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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (553) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
355 mL bottle. Pours an appetizing, cloudy, unfiltered toffee color, nice creamy head with lots of lacing. Big citrus on the nose, grapefruit, pine, caramel malt and yeast. Sweet with strong grapefruit marmalade bitterness, but not all that hopped. Leaves lasting sticky and astringent mouth feel. Nothing stands out aside from it’s appearance, however, another tasty beer from Amsterdam.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Scotch (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
This is a nice IPA. Happy that L.C.B.O. carries it now. One of the better beers out of Amsterdam Brewery. Citrusy, Hoppy...but at 7.1%, a little strong to drink more than 2-3 at a time. It will shake your bones.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Oh, but this is a pleasant surprise. While Amsterdam was the first brewpub that I ever visited (way back when...), their bottled beers have never really impressed me all that much. Boneshaker however is absolutely great. A glowing orange beer with moderate carbonation, it gives off a lovely hoppy aroma with the bitterness counteracted by a hint of sweetness. It packs a "mild wallop" on first sip. A contradiction in terms perhaps, but the strong hoppy bitterness never overwhelms. It is beautifully balanced and doesn’t leave a bitter tang on the tongue.500ml bottle sample purchased at the Amsterdam store. Ontarians have been blessed recently by a number of fine Pale Ales, and this one moves to the head of the list.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
On tap, lovely deep amber hue with a nice frothy head. Pine is very apparent, with citrus in the background, subtle toast aroma as well. Bitter, slightly creamy mouthfeel, nice finish. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1172) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
in bottle. Unfiltered. My beer has chunks in it! I wish more beers had chunks in them. big aroma (not reduced from filtration!). dry hopped/leafy aroma, a slight malty taste. big bitter/hoppy taste and some citrus crammed in there as well. a very tasty brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
Big, bold, brash American IPA that delivers as promised. On tap, introduced as 7.2%. Orangey-yellow with haze and ample head. Aromas are big grapefruit with a decent malt background. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3114) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Light amber body with an average white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty and flowery hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grapefruit and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1432) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Really enjoyed this. In bottle. Pours dark orange. Up front lots of great hop notes. Some nice malt backing, and the bitterness lasts. Medium in the mouth with lively carbonation. Wish this had wider release.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2728) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2011
Appearance: hazy golden orange, proud snow white head. Aroma: bitter pine, leafy, good malty backbone yet still lots of hops shining through. Flavour: Deliciously hoppy, a lovely ’zing’ on the tongue, lots of malt, with a prominent tangy hop Flavour to boot. A delicious offering and in my opinion it’s Amsterdams best regularly available beer along with being one of the best IPA’s in Ontario.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Good bitterness, some pine and overall good drinkability. A good go-to IPA in Toronto area. Some citrus as well.


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