Diablo Rojo
Boneyard Beer Company

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Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #99
Ranked #22,310
3.77 | pDev: 10.34%
Jul 27, 2021
Oct 20, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: This deep amber ale is extremely well balanced and very drinkable. It appeals both to the hop lover and non hop lover. This beer is duel-hopped with Cascade and Delta hops. Cheers to the Red Devil!

30 IBU
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4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 27, 2021
4.12 by kemoarps from Washington on Mar 23, 2021
3.93 by CoyoteBeerRunner from Washington on Mar 14, 2021
4.1 by Anacross from Oregon on Feb 15, 2021
3.59 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Sep 01, 2020
3.69 by Raptor66 from Oregon on Aug 09, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Ruby red, clear with a huge off-white head that pillows nicely then pulls back leaving great lacing
Aroma: Rich malt up front, hops work in right behind – spicy, piney, and citrus notes dominate
Taste: Hops grab right away, only to be cast aside with a huge, bready malt presence that dominates and then joined again harmoniously by the hops. Notes of orange, grapefruit, pine sap, and earthiness
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium carbonation and a great balance of malty sweetness and hops keep it quaffable. Slightly dry finish
Overall: A winning libation here as is to be expected from these folks and when done right, one of my favorite styles and surprisingly hard to find overall. Funny too as my sentiments about this are echoed and written on the can; “Diablo Rojo beckons for both the hop lover and the non-hop lover.” Couldn’t have said it better myself and pumped to give this a run again after a several-year hiatus. Awesome

Jun 25, 2020
3.19 by jason_nwx from Oregon on May 24, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NickSMpls from Washington

At the Crosscut Taproom in Castle Rock WA. Rich color, clear. Tasty and well done.

Jan 27, 2020
4 by InfernoBoss from California on Aug 25, 2018
3.77 by lacikuss from Canada (AB) on Jul 24, 2018
2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 29, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

Diablo Rojo pours more of a deep amber than red, with a big rocky and foamy khaki head. Surprisingly, it doesn't lace all that well, and dies recede almost completely.

Toasted bread, heavy caramel, burnt sugar, and even mild cinnamon hit the nose. As it warms, there is a mild leather aroma that appears.

The flavor starts with maple syrup which is quickly replaced toasted white bread and finishes with a nice bitter spice.

Though sweetness is the initial perception, it's actually quite balanced. A lingering earthiness plays the perfect counterpart to a bitter dryness.

I'd still say this more of an amber,and a damn good one at that. One that would even make me want to drink Amber's regularly! I know there is a fine line between the two, but this lacks the maltiness and sticky richness of a good red. Great beer overall though. Cheers!

Nov 14, 2017
4.27 by mikesubocz from Washington on Nov 09, 2017
3.98 by Dschamp from Oregon on Oct 05, 2017
4.67 by Big_Thirsty from Illinois on Aug 26, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

being from boneyard, i anticipated this one being a red ipa, but the hops are pretty minimal in it, and once i have a few sips and accept that, i really enjoy it just as a straight up american red. its got a nice soft brick red color to it, not quite perfectly clear, and a frothing churning foamy tan head thick as a milkshake and with great retention from the tap. the nose is dry kilned type red malts, slightly nutty and earthy, toasted and warming, but never particularly sweet as they go, and thats true with the flavor too, more of an almost woody richness without the sugar. its not like there arent some hops here, but they seem more of a balancing agent thana a flavoring one, just a bit of bitterness to finish. fluffy bodied but relatively easy drinking and light for the style, i like it being drier, and i can taste some yeast in here, its not flavorless, almost an irish ale yeast vibe to it, although not quite as developed, i think its needed nuance in an otherwise somewhat simpler brew. enjoyable and hearty but also slurpable and clean. one of the first beers ive had from these guys that wasnt in the ipa family...

Jul 28, 2017
3.5 by CPAles from Illinois on Jun 23, 2017
3.56 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Feb 06, 2017
3.5 by akk14 from Illinois on Jan 27, 2017
3.94 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Jan 22, 2017
3.45 by Aroundonme8377 from Oregon on Jan 02, 2017
4 by GrantBrennan from Pennsylvania on Oct 29, 2016
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3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Skrumpy from Oregon

Deep amber in color. Hazy, with a bubbly, tan head. Streak lacing. The aroma is toasted, caramel malt and faint orange blossom honey. The flavor is malt forward. A bit of hops bite in the finish, pine and grass. Resinous mouthfeel. Not bad.

Oct 28, 2016
3.72 by yancot from Canada (ON) on Oct 24, 2016
3.57 by StoutSnob40 from California on Sep 24, 2016
3.59 by SimcoeKid from California on Sep 24, 2016
3.46 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Apr 22, 2016
4.4 by Mehinaman from Washington on Mar 12, 2016
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3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Zebrowan15 from Washington

Sweet body with roastey notes. Sour finish.

Feb 28, 2016
3.75 by GilGarp from Colorado on Dec 22, 2015
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3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Moose90 from Washington

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a rather deep reddish amber hue, khaki colored head sits on top and leaves behind some thin lacing.

S — Smell is sweet and very much malt forward, a little bit unexpected from Boneyard, but a fair departure. Notes of toasted lightly sweet caramel malts, balanced by a very faint and light citrusy kick.

T — Taste is much like the nose, sweet malt notes initially, biscuity, chewy, amber. Faint hop profile does little to balance out the malt.

M — Medium bodied, fairly smooth and refreshing.

O — Good overall, well made, but just not what I've come to expect from Boneyard, still a nice enough NW Red though.

Dec 18, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at the Hillside in Seattle.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a moderate haze and a finger of creamy ivory foam. Head leaves a nice lace on the glass. I dig it!

Smell: toasty malt with a mild but nice citrusy hop character. Not bad.

Taste: nicely malty with a little toasty and bready character. Hips are subdued, but it's still a nice brew.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and an enjoyable creaminess.

Overall: I'm not always a fan of the style, but this beer is for me a hugely drinkable amber.

Dec 05, 2015
3.6 by drone from Oregon on Nov 22, 2015
3.68 by gouettn from Washington on Oct 30, 2015
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2.79/5  rDev -26%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by josephandbrown from Oregon

Look- A dark amber color. Nice head as well.

Smell- a very light smell, a bit malty.

Taste- Very bland. I got used to malty reds, and then hoppy reds when I moved to Oregon. This has neither prominent.

Mouthfeel- Meh. Fine.

Overall, a rare miss for me from Boneyard. Maybe it means more to the Amber side, which is one of my least favorite styles.

Sep 30, 2015
4.19 by ZekeMillz from Oregon on Sep 27, 2015
5 by Dangooding15 from Oregon on Sep 12, 2015
4.1 by vande from Illinois on Aug 09, 2015
Diablo Rojo from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 153 ratings