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RPM IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBUs

Added by Docer on 08-04-2010

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Reviews: 109 | Ratings: 849
Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Prohibition Pig. I've always wanted to try this beer. I didn't think it would be while I was visiting Vermont. Medium haze, light orange body, soapy white collar that leaves the glass coated in lacing. Aromas of hops and earthy, bready malts. Hop forward supported by a malty backbone. Solid.

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Photo of Damian
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank on tap at Apizza Scholls, Portland, OR
Served in a pint glass

Hazy, golden-amber appearance. The liquid was topped by a tiny white crown that quickly fell to a thin collar. Bit of streaky lacing along the glass.

Really solid aroma. Orange notes came through strong. Slightly malty and sweet. Tropical fruits were also noticeable. Mango was most apparent. Bit of tangerine and grapefruit as well.

Juicy orange notes dominated in the flavor profile. Lots of tangy tangerine too. Bit of generic tropical fruitiness. Grapefruit appeared on the back end and carried into the finish. Just a hint of zesty, rind-like bitterness.

The beer was medium bodied for the style. Creamy, slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, fairly zippy effervescence.

Boneyard's RPM IPA is a solid, flavorful take on the style that shows influences from both coasts. All in all, a very well done offering.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.51/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Meconi's, on to the beer:

Was I buring out too fast? RPM IPA didn't hit me like top notch IPA, and instead felt like a "simple" IPA that was pleasant to drink, shining a few slivers of hops, resin, grapefruit, and not over the top.

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one great ipa. I find nothing wrong with it. I can drink this beer any time of the year and never get sick of it.

Better than the hop venom and equal to the notorious triple

Please bottle boneyard!!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.61/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Hunahpu's Day 2016.

Golden yellow with a minimal head.

Very aromatic citrus dank hops.

Big tangerine flavor, with a little pine, and very little malt presence.

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Photo of Waynemcurtis
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't get enough by far my favorite IPA. Wonderful citrus overtones without the sweetness. Very complex clean and hoppy with a low bitter index. A first class IPA Impressive orange pour with almost a full inch of head. Aroma was above average hoppiness, lots of pine, milder, softer grapefruit note to it. A world class IPA.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First tasted in a pint glass from draft at Cabin 22 on March 27, 2016. Also tasted in pint glasses from growlers purchased at Growler Phil's and Big Dog. Look is amber color with a thick white head and lingering lacing. Smell is citrus, pine, floral hops, and bread dough malt aromas. Taste is grapefruit, orange, pine resin and floral notes with bread and caramel malt flavors. Feel is medium body with moderate carbonation and a crisp somewhat bitter finish. A nice beer to try when you are in the PNW, but forget finding it anywhere else.

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Photo of Campfire-Kev
4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

64oz growler fill. Filled in Bend where this stuff can be obtained fresh and in abundance. This is one of my favorite IPAs. Love the nose on this beer! Great hop profile with nice citrus notes. Bend has so many great offerings, but this is one of the better ones. I love the fact it is a fruity IPA without being too sweet. Very smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Impressive orange pour with almost a full inch of head. Aroma was above average hoppiness, lots of pine, milder, softer grapefruit note to it.

Hits with waves of mint, peach, pine, bitterness. It packs a bit of heat on that thin malt bill given its 7.5% strength, but the flavors keep the alcohol from lingering. This is about as big of a single non imperialized ipa you'll come across. I bet it would be even better if it were 6%. Nonetheless, this is a very solid ipa.

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Photo of seattlebeerelite
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely my favorite IPA when fresh. Such a fantastic nose of hops with the perfect mouthfeel. I'd drink this every day if I could. Backfilling a review from a few weeks ago when I had this on draft

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Photo of Bosazga
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With as much beer as I've drunk in my life, you'd think I was a connoisseur (I can't count the 80's)... but I can't find the words for this one..

L- Copper (if it were clear) with a dash of gluten-flour (if it existed)

S- clean and hoppy, but not overpowering- I don't know how else to describe it, like if sheets were laundered in hops....

