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RPM IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBUs

Added by Docer on 08-04-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
824
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
24.83%
 
 
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Photo of PHBoiler
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A tad bit more malt than a true West coast IPA but certainly very hop forward and just this side of slick on the mouthfeel. Well balanced body helps carry the heavy pine and citrus rind/pith. Easy drinking, enjoyable, and certainly a dependable IPA.

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Photo of RenzoD
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty killer IPA. Was expecting something with way more of a punch-you-in-the-mouth bitterness flavor and, while there is certainly a big hop presence, the big bitter flavor isn't really there. It is still very well balanced, goes down pretty sweet and smooth. Head retention was an issue for me but after reading reviews complimenting the beer im this area I have concluded that it may have been the growler i had it from. Still a very noteworthy IPA. Would have again.

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Photo of bugstuff
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A coupl'a oddities: here it says 75 IBUs and 7.5 ABV... Their site says 50/6.5; I reckon it's somewhere in between. They also do not reveal the hops, but suggest there are six NW. I detect Citra allll through this beer (though light in the nose)...fantastic! A near perfect Citra IPA...I'd drink this whenever/wherever I find it!

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Photo of jgibson13
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and tasty. Not hoppy for an IPA but the smoothness is ideal. If you're looking for hoppy, not the choice, but looking for a solid ipa, this is it.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced ipa. Low noticeable bitterness for the style. Very pleasant and drinkable. Slightly on the sweet side.

I can't wait for this to be available in cans.

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Photo of upornah
5/5  rDev +16%

To me this beer is like listening to a superbly recorded and produced album where every instrument can be heard and felt as intended, everything working in harmony to the listener's delight or in

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good citrus flavor to balance out the big malt backbone. Very bitter. Smooth mouth feel. Pretty good..................................................

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Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer, it's a hoptacular brew. It maintains a head for a good time despite its 7%+ abv had wonderful lacing, this is also in my top five, only problem is no bottling, but trips to the brewery and to all the local pubs in Portland keeps me coming back for more. Please try this if you can, this reminds of oskar blues back in the day. Long live boneyard beer!! 4.5/5
O.B.D91

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

a classic northwest style ipa here, with lots of cascade and centennial characteristics. while i cant confirm that those are the varietals used, i can say with certainty that attributes of those strains on on display here no doubt. the color is a little richer than many, brassy, with a long lasting lacy white head. aromas of pine forest, lush evergreen, christmas, vegetal, pulpy. there is a decent grain base to this too, with come caramel malt that while it doesnt contribute a ton to the flavor, its absence would leave this hopelessly unbalanced. its got some girth to the mouthfeel, which is nice with the wintery hop mix. the hops are unique here not for what they taste like, but for how robust they are. truly as strong on the front end as they are in the finish, i cant think of a lot of ipas that do that, and none do it so vividly and pungently as this beast. i like that its bigger too, a hop heads dream really, super fresh and aggressive, dank and sprucy. not overly complicated either which i like, just big well built ipa. if this was available here i would buy it all the time. its my kind of ipa.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

growler filled from boneyard.

dark copper color, great head. huge dank aroma. taste of in your face goodness that assaults your palate with hoppy goodness but is also extremely smooth and drinkable. crushable, actually. I'm in awe of how good this is. its possibly the best IPA I've ever had. great job boneyard!

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Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a ice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, orange, pine, bread dough, light floral

T-grapefruit, orange, pine, bready malt, light floral, little caramel, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O- easy drinking and flavorful IPA, would definitely seek this out

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Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This very good IPA was served with a white, light minimal head that appeared a clear, dark golden orange. The aroma was sweet, hoppy, and inviting. The taste was very balanced and even. The combination of hops and malt made me think of Centennial Ale, however, this is a better representation of that nice combo. Hoppy, sweet fruit, and resinous, with a malty finish. The mouthfeel compliments very well.

Overall, this is a nice IPA with great drinkability. Boneyard did a very nice job crafting this IPA. One of the better, if not the best IPA from the Northwest.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a short nonic)
A- This beer pours a deep caramel body with a swirling carbonation that supports a sticky snow white head that laces as it slides back on top of the beer.

S- The slight earthy pine resin hops grow as the beer opens with some woody hops aroma finishing the smell.

