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Diablo Rojo | Boneyard Beer Company

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3.77/5
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140 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
40 IBU

Added by msubulldog25 on 10-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,448
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
140
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of mikesubocz
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dschamp
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.67/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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...

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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akk14
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aroundonme8377
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrantBrennan
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of yancot
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zebrowan15
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sweet body with roastey notes. Sour finish.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of drone
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gouettn
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josephandbrown
2.79/5  rDev -26%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of ZekeMillz
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Diablo Rojo from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 140 ratings
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