Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a huge rising fluffy head that fades back kinda slowly, some lacing, dark murky pond water brown color.
Nose dark malts, little choc and hint of maybe roast, some spicy slight earthy rye aromas, a bit if a grassy earthy hop, little yeasty, but overall much lighter nose than I expected.
Taste starts with dark mineraly malts, light roasty and black malts with light coffee, caramel brown malts. Then spicy chewy earthy rye flavours, into earthy slight citrus fruity hops too, chewy grainy malts. Light cocoa, bit if a creamy feel too. Finish lingering with bitter earthy hops, bitter dark malts, little creamy, slight dry but a bit sticky, bit more coffee too.
Mouth is med to fuller bod, but creamy, chewy, hint of warming booze, plenty of carb maybe too much.
Overall not bad, dark malts don't get to roasty or contrast to the hops too much, quite a bit going on but doesn't seem like it when you actually smell and taste it.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2013 14:33:18 | More by jlindros
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4.14/5 rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Gift from my brother as a b-day gift. Cork led off with a massive pop, the a huge dense rocky head persisted for quite some time. Beer looks dark brown - can't really see through- except for some ruby highlights.
Aroma smells fruity and juicy. Berry fruits like melon, raspberries, blueberries. Kind of like popping a piece of juicy fruit gum into your mouth and inhaling those flavors. After the fruitiness fades, some spicy hop aromas make an appearance. No real malt in the aroma.
Dark grainy character in initial flavor: likely the rye and dark malts. Seems like black patent was most likely used. Hop flavors intermingle well with the malts giving this a nicely balanced & complex beer. Firm bitterness throughout. Feels medium bodied with some lingering bitterness and a touch of creaminess from the still persistent head.
First Boulevard beer I've had, and I like it. I like it a lot Jerry. Am glad to get the happiness in the nose yet a great balance in the flavor. Very well done.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 22:19:58 | More by jwhancher
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.