T- The bright green hops has some slightly unripe fruit flavors that grow a bit more fruity as it opens and some spicy hop character in the finish. There is no real bitterness in the clean finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and a creamy texture while the head last.

O- This beer has some nice hop characteristics but it seems a bit mellow for a big NW coast IPA. Nice session beer and goes down pretty quick.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better hop presence in the smell.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bait Shop in Seattle. Served in a pint glass.

It's a typical golden orange IPA color with a nice white cap of froth on top.

The smell contains all of the best ipa elements. Citrus, slightly dank hops, and bread.

Flavor-wise, it has an excellent balance of juicy sweet citrus and astringent, piney hops. A great biscuiity finish, too.

The feel is crisp and smooth. A very drinkable beer.

I was surprised by just how good this small brewery's IPA is. It stands right up there with the more established ones from major craft breweries, in my book.

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Photo of kevanb
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler poured into a Boneyard Shaker Pint.

The beer pours a clear copper color, hues of amber and bronze with a nice amount of bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a foamy, soapy white head forms, about two fingers high with great retention and leaves a vast wall of soapy lace behind. The aroma is very intense, lots of pine, sap, crisp hop spice that is quite earthy but very vibrant and the same time, plenty of juicy citrus and hints of wildflower assist in the hop showcase while a nice counterbalance of rich malt pops out, not overly sweet at all, just enough for harmony. The flavors follow the mold well, bitter pine and hops spice, very resinous and sappy, with a fair amount of tangy grapefruit peel and a pronounced wildflower character, definitely helps with the dank and weedy qualities but also brings out some meadowy and bright flavors while the malt is a great anchor on the tongue, helps ease the beer over the finish line, great balance. The mouthfeel is sticky but juicy, coats the mouth wonderfully and finishes nicely with a bit of a crisp yet creamy feel that ends with a nice dry bite.

Verdict: A truly delicious IPA from Boneyard. It's super sticky, sappy, juicy and perfectly bitter without overloading the palate thanks the balanced malt profile. I had no problems crushing a 32oz growler over an evening and look forward to trying this beer again in the future.

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Photo of South2NW
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Thirsty Lion.

A: Clear, and golden with a thin white head. Good lacing left in the pint.

S: lots of orange, grapefruit, and little bit of floral.

T: Delicious orange and grapefruit, just as the nose indicates. A little bit of rind flavor. Very pleasing.

M: on the lighter side of medium. Extremely drinkable.

O: Boneyard is amazing. Their IPAs are top notch. Wish they bottled/Canned.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1775th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
16oz

Served At McCormick and Schmicks (Portland, OR)

App- A nice deeper hued copper with some gold highlights throughout. A smaller 1/4" white head that faded quickly. I am attributing this to the bartender who gave me more beer. A decent amount of cling as it made a nice web wall.

Smell- This was a nice smelling IPA. A bit cold so the aromas were a bit muted, but when it warmed the bursting hops came out. A solid bit of dry came out and was a bit spicy on the aroma.

Taste- This to me was a very nice IPA. Wasnt over the top. Great balance without being a punch in the face. The hops were a bit spicy and had a slight bit of fruit behind it. A sipper for sure due to the ABV but nothing over the top with bitterness either.

Mouth- A solid medium bodied IPA with a creamy feel behind it. The sweet spot for IPAs and myself in the ABV range creates this creamy feel I enjoy.

Drink- I walked over the damn town trying to find this and I am glad I did. Was a very good beer.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In tap at Capitol Beer and Tap in Sacramento, CA

Appearance - A crystal clear golden orange with broken waves of suds across the surface. Leaves a fair amount of lace around the glass.

Smell - Orange rind with light pineapple and grapefruit. Faint pine.

Taste - Follows the nose. Bright, clean citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, supported by lesser notes of rind bitterness and pine. A touch of juicy peach and then a dry pit character toward the finish. Great balance all-around and a relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slick on the swallow before a bone dry finish.

Overall- The first time I had this beer, it was given to me in a 16oz swintop, but unfortunately it'd gone flat the next day when I finally tried it. It's a damn good IPA, but doesn't quite live up to the hype for me. Flavor is reminiscent of Pliny or Blind Pig, or maybe even the Lagunitas IPA.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at Interurban, Portland

Glowing pale orange with rimming white froth.
Booming fresh floral, leafy hop nose.
Apricot jam then slick tangerine, resin, and guava hops.
White fig end and orange wine gum linger.
Light, chewy, creamy.

