Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
amsterdambeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
351
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
109
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of jamesd345
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
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 +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jshugart
5/5  rDev +29.9%
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 Act25
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
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
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vylo
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of swim
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +9.4%
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 -4.2%
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 +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KWALKS
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZachT
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JPNesker
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of john_hugh7
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
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 -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seducer_McCoon
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Had this in Toronto about a year ago and found it here recently, drank out of a snifter. Great aroma of pine and citrus. Excellent hoppy flavour that uses an excellent variety malts to cover up some of the bitterness to make this a great drink at anytime.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mokeefe11
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hint of copper, filtered. On tap in Toronto at Loose Goose. Good but not awesome. Resinous after taste makes you know it's an IPA but that it might be trying too hard. Give it a try and welcome any disagreement.

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Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgreenlaw
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of graybayou
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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