Friday, November 18, 2022

Boneyard Beer / Holy Mountain Holy Bones Cascadian Dark IPA

Beer Name: Holy Bones
Brewery: Boneyard Beer (Bend, OR) in collaboration with Holy Mountain Brewing (Seattle, WA)
ABV: 6.66%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Canned: August 2, 2022
Date Drank: November 12, 2022
When brewed/released? Special collaboration release.

What's on the Can: "The High Priest calls upon you to pass judgement on this Ale; will it be the broadsword or the thurible? Quarrel or prayer? From the depths as a Bock, add an Ale yeast, hop the shit out of it — and the Holiest of Bones has Risen. We join together and bring you the Cascadian Dark IPA."

Where distributed: Boneyard Beer usually distributes their beer locally. I had no idea that they started canning beer, but the COVID-19 pandemic likely played a factor if they hadn't already been canning beer on a regular basis.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy amber into a pint glass. Unfiltered. Frothy off-white head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Balanced malt and sweet citrus experience. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Smooth, balanced malty citrus from start to finish. Initially feels a little diluted, but then a punch of citrus and earthy on the aftertaste. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Leaves a dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. When I lived on the mainland, Boneyard really never canned or bottled their beers, so imagine my surprise when my friend sent me this collab to try. I've also only had a handful of Holy Mountain beers, and I haven't had one of theirs in a while. While this also would be perfect for the Halloween season (I clearly missed that memo), Holy Bones is a delicious release that I'd drink any time of the year. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.463/5

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