Big tropical fruit in a light body, but doesn’t live up to the nose and is short on IBUs. Overly fruity on the finish, doesn’t cut dry when it should. Still lovely, just not that sessionable.

2nd tasting:
On tap at Sassy’s, Portland.
Rimming white over pale amber. 4
Flowers, tangerine, and cantaloupe. 4
Shortbread, sweet peach, tangerine with a twinkly little pink lemonade thing to end. 4.5
Soft, round, light-medium. 4

Super smooth and juicy. No sign of 7% or 60 IBUs. Probably too sweet to session, but solid quality. 4.25

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Photo of Hopinion
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

In Oregon there are many quality breweries, but Boneyard is quickly becoming my favorite brewery. Their IPA's are floral, balanced, and smooth.
Appearance- I thought I mispoured this into my Ruination Pint, since the beer had only a half finger's worth of head.

Nose- I was overpowered when I smelled the beer from my growler. I was also a bit disappointed when the citrus notes seemed to deaden after I poured it into my pint. As with all west coast IPA's this beer has grapefruit with some hints of lemon, followed by pine and resin.

Taste- This is my favorite beer to introduce to people because of its smoothness. It's ABV of 7.5% is barely noticeable. I detect some orange that ends with such a smooth finish, I am ready for another pint. It definitely has NW hop varieties in spades, but I am unable to detect a distinct hop here. I would guess Cascades and Simcoe.

Mouthfeel- I have had this multiple times before reviewing this beer. From a growler it tastes a bit syrupy and clean.

Drinkability- Smooth, crisp, refreshing, and a little bit of a dry finish. I could drink this whole grower in a night, if I didn't have to wake up at 7am.

Overall- This beer is my IPA standard and is quickly becoming the beer I always order.

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Photo of DaltonC
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this along with some other IPAs in a sampler at the Taphouse Grill in Seattle. 6oz pour. This is a seriously underrated IPA. The smell and taste are fantastic. It's not too strong and it's very citrusy/fruity. I remember thinking it tasted like candy. It was just soo tasty. If you can find it try it, you won't be disappointed.
10/10

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Photo of artoolemomo
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- I received this beer with about a finger's worth of head. The head is pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber that lightens to lemon when held up to the light. Leaves lacing in the form of lots of sheeting.

Nose- Mild but nice. Definite citrus which is primarily grapefruit that is followed by orange and lemon. Notes of pine and resin in the background. Pretty typical of an IPA. Swirling shows the citrus notes as bolder and more inviting.

Taste- Reflective of the nose. Lots of grapefruit, matchstick, fresh pine, and resin. The finish is filled with well rounded wood and spice. There is some earwax to the linger at the back of the throat. Some notes of caramel which are quite light and warm. Works very well with the citrus (especially the orange and lemon that occupy the middle with the malt bill). Very accessible IPA and the 7.5% is barely noticeable. Another reason why Boneyard has become such a sensation in Oregon. Some light pineapple and orange with an incredibly clean finish. The is definitely going to become a default beer when I see it on tap. I just wish they would get around to bottling, or canning, or whatever they intend to do. My guess for the hops are that there is, at the very least, some Amarillo and Meridian. Very mimosa, champagne like. Some honey as well.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with healthy carbonation. Some syrup in the texture. 4 bucks for a pint is very reasonable for this beer.

Drinkability- Smooth, crisp, refreshing, and a little bit of a dry finish. Unbelievable for an IPA.

Overall- Very good to great beer. A must try. I am looking forward to having this beer again.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz, growler
Lost Abbey TEKU

A: Bright orange color. Carbonation is lower. Bright white ring and loose bubbles. Some lacing.

S: Smells of cat pee. More astringent than I was expecting. Grapefruit. Herbal hops. Some of that garlic/green onion like character.

T: Nice hop bitterness up front. Easy drinking thinner mouthfeel. Finish is nice. Lingering fruit: grapefruit and citrus. Dry.

M: Light medium.

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Photo of BigJYoungblood
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very well balanced ipa, a little hoppier than the usual ipa very well worth it as I prefer doubles or imperial ipas, golden color with a good amount of carbonation, alcohol taste is well hidden and is always refreshing and a pleasure to find on tap while out.

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RPM IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.
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