Bone Light | Boneyard Beer Company

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Bone LightBone Light

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by clearlydiluted on 08-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 58
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hunahpu Day. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - Light yellow. A little hazy. Nice white head.

Smell - Citrus hoppiness. Not a whole lot else.

Taste - Nice citrus hop flavor. Light graininess. Pilsner malts actually lend a distinct flavor. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Nice session beer. Tough to judge it very accurately with just a little taster, but it was pretty flavorful for the quantity I had.

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Photo of vkv822
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Apex

Clear golden yellow with a foamy whey head.

Lightly citric, grassy notes with a crackery backbone.

A quite well done session pale ale. Tasty and flavor while still low ABV and drinkable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a very flavorful citrus hop session ipa. a nice compliment to some of the enormous chewy ipas in the boneyard lineup. this one is really pale, just darker than yellow, with a tall white head and a citra type hop aroma that has lemon zestiness, orange sweetness, and even a tropcial fruit element too. the grain is so light though it never really contributes much, and the body feels watery to me, too thin even for this style which banks on that. the hops profile is awesome though, and the beer is super refreshing with its high level of carbonation. its one i would definitely tend to call a hot weather beer, but even with the latest fad for the style, i think the world needs more beer like this. session beer for the hop head. definitely not up to the standard i dont think of some of their more well known hoppy beers, but a nice contribution to the session realm here.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

On tap at Engine House 9 on 8.25.14

Smells like a lighter rpm, taste is there, just a bit watered down compared to the big Boneyard boys. At 4% how can you complain or compare.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear light gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of flexabull
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very bright and somewhat clear gold color with a pretty nice white head.

Aromas is bit odd to me. I kind of get a cat pee like smell. Also very floral, with some tropical fruitiness, and stinky resin. Weird, some whiffs I like this, others not so much.

Taste is light up front, light cracker and dry creamy almost sherbet like sweetness. Finish is fruity, with some resin, and very floral fresh hop notes.

Mouthfeel is very clean, smooth, and soft. Very nice for the style this beer is shooting for.

Overall, this beer was a head scratcher for me. I wasn't overly thrilled with the nose, that odd slight cat pee note through me off. But after I got over that, I actually enjoyed sipping this one. Strange beer, maybe I'm just not a fan of mosaic hops?

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler from Mainbrew.

Pouring a clear light yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is great! Bright citrus, mostly lemony and grapefruit-like, with a touch of floral character. Being a 4% APA, there is no malt character to speak of. The palate opens with a blend of lemon flavor, grapefruit bitterness, a little floral character and some additional citrus. Malt character is non-existent with no sweetness resulting in a bone-dry palate. The finish is dry, just barely avoiding being watery like many hoppy session beers end up being, and has flavors of lemon and grapefruit. Minimal resin character as well. Solid stuff.

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Photo of clearlydiluted
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass.

Light golden look, nice head.

Smells like RPM, tropical fruit (pineapple) and grapefruit.

Malty flavor with a nice dry bitterness to balance. Finishes with a toastiness.

Medium-light body.

Great session beer! It's like RPM, but smaller...

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Bone Light from Boneyard Beer Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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