Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Beaver13:
3.43/5 rDev -15.3%
750 ml bottle, best by 11/2014. Pours brown with a huge and growing creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roast, sweet chocolate malt, rye and piney hops.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malt, spicy rye with big roast piney bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, a nice black IPA with lots of piney hops, roast and some rye.
03-24-2014 05:00:31 | More by Beaver13
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3.94/5 rDev -2.7%
Pours a deep roasted chesnut brown with a large blooming light beige colored head atop that takes forever to settle leaving a nice full ring behind.Resiny hops stand out most in the nose along with a shot of spicy rye,not much roast.Quite dry on the palate with a healthy dose of citric/resiny hops,there is a sharpness from the rye but it's not in your face,somewhat grainy and earthy but not a whole lot of roast.A well hopped ABA that doesn't have alot of the "black" components,still a nice beer.
03-19-2013 20:56:18 | More by oberon
4.21/5 rDev +4%
Explosive pour into a tulip from 750 ml corked & caged bottle.
Massive four finger head in spite of my best efforts to pour carefully.
Dark appearance brown foam holds nicely for a long time
Very smooth malty feel up front. Full hop flavors don't appear until after way into the mouthfeel phase.
Very enjoyable beer. Very easy to sip through an entire bottle without realizing it.
04-17-2013 21:55:42 | More by NWer
2.96/5 rDev -26.9%
Appearance: dark brown in color, clear, 1 inch head, high carbonation
Smell: roasted malt and citrus hops
Taste: coffee grounds, char, citrus and earthly hops, light rye bread
Mouthfeel: medium-high body, medium-high carbonation, sweet start that becomes bitter and dry
Overall: I love Boulevard and the style, but this one just did not do it for me. The char is heavy on this one and sometimes the rye added a slightly medicinal quality to it. Not a horrible beer by any stretch but there are several others in the style I would go to first. This one was a miss for me.
03-12-2013 15:58:03 | More by tigg924
4.15/5 rDev +2.5%
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Tulip.
Appearance: Black with thin but persistent tan head and light lacing rings.
Smell: Citrus and pine, chocolate, grains and spicy rye.
Taste: Slghtly smoky chocolate with nice layers of citrus and pine. Grainy malts with definite notes of rye. Finish is bitter and spicy with some pine and roasted bite.
Feel: Medium to full bodied, creamy and smooth, but a little chalky and grainy. Dry finish.
Overall: Another very good Smokestack beer from Boulevard.
08-17-2013 02:22:30 | More by bsp77
3.68/5 rDev -9.1%
(Served in a globe glass)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a pale tan head that is thick and creamy lasting or a bit.
S- The dark earthy malt has some cream notes and a green herbal hop hint in the finish.
T- The pungent dark hops have a roasted malt bitterness that gently comes through with a pungent hops linger on the back of the tongue. There is a hint of coffee roasted malt in the bitterness as it opens.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz finish that boost the bitterness.
O- There are lots of dark bittern notes in this beer that overpower any malt or hop flavor and not much other character. The big bitterness makes it a bit hard to get through a full bottle.
05-28-2013 16:54:01 | More by rhoadsrage
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.