Alpha Queen | Boneyard Beer Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dangeru on 07-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Sarlacc83
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Belmont Station. Reviewed from notes.

A: Beautiful orange-gold color with a fluffy firm off-white head. Bubbles cascade through the body making this look light and refreshing. Kind of a false flag, really.

N: Truckloads of hops. Pineapples, spruce, grapefruit, oranges, mango shine through this, and they're backed up by spurce and some peppery spices. Malty sweetness plays a role.

T: Big malty taste with a lot of the piney bitterness. It's surprisingly light on its feet and almost refreshing despite being a huge beer.

M: Hefty but it never drives down the tongue. Resinous and well carbed. Alcohol is ridiculously well hidden.

O: Not your typical TIPA in that it won't constantly remind you are drinking one. That's either a great thing or a very bad thing for your health the next morning.

 814 characters

Photo of dangeru
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a growler with the old man. Also had a taster on-tap at the brewery.

This beer, even more so than the other Boneyard IPAs, is an exercise in tropical fruit. It lacks the nuance of hop venom, and it is less sweet/more tart. The tropical fruits in the nose and taste are more tart... maybe kiwi and guava. Tastes like a tropical fruit punch they'd serve at a tropical resort. Tons of fruit, no alcohol. When the beer was cold, it went down easy on the hot summer day. As it warmed, it got a little too sweet for my tastes.

Definitely worth a try if you have a chance. I found it more interesting than e.g. the Nefarious.

 627 characters

Alpha Queen from Boneyard Beer Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!