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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

546 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%
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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JimKal

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: served in a Shaker pint. It has a nice one inch tan head. Very nice lacing left behind as the beer level dropped.

S: Not a lot of aroma but this may have been impacted by the frozen glass it was served in (why do they do that?)

T: I am not a big fan black IPA but am willing to give them a try when I see a new one on tap. I liked this one more than most. The roasted notes were muted and the rye gave it a nice hit of spice.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth.

O: I would order this again if I saw it on tap. I probably would not buy a six pact as this isn't my favorite style. But, again, I liked this more than most of the black IPAs I've tried.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2013 21:11:04 | More by JimKal
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

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Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

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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

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.