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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPAGrainstorm Black Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

543 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 30
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
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 emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour, black in the glass. Copious foam, billowing head that quickly threaten to spill over. Healthy lasting skim, and good head retention on display.

Aroma is fairly subdued, swirling releases some volatiles that is momentarily unpleasant. Fusel, green grass, and odd bread dough yeast notes. Later its more typical mellow roast malt and dried fruit hop notes.

Dry roasted malt backbone, hops are subdued but lend some dry bitterness in the aftertaste and some vague dried citrus peel in the middle. Slightly watery feel. Not one of the more successful beers in the smokestack series, but not bad overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 02:41:52 | More by emerge077
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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.

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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

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.