REVIEW: Boneshaker IPA by Amsterdam Brewery

Boneshaker IPA by Amsterdam Brewery
Boneshaker IPA by Amsterdam Brewery

BONESHAKER IPA BY AMSTERDAM BREWERY

  • STYLE: American IPA
  • ABV: 7.1%
  • IBU: 65
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Toronto, ON
  • BREWERY: Amsterdam Brewery

From Amsterdam Brewery,

It started as an experiment that asked the question: “Exactly how many hops could fit in a beer?” Well, the brewers at Amsterdam answered that question so well that Boneshaker IPA graduated to the brewery’s line-up of always available favourites. And the beer that answered that question so admirably? An unfiltered IPA born from a continuous hopping method that blends Amarillo hops with seven different malts to produce a large hop character not for the faint of heart.

Appearance | Opaque amber with a light, off-white head.

Smell | Hops, pine, grapefruit, and malts.

Taste | Sharp bitterness, grapefruit, mango, hops, grass and malts.

Aftertaste | Tangy bitterness.

Overall | This is not a typical, garden-variety beer. Boneshaker is a happy alternative to enjoy occasionally. It is a crisp brew that is slightly overwhelming because of its lingering bitterness. The hops in this brew make it extremely abrupt on the palate, a result of combining seven different malts during it brewing process, perhaps making it a difficult sell to some beer drinkers.  That said, it will be a favourite among true hopheads.   If the average drinker feels like going on an adventure with the palate, take a ride with Boneshaker.

LCBO Inventory  | $12.95 | 6x355ml Bottles

halfpint-rating

4.5 Pints/5 Pints