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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

541 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 30
Gots: 46 | 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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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

BBD of 08-13

Pours caramel with 3+ fingers of tan head. Insane head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, lemongrass, a little bit of pear, big-time peppery notes & lemon zest, carob & wet grain

T: Follows the nose, some roastynesss & a smidge of grainyness up front. More grassyness, a touch of grapefruit & roastyness, orange rind. Finshes with dryness, slight roastyness, graperfruit acidity & a firly prounounced crispness

MF: Medium body , firm carbonation, nice balance, skews a touch watery as this warmed up

Very drinkable, no mattter how you slice it. I like this one a lot

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 06:23:05 | More by russpowell
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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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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 541 ratings.