T- even, smooth and consistent, not sure how to word it, but it's the best tasting IPA i've had in the past 5 years running. I'm blessed to live in the Northwest, where this stuff is bountiful!

F- steady-steady-steady - no change in carbonation and delivery

Man-oh-man - my favorite IPA in recent memory m- - - - First Class!

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Photo of Spikester
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear orange gold with two fingers of white head and good amount of lace.
Smell is tropical fruits mango orange a touch of lemon. Malts are bread crust and provide a good amount of support for the tasty hops.
Mouthfeel is medium with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is lightly bitter and semi dry.
Overall a very nice IPA that I hope you all get to try sometime.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

32 oz Crowler can flown in from Bend, Oregon!

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Citrus and dank hops!

Taste - Citrus, dank hops, super delicious.

Feel - Perfect carbonation. High attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Very good IPA. Highly recommended!

Grade (A)

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Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 32 oz growler filled today at Railroad Market in Burlington, Washington. Appealing melon aroma. The distinct apricot taste is delicious. More delicate bitterness than the typical IPA. This seems like the Oregon style. Golden amber color with nice foam in the Stella Artois goblet.

Rather crisp with plenty of mouthfilling carbonation and a touch of acidity. Malty and rich. That apricot aftertaste is one of the best IPA flavors I've encountered lately. Highly drinkable brew with a pleasant fruit flavor. I would not guess this had anywhere near 7.5 % alcohol.

April 16, 2016 update: The Railroad Market had this again so I got another growler. Good stuff.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Stuft Crust, Milpitas

A: Lighter golden color, half a finger of fluffy white head. Slightly hazy.
S: Mango, peaches, oranges with some malty sweetness hits the nose right upfront. Background has some herbal, piney and citrus notes. Lemongrass and caramel more muted but present.
T: Sweet malts mixed with mango, peaches and citrus. Very sweet upfront. Very little bitterness, just enough to offset the sweet malts. Citrus, lemon, pine and caramel flavors in the middle mouth and finish. Sweet fruity aftertaste, but not too sweet.
M: Medium body, finishes clean and dry. Carbonation cleanses the palate.
O: If you like more tropical fruity IPAs that are sweet but not too sweet, this is for you. Great hoppy flavors without a ton of bittering. Beautifully done tropical IPA. If this was from the East Coast people on BA would be raving about it.

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Photo of rrock44
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first two experiences with the beer was blah - nothing special here, 4's across the board. Guest Brewer at de grade and on tap at a bar in manzanita, or. Both times I was what the fuck? This is supposed to be good? In hindsight, I chalk it up to old kegs or bad lines. Had it again in skamania and was like damn, this is a good beer. Everything I could want in an ipa - hoppy and fruity. Loved it the third time around.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32 oz Crowler. Copper color with slight haze. Tropical fruit sweet aroma. Fruity floral hops that lingers the right amount. Great balance in this beer. Sweet tasting but in a good way, with dry hoppy finish. Good mouthfeel, exceptionally smooth and drinkable. First brew I had by them and it did not disappoint. Outstanding IPA.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 32 oz. growler (or whatever you call it) into an imperial pint

a: very clear light copper with a finger and a half of tight off-white head that leaves decent lacing

s: doesn't knock you over, but linger a bit and there's a lot to recommend: bright and sweet, a little tropical citrus, both pulp and rind, some bright flowery sweet notes, with just a hint of light caramel and bready goodness as well.

t: Lots of hops but not very bitter and interesting malty sweetness that is neither cloying nor heavy...provides a really great balance. A little more piney resin, especially on the end than I get in the nose. This is fairly subtle, but it has a depth that can be savored.

m: pretty clean, medium carb, extremely drinkable and smooth, dry at the very end.

delicious...wish I had regular access to this stuff

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure I've ever drank 20oz of beer so quickly in my life. Served at Von's Gustobistro in Seattle. Wanted to visit the brewery when I was in Bend, but they weren't open at the time. Seeing this on the menu, I knew I had to try it.

