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Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #24
Ranked #1,086
4.32 | pDev: 8.8%
Jun 15, 2022
Aug 04, 2010
Notes: Brewed using 6 different NW varieties of hops at over 2.5 pounds per barrel, RPM IPA focuses on extreme hoppiness rather than bitterness. It’s golden to copper in color with a complex malt profile that will not overshadow the hops. Our flagship, RPM IPA, will satisfy any opinionated hop forward IPA consumer.

50 IBU
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Ratings by redresonatedragon:
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4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by redresonatedragon from Washington

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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4.37 by peachy-tay from California on Jun 15, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by leaddog from Canada (AB)

Appearance - Pours a light copper with three fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - piney, citrus, earthy, leafy, weedy, and floral hops, pine resin, grapefruit and citrus peel, caramel, hint of tangerine, bready malts, and earthy yeast.

Taste - bold piney, citrus, earthy, leafy, weedy, and floral hops upfront. The pine resin, grapefruit and citrus peel come through next alongside the caramel. The hint of tangerine, bready malts, and earthy yeast round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops, pine resin, and malts lingering.

Overall - A solid West Coast IPA that delivers on the bitter front. This one is quite sessionable if you like your IPAs bitter.

May 22, 2022
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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

Pours a clear bronze golden colour - hint of chill haze - with two fingers just off white head.
Aroma has a grainy caramel malt note with fragrant floral hops and an earthy dank note.
Flavour grainy malt, a hint of caramel and a hop explosion - floral, pine, dank and resiny - notes of pineapple and citrus with a subtle yet somehow distinct earthy bitterness.
Solid medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a smooth hoppy finish.

May 12, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Boneyard Beer Co 'RPM IPA' @ 6.5% , served from a 473 ml can
A-pour is gold from the can to a dark gold in the glass with a small white head leaving a fine spotty lace ring along the Spiegelau
S-6 distinct PNW hops , dank & resin
T-pine & citrus PNW IPA , certain malt sweetness , no bitter swallow
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-well crafted PNW IPA , good not great
prost LampertLand

May 01, 2022
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3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

On draft, served in shaker pint glass

Clear, golden in color, thick white head. Classic West Coast style IPA aroma and taste - citrus, bit of pine resin. Bitter, dry finish. Thin to medium bodied.

Apr 25, 2022
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4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Bangs from Indiana

From the tap in Clackamas OR. Great West Coast IPA

Jan 27, 2022
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3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cswhitehorse from California

The RPM pours real nice into the glass. Good two finger head with soft bubbles sitting on the side with provide a nice lace around the pint glass. Aroma is mango and flowery smell which can't nail which one exactly. The taste is real malty for me. Good IPA overall but malt seems to overpower.

Dec 24, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gandres from Philippines

Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:08 AM
12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: amber, appears clear, off white foam, some lacing
Smell: hoppy, citrusy, drink: very fragrant
Taste: low/medium bitterness, medium sweetness
Mouthfeel: medium body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, long follow through, not so bitter aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer. ok to repeat, look for

Oct 16, 2021
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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Kuktar

I cant get enough of the boneyard ipa. this gets my motor going! My local brewer keeps it on tap and i am refilling my growlers all the time with RPM>

Oct 04, 2021
4.06 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Oct 01, 2021
3.52 by Scotchboy from Idaho on Sep 28, 2021
3.93 by MaxOhle from Illinois on Jun 22, 2021
3.98 by Mikexw from New York on Jun 22, 2021
5 by doctorgary from New York on May 03, 2021
4.18 by C4li from Oregon on May 03, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by buschbeer from Ohio

12 FL OZ can
Served in a nonic pint glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with a couple inches of beige head that leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is dank and citrus with some tropical fruit thrown in for good measure.

Smooth citrus up front with a little tropical fruit. The back end is loaded with grapefruit rind and pine, but it is not overly bitter in the finish.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

This is a smooth, juicy west coast IPA. It is great. I will always like this style over the trendy NEIPA.

Apr 29, 2021
4.02 by gefinley from California on Apr 27, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by thebrood1987 from California

Very hoppy smell piney and grapefruit like a classic west coast IPA but with that "dank" smell. Taste is sweet malts throughout the whole sip but the piney and grapefruit hop taste comes in and leaves with a pretty good bitterness not too much though! Liking the carbonation on this one too. It blends in well with the hop bite. Great West Coast IPA!

Mar 30, 2021
4.33 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Mar 26, 2021
4.31 by smb71481 from Vermont on Mar 22, 2021
4.61 by FrankCastle from California on Feb 06, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BayAreaJoe from California

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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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by NickSMpls from Washington

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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4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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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4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by summitsix from California

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
4.21 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Aug 18, 2020
3.98 by StoutBoi from New York on Aug 01, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Scrapss from Pennsylvania

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
4.07 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jul 07, 2020
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Jul 02, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by TheBricenator from Oregon

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
4.14 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Apr 12, 2020
3.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Feb 24, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Buck89 from Tennessee

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
3.75 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Oct 17, 2019
3 by VaporDome from New York on Oct 07, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Reidrover from Oregon

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
4.27 by Samnem from Georgia on Aug 04, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rickrem from California

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
RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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