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Armored Fist Double CDA | Boneyard Beer Company

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4.29/5
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222 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
80 IBUs

A collaboration with Three Floyds Brewing Co.

Added by Docer on 11-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,029
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
222
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
20
Trade:
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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, not quite black. Nice aroma of citrus. Flavor follows well, citrusy, hoppy, a really tasty CDA, black IPA, whatever. I usually don;t like this style but this is a good one.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz crowler poured into a Boneyard shaker pint glass. Enjoyed on 8.30.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a nice cola brown color, amber and burgundy hues with a thick, khaki head, about two fingers high with great retention and lace. The aroma is solid, tons of piney hops, very earthy and resinous, a small amount of citrus rind with plenty of dark grain, a touch of roastiness as well, but this beer is big, it's bold and it's in your face. The flavors are just as intense, huge amounts of pine and earthy hops, spicy and grassy with strong amber malts and bready grain with mild roast and a bit of boozy warmth. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively carbonation and a deceptively easy and light body with a dry, bold, punching finish.

Verdict: A very good CDA from Boneyard and Three Floyds. Simple and to the point, tons of hops, lots of dark assertive malts, nicely balanced, good interplay and relentless hoppiness. Definitely one of the better examples of the style and very satisfying for late summer and early fall.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at CBC 2016, day 2. Pine resin, grapefruit, cocoa. Extremely hoppy and refreshing.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetChicken
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebrownbagspecial
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hreb
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler served in pint glass. Beer is quite dark, brown, nearing black, and forms a moderate tan head. Big PNW IPA aroma: piny and tropical. First sip is full of huge, luscious flavors. Layers upon layers of hop flavors, combining with a rich mouthfeel, and complemented by the malty taste of molasses and maybe even a hint of coffee. This is an amazing CDA, exemplifying the style perfectly, and the texture is one of the best I've ever found in beer of any style. Despite the "Imperial" designation I don't detect any hint of boozy burn (though I think this year's batch only weights in at 9%), nor is the beer overly bitter (65 IBUs). Of course, the telltale signs of heavy hopping and high final gravity are still there. The result is delicious and worth seeking out.

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Photo of Stengman
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. Great smell. Great taste. Great breweries.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BESTIALEX
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from The Growler Guys.

A very dark brown with a dense, light brown head that falls off to a thin ring leaving little lacing, this looks decent. The nose is awesome. This is exactly how I like my black IPAs to be. Pungently hoppy with some fruit, pine and grapefruit to go with a pleasant roasty bitterness. The balance of the grainy vs hoppy bitterness is nice. There's some creamy chocolate and coffee as well. The palate opens with a wonderful hoppy bitterness, clean, mildly resiny with pine and grapefruit pith and juice. This plays wonderfully with the roast and the dark caramel character from the malt. The malt really amplifies the fruity aspects of the hops. Bitter and resiny but with a little cocoa and coffee on the finish, this beer is medium in body, creamy and softly carbonated. A fantastic beer.

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Photo of South2NW
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Armored Fist Double CDA from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 222 ratings
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