Wish I took notes. All I can really remember is that, other than being insanely drinkable and excellently balanced, it has pine hops, juicy hops, malt sweetness, and is really mouth watering. Clean finish. Thirst quenching, easy drinking ... I'm not a prayin' man, but I'm hoping I get to have this beer again some day. Honestly, it's near the top of my list for IPAs. In a word, BRILLIANT.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Boneyard Brewing in Bend, Oregon.

Pours a medium golden-yellow body, one finger white head with solid retention time and a fair bit of lacing. Smells of tropical fruit and citrus; mild floral and pine notes, mellow bready presence in the background, rich resin, grain. Flavour is excellent; tropical fruit, pine, mild grain and bready presence, grapefruit, citrus, floral notes. This is a ridiculously interesting APA, especially as far as the flavour profile goes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, not resinous, mildly bitter grapefruit, but incredibly easy to drink. Overall, this is an excellent APA that to me, reinforces Boneyard's status as one of the best producers of the west coast style pale ale archetype. Their hoppy offerings certainly compete with anything made in California.

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Photo of macpapi
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, bright light-orange color with a small and quickly dissipating white head. Very little bubble retention here.

Crisp aroma of malt with very piney, floral, resinous hops. Citrus of any kind is muted at the start, but a bit of lemon/orange presence is noted when the beer warms.

Taste is bitter and hoppy. Again, resin and pine are much, much more notable than the faint hint of citrus--mostly lemon--but those hop essences are fresh and tasty. Still, this flavor seems a bit one-dimensional and not as complex as hoped for. I'm being picky, I know, due to expectations. A very nice malt backbone does help add some balance to the flavor profile.

Moderate carbonation, pretty full body, and a nice sharp hoppy aftertaste make for a very potent and impressive feel to this one.

So this is a nice beer overall. However, I would say that due to buildup and expectations, I am a bit underwhelmed. The lack of citrus and hop complexity does take a bit away from my overall expectations. Still, this is a very nice offering and definitely worth a try. I might not consider it 'world class,' but that is just one man's opinion, I guess.

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Photo of AMPM9
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On Tap at Chuck's Hop Shop (North Seattle)

L: amber-orange color. It's clearish and nicely filitered. A very nice white head to top it off

S: Very piney almost spruce like, some bits of citrus in there (tad oily).

T: Well balanced for a IPA at 7.5%, backend bittnerness that you will see in most NW IPA'S, but nothing overwhelming, the balance actually allows you to drink a few no problem. Nothing to overpowering in terms of hop presence (citra i'm guessing)/ blanced nicely with the malt (very smooth)

F: Very nice feel, I say one of the creamier IPA'S I've had in terms of the mouthfeel which I don't mind, not "thin" at all

Overall: I really really enjoy this beer from the good folks at Boneyard down their in Bend. I think this has to be one of my TOP 3 favorite IPA'S currently. Very refreshing but will kick ya in the pants if you have few. Can't wait to see this beer avaliable in sixers! Was rated top 5 craft brew by a recent USA Today article (for what thats worth)

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at URGE Gastropub – Rancho Bernardo, CA
11/07/2014 - San Diego Beer week commemorative Goblet

A: Darker amber body with some mild conditioned clearing to it. Smallish finger of khaki tan suds holds over for a few moments until dying out to a crown. Light streamers of lace hug the glass after every sip.

S: Smells like freshy fresh green hops! Oh so nice. Sappy pine abounds and entwines with zesty lemongrass and some lightly floral notes. I get some light malt sweetness contributing underneath all the green action.

T: Taste delivers that same combination of resinous pines fused with lemony citrus and a touch of hop floral. Very smooth with a lower bitterness to it and much more restrained than I was expecting. Nice balance with no alcohol noted. The finish brings some pithy resin and a dash more floral grassiness. Pretty solid but a slight step down from the nose.

M: The body is on the lighter side and even a touch watery at times. Nice creamy consistency with a dry resinous finish to it.

D: Was really amped to find this on tap in San Diego. In fact this beer was my draw to coming into URGE. That said it is solid and a really great find but left me a slightly disappointed in the flavor department. Maybe it didn’t travel well or I am just spoiled who knows. Still great and worth checking out.

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