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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

592 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 33
Gots: 55 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

leftstagebrew, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ramblinwreck101, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

throwback, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

wyatt13, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

EROCK75, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Prost76, May 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

JReites, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ncstateplaya, May 10, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a 2 finger foamy tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, rye, and roasted malt.

Tastes like it smells with grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, rye, and roasted malt. Has a nice combination of sweetness and bitterness. Very nice list of hops in this beer with Simcoe, Bravo, Amarillo, and Citra.

Medium to full bodied with above average carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. A very well made beer, which I would gladly buy gain. I continue to be impressed by the beers in the Smokestack Series. Keep them coming.

hardy008, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

bluckbeyes, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

twelveinches, May 09, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours black as rootbeer with a light khaki head.

S - Seems rather muted here. Light earth & pine hops with a good roasted malt bill.

T - That rye spice is kicking through with a good amount of roasted malts. Light pine hop once the first flavors subside.

M - Medium bodied, really meaty, and medium to high carbonation.

O - One of the better black IPA's I've had. Just needs a bit more nose to add to the character of the beer. To me, it's like a porter knocked up a by an ipa, good combo.

cvm4, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

durlta, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

baklo, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

lernerlift, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Zachtheporter, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

dvmky, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

tyelton2, May 05, 2013
Photo of u2carew
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle.
A) Pours with a big beige head with great retention and takes a while for it to settle. Opaque body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Pleasant aromatics. Spruce. Earthy sweetness. Black Pepper.
T) Spicy. Black pepper. Bready. Mellow malts help to balance out the hops
M) Medium body. Quite smooth. Hop tannins linger it the finish. Subtle heat from the alcohol.
O) A delicious Black IPA/Cascadian pale ale. I'll be finishing the bottle.

u2carew, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

jenray, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, May 02, 2013
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.