Friday, 25 October 2013

Boneshaker Unfiltered India Pale Ale

Boneshaker Unfiltered India Pale Ale is definitely one of the best beers to come out of Ontario in the last few years. It comes from the Amsterdam Brewery in Toronto and it measures in at a hearty 7.1% alcohol. Boneshaker is sold in flashy 355mL bottles that feature a cycling skeleton. They look pretty cool. On the back of the bottle is a hop emblem with the slogan "Over the Top Hops--Not for the Faint of Tongue".

This tasty I.P.A. pours a cloudy orange brown colour featuring an off-white head and a considerable amount of sediment. Boneshaker boasts a jumbo hop aroma that packs a whiff of evergreen. The flavour is also very hoppy and it has a tangy grapefruit quality. All of that bitterness comes backed by an understated but reliable malt base. At 7.1%, you'll be rosy-cheeked after a couple of these bad boys. The finish is extremely dry, maybe even a touch too Saharan, though this is a minor complaint.

If you love bitter and gnarly India Pale Ales, Boneshaker Unfiltered India Pale Ale is a can't miss brew. If you don't care for hops, stay away, 'cause you'll be peeling your tongue off of the bar.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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