RPM IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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RPM IPARPM IPA
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4.32/5
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RPM IPARPM IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBUs

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#937
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
930
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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225
Gots:
192
Trade:
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Reviews: 122 | Ratings: 930
Photo of Tucquan
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

B / GOOD

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Photo of patre_tim
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of mintzmeet
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of dancack
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of amano_h
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
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.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Hagenmccombs
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
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 MannyRox
5/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -1.9%
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%
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 -18.8%
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
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 -16.4%
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 +14.1%
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 -2.5%
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 +14.8%
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 -5.3%
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 +12.3%
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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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 930 ratings