Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPAAmsterdam Boneshaker IPA

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Heads rejoice! This naturally carbonated, unfiltered I.P.A is loaded with citrus and pine aromas from a continuous hopping technique that our brewers use to create this one of a kind beer. Amarillo hops and a complex malt bill are used to create a balanced body with a large hop character giving way to a unique taste experience.

65 IBU

Added by Sammy on 05-31-2010

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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber and cloudy with no carbonation, topped with 4 fingers of yellow-beige head.

Smells of pine, citrus, spruce, oranges, grapefruit pith, and a big garlic, onion dankness.

Tastes of a huge grapefruit bitterness, orange juice, pine, and slightly sweet, with dankness.

Thick and syrupy body, with moderate carbonation.

Got this in the KW area, drinking in Muskoka, Nov 26th, 2017. Excellent, big, dank IPA.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I brought a can of this back from a recent trip to Toronto. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had subtle bitter hop. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink their is bitter hop presence. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a good beer.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip/globe glass.

Orange copper body with a nice glowing appearance. Head is creamy forming with a fine two fingers of bubbles and some small ring and pill like lacing. Colors the top light khaki to off white and a thick bowled collar as it settles.

Nice basic hop angle. Floral and citrus notes, touching with a strong but somewhat sweet pineapple quality. Soft bodied malt presence with light caramel sweetness giving a simple balance. A pretty straight forward and solid brew.

Palate goes for a very nice fruit mix. Hop angle flavorings of citrus orange, and spritzy pineapple like juice making for a very memorable first sip. Mouthfeel comes off strangely slightly flat and with an almost fine carbonation, hinting of fizzy character. Juiced orange finish with a light nearly toffee to caramel sweetness on the finish.

A very odd mouthfeel takes down some of the beers qualities which are otherwise solid. Not bad.

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Photo of bixby1971
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DreamDeath
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jamesd345
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer from Amsterdam! I really like many of their other (lighter) beers and was a bit apprehensive of trying the Boneshaker as I generally don't like heavy beers. I was positively surprised with the relatively easy drinking taste and I have added this beer to my regular rotation.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a light amber color- a definite West-Coast appearance here. There's a small head, and a lot of lacing.

This is smells very, very resinous, but dry- with pine, grass, and just a hint of caramel sweetness from the malt.

This works because it finishes so dry- it's exceedingly bitter and palate-crushing, in an awesome way. The malt backbone is noticeable, but is buried well enough under the hops. There's a little bit of grapefruit, and melon here, too- it's a nice mix of flavors.

This is lighter bodied, with a crisp and fairly clean finish, and a lingering bitterness. There's a good level of carbonation.

This was definitely enjoyable- it's a classic West Coast-style bruiser and I dig it.

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Photo of StormAles
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jshugart
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another go to beer from Amsterdam. So hoppy, delicious flavour and great value.

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Photo of Act25
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Liked this. Generally, I like Canadian craft. Served with pride at Ritz Carlton Toronto.

A: The beer is a deep golden color, with a creamy, dense off-white half-finger head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma offers earthy hops, citrus, pine, and sweet and inviting caramelized malts.
T: Upfront a juicy and earthy hops bitterness. Next caramel and citrus. then really nice see-saw battle of hops bitter and malt sweet, finishing clean.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body and carbonation. Finish is sticky.
O: Loved it, ordered a second.

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Photo of kier
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of swim
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A semi-opaque deep amber colour. Full of suspended fine particulate. A small amount of head that receded to a light covering with some lacing.

S: Primarily citrusy aroma. Hints of grapefruit, citrus rind, and toasty spicy floweriness.

T: Similar to the smell but the toasty malt and spicy yeast is more prominent. The hops are herbal, floral, a little piney and citrus rindy. Quite nicely balanced, not too bitter, and the aftertaste is pleasant and not too strong.

F: Nice thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Warming and not too drying.

O: A great IPA with a pleasant and complex flavor that is not super strong and in your face with overpowering hops. Very drinkable for the higher alcohol percentage. Will be keeping this one in mind for later.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First, my can says 80 IBU as opposed to the 65 listed here. Pours a deep golden orange with a tall fluffy off-white head with great retention - makes you wait for it like a good beer should. Aroma dominated by grapefruit, taste follows with a big grapefuit hit up front, with fluffy bready malt there as well, followed by some solid smooth pine flavour as well as some bitter astringency which lingers on the finish. As the glass empties, the smooth malts seem to come out more, mellowing the pine & offering a nice smooth mouthfeel. It's a good IPA which has been around for awhile in Ontario and holds its own with all the options out there these days. To me it stands out as more grapefruity than anything else out there - reminds me of Sculpin & of course Grapefruit Sculpin - & I don't quite enjoy the finish as much as some other IPAs but it's a good one overall & I will enjoy it again.

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Photo of ewpass
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange colour with decent head with lacing. Mild citrus nose with strong pine finish. Smooth drinking.

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Photo of Derekjdudek
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KWALKS
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not usually a fan of such strong beers, but this one hits the mark. Very hoppy, but smooth aftertaste.

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Photo of FishyCanada
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZachT
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JPNesker
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of john_hugh7
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Cloudy brown
S: Hops jump right onto the nose.
T: Bitter and hoppy but balanced. Very impressive for an IPA that's 65 IBU's
F: Balanced and drinkable for an IPA

Must try!

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Photo of thecolorsblack
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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