Diablo Rojo | Boneyard Beer Company

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Diablo RojoDiablo Rojo

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States

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

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Photo of acurtis
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
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 oriolesfan4
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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 NickThePyro
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 16 tons boneyard tap takeover. This beer seems to vary wildly, from batch to batch. The fist time I had this beer, it was so spicey hot, I could barely drink it. The beer I had last night had very little heat by comparison, and so just came across as a pleasant red amber (pretty malty, but with a hint of spice and hoppy bitterness in the finish). It's a decent beer, but when you have Suge Knight, Notorious, hop a wheelie, hop venom, armored fist and bonafide available, it's pretty hard to give this beer a second look.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a reddish copper color with good carbonation leaving a dirty white cap

S: A bit faint. Toasted grains and thats about it.

T: It had a very creamy taste to it with caramel and minimal hop bite which caught me off guard. Most Imperial Reds I have been tasting lately are over the top hop

M: It was rather lightber bodied for an Imperial Red style, little bit of booze, grains, caramel and Earthiness on the palate

O: Pretty average. My least favorite offering from Boneyard thus far.

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Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice, clear, clean, reddish amber color with over 1/2 inch of light khaki colored head that had OK retention and lacing.

The aroma featured nice malts that weren't too sweet, some earthy grains, and some gentle hops in a well-balanced package. The slightly sweet malts were at the front of the tongue, the grains had the middle and the hops tickled gently at finish of this nicely balanced and even brew.

The body was a bit fuller than average for the style, but not at all heavy or sticky. Drinkability was very good, if I didn't have to go to work, I would have had a couple more of these sweethearts. Overall, a very good take on a style that in some hands can just be boring. A must try if you see it.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the tasting room.

A - Served a dark, clear reddish-amber. A light tan head sits atop of it.

S - Malty and some sweet fruit. Hard to pick up much here.

T - Malty and sweet. Hard for me to place but enjoyable.

D - Great carbonation and a medium body.

O - A real hard beer to describe, but I did enjoy it.

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Photo of Rutager
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colour with a foamy off-white head. Good head retention.

Mild nutty malt aroma with a touch of toast. Quite nice.

Creamy nutty malt with some good earthiness. Some hops but nothing mindblowing.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A solid malty session ale. Not too sweet.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Diablo Rojo from Boneyard Beer Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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