Boneshaker IPA
Amsterdam Brewing Company

Boneshaker IPABoneshaker IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,500
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,220
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 11.51%
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
392
From:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  132
SCORE
88
Very Good
Boneshaker IPABoneshaker IPA
Notes: 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
Reviews: 110 | Ratings: 392 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by LanceH:
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LanceH from Canada (ON)

3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 28, 2015
More User Reviews:
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 16, 2015
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KWALKS from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev -1%
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.

Feb 07, 2017
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oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Jan 04, 2013
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ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange colour with decent head with lacing. Mild citrus nose with strong pine finish. Smooth, even mouthfeel. A solid IPA.

Apr 06, 2017
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Boozecamel from Canada (BC)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Oct 15, 2013
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Derekjdudek from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 19, 2017
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kylemckinnis from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 17, 2015
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MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boneshaker Unfiltered IPA by Amsterdam Brewery in Toronto. 7.1% alc. 88 IBUs.

The beer has a dark golden/copper colour and a thick white head that sticks around. There is also nice glass lacing.

The nose is pine and grapefruit, plus hints of malt. This all transfers to the taste.

The beer is medium bodied with an enjoyable tart and dry finish.

Well done! This is truly a winner.

May 09, 2018
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mmurphy525 from Canada (NS)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Nov 15, 2014
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kier from Canada (ON)

4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 27, 2017
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djcreepshow from Canada (NS)

3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 26, 2015
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Jshugart from Canada (ON)

5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Jun 19, 2017
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timiskin from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mar 12, 2013
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jamesd345 from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Aug 09, 2017
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beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Mar 02, 2012
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Mysticmage from Canada (ON)

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

So, will it rattle yer bones? lets find out matey. Poured into a tulip or rich caramel with decent and long lasting collar. Nose is nice of caramel grasses with slight fruity finish. The taste is a very strong IPA given its high ABU. If you are new to IPAs it may overwhelm but personally right up my alley. finishes very strong as well with solid afterbite that dimishes decently. Solid 7+ alochol comtent too. An excellent find here!

Jul 06, 2018
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KeKeKumba from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Nov 02, 2013
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bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 04, 2017
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patdrive from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looking for a beer with major hoppiness, this is one of my favourites.

great colour - deep copper
well balanced, with lots of flavour to go with the hops.
they went easy on the carbonation, which I appreciate.
caramel
hops are strong from start through the finish.

Nov 05, 2012
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Jangle_bojangle from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 27, 2018
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avisong from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Jun 29, 2014
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Larryfunnell from Canada (ON)

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall, I really liked this beer, it was a pleasant surprise, since the last Amtsterdam beer I had was probably 10-15 years ago and did not strike me as anything special tat the time.. It reminded me of a radlinger beer, without the addition of citrus juice. I found the grapefruit note overwhelmed the pine, but was nicely balanced by the bitterness. The hops notes linger in the aftertaste. This comes under the heading of one to buy again.

I do note the IBU is now showing as 80 on the can, vs. the 65 in the beer info.

Apr 26, 2018
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MattPS from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

May 05, 2012
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jhodgert from Canada (QC)

4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Feb 14, 2018
Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 392 ratings