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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
91
outstanding

622 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 622
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 33
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 622 | Reviews: 113 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

RandyWilde, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

zookerman182, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

jwg782, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

RichH55, Aug 19, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

6thstreetbrewpub, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Mark-Leggett, Aug 14, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%

mt2mtl, Aug 14, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -13.1%

GapingMcNulty, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Bamwaterski, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ThirstyHrothgar, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Carl_R, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ystazi, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

kingmaker, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown that is close to black and has a massive offwhite head that dies slow and leaves lace patches down glass. A strong bit of citric hops are in the aroma along with hints of rye and roasted malts. Roasted malts and rye are prevalent and the wheat gives the beer both a fuller body and smoothness that is second to none. There are hints of sweetness (chocolate or caramel is my guess) as well as a good amount of citric hops on the backend. Well balanced beer and one of the few "black IPAs" that is able to draw out all the characteristics of both styles.

clayrock81, Aug 05, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch Number G14035-1. Best by date: 11-2014.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, spicy rye, cocoa, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt, rye, citrus zest, and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great balance of roast, citrus zest, and rye aspects all around.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

blasass, Aug 04, 2014
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.