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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Grainstorm Black Rye IPAGrainstorm Black Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

438 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the root cellar, along comes Grainstorm, a big, wet wallop to the senses. In the glass, dark and turbulent clouds gather. A high-pressure system of pungent hops collides with a stationary front of barley, wheat, and rye. The forecast: a veritable monsoon of flavor, with surges of roasty malt, microbursts of hops, and a chance of golfball-sized hail. The extended outlook calls for unseasonably pleasant enjoyment.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: acelin on 12-06-2012)
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Reviews by Goosehunter75:
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a very dark chocolate with a monstrous fluffy khaki colored head that hangs and hangs and hangs around. Wonderful looking beer.

S - Not as much aroma has I had anticated from the looks of the beer. Even so, there were stll plenty of smells to the beer. I caught pine right off the bat. There is definately an eathy overtone to the beer as well.

T - Much different than anything I am used to. I am not sure it agrees with my palate. I defiantely tasted pine and maybe some light roasted malts. It has a very astringant taste to me. Maybe from the rye.

M - Medium to heavy body beer.It has a very dry, astringant feel in the mouth

O - I dont want to give anyone a bad impression of this beer. It may just not be my style. The beer was quite complex in taste although the smells were a tad bit faint. I'll need to buy a couple more black rye IPAs to compare this one to and maybe review again.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 01:48:15 | More by Goosehunter75
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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.