oct 08, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT. A classic West Coast IPA in a sea of NE style IPAs? Let's see how it fares. I know that Vermont got kegs of Boneyard stuff about a month ago, so it might not be at its absolute freshest.

This pours a mostly clear light orange, with a small white head, and lots of sticky lacing.

Smells like clean zippy pine, tangerine, grapefruit, and a sturdy, slightly sweet malt backbone.

This did not wow me quite as much as I would've expected, but it's still a super solid IPA. The hop flavor is nice, and well integrated in with the malt backbone. Let's start with the malt- it's maybe a little bit more present than I prefer with IPAs- but I can still appreciate that it's clearly the style and done well. The hop flavor brings zesty grapefruit rind, orange and tangerine, and a really clean piney bitterness. Can't really tell what it's hopped with, but I like it, whatever it is.

This is lighter bodied, very crisp and clean on the palate, with a normal level of carbonation.

A really solid West Coast style IPA- probably not the best, but still quite good.

Sep 20, 2016
RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 950 ratings