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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

601 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 34
Gots: 57 | 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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Ratings: 601 | Reviews: 113 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

tadmuchowski, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

megamass, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

casapy, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

beernads, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ATXboozer, May 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Techichi, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

alienlifeforcecube, May 20, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
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

brentk56, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

aztraz, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

leftstagebrew, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

ramblinwreck101, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

throwback, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

wyatt13, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

EROCK75, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Prost76, May 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

JReites, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

ncstateplaya, May 10, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +4.9%

bluckbeyes, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

twelveinches, May 09, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
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 -7.4%

durlta, May 08, 2013
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.