Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JimKal:
3.91/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: served in a Shaker pint. It has a nice one inch tan head. Very nice lacing left behind as the beer level dropped.
S: Not a lot of aroma but this may have been impacted by the frozen glass it was served in (why do they do that?)
T: I am not a big fan black IPA but am willing to give them a try when I see a new one on tap. I liked this one more than most. The roasted notes were muted and the rye gave it a nice hit of spice.
M: Medium bodied, very smooth.
O: I would order this again if I saw it on tap. I probably would not buy a six pact as this isn't my favorite style. But, again, I liked this more than most of the black IPAs I've tried.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2013 21:11:04 | More by JimKal
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4.55/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A - Amazingly special. Immediately on pouring into pint glass small bubbly foam rose, threatening to overflow. Visible beer depth was just 1/2 inch, topped with foam of 4 inches. This beer requires patience before you can fast it. (Perhaps my glass should have been a lower temperature?)
S - To me it the rye smell was first very strong, too strong. This time my patience resulted in a smoother and more appealing and enticing smell.
T - Very smooth but still fulfilling. Boulevard's rating of 65 IBU is just right.
M - Again, a fine mix of a good amount of smoothness with bitterness.
O - A fine experience. Neither dull nor overpowering. For me the best part is how it changes to become better. An excellent rye.
I highly recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 04:24:05 | More by dethomp
4.2/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Black with a huge, steady brown head; good lacing
S: Tropical fruits explode as the cork comes out: pineapple, mango, grapefruit and then comes the spicy bready malts--man, this beer smells amazing
T: Tropical hop forward and those flavors then blend so well with the spicy rye--such a nice testament to how a beer can be hoppy and yet balanced; some alcohol becomes evident in the finish
F: Creamy and yet sticky; this is a nice feeling beer; such good texture from start to finish
O: A really nice beer; such a great example of what rye can add to a beer
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 19:44:30 | More by dbossman
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.