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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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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-11-2013 23:14:01 | More by dbrelsfo
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Taylor_J


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-10-2013 01:34:19 | More by Taylor_J
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Ak555667

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

06-09-2013 01:31:38 | More by Ak555667
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-09-2013 00:02:57 | More by Hultkrantz
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-08-2013 00:40:53 | More by random846
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-07-2013 01:26:48 | More by BryantForestry
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-05-2013 12:46:33 | More by pisano
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

06-04-2013 20:56:43 | More by timontheroad
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-04-2013 16:56:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-04-2013 11:08:29 | More by DemoniChris
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cooler4life

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-04-2013 02:13:19 | More by cooler4life
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

06-03-2013 20:00:00 | More by tdmccarthy
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2013 03:22:33 | More by outoffocus
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kguyty

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 19:53:43 | More by kguyty
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a globe glass)
Batch 2012-3
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a pale tan head that is thick and creamy lasting or a bit.

S- The dark earthy malt has some cream notes and a green herbal hop hint in the finish.

T- The pungent dark hops have a roasted malt bitterness that gently comes through with a pungent hops linger on the back of the tongue. There is a hint of coffee roasted malt in the bitterness as it opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz finish that boost the bitterness.

O- There are lots of dark bittern notes in this beer that overpower any malt or hop flavor and not much other character. The big bitterness makes it a bit hard to get through a full bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 16:54:01 | More by rhoadsrage
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tadmuchowski

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-26-2013 19:42:01 | More by tadmuchowski
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-26-2013 02:58:00 | More by megamass
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casapy

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-25-2013 03:58:06 | More by casapy
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-24-2013 06:48:48 | More by beernads
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ATXboozer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-23-2013 23:47:35 | More by ATXboozer
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Techichi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-22-2013 14:46:37 | More by Techichi
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-20-2013 00:02:04 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours an opaque chocolate color with a very impressive head (three fingers) that just sticks and stays leaving copious amounts of lacing behind

Smell: Piney aromatics, with pumpernickel and rye underneath

Taste: Hop forward, like the aroma, with the pine joined by the dark and spicy malts, in the middle; after the swallow, the hops win out, leaving the malt somewhat understated in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body but a little bit overcarbonated

Overall: I was expecting a bit more from Boulevard as I am quite a fan but the lack of balance and the overcarbonation left me a little bit disappointed; still a pretty good beer but not quite what I was expecting

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 22:20:44 | More by brentk56
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-18-2013 22:54:45 | More by aztraz
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-18-2013 22:14:15 | More by jono0101
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.