Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA
Amsterdam Brewing Company

Amsterdam Boneshaker IPAAmsterdam Boneshaker IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,222
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,921
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 11.51%
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
383
From:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  127
SCORE
88
Very Good
Amsterdam Boneshaker IPAAmsterdam Boneshaker 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
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Reviews: 108 | Ratings: 383
Reviews by Smakawhat:
Photo of Smakawhat
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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 grahuba
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KWALKS
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.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ewpass
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.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

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

Photo of MichaelGennings
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.

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Photo of mmurphy525
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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

Photo of Jshugart
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.

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Photo of timiskin
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jamesd345
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.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Mysticmage
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!

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Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bixby1971
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patdrive
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.

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

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Larryfunnell
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.

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Photo of MattPS
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 383 ratings