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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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622 Ratings

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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%

PaulD, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

billab914, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

pixieskid, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Tittles, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

MaseFace, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Explosive pour into a tulip from 750 ml corked & caged bottle.
Massive four finger head in spite of my best efforts to pour carefully.
Dark appearance brown foam holds nicely for a long time
Very smooth malty feel up front. Full hop flavors don't appear until after way into the mouthfeel phase.
Very enjoyable beer. Very easy to sip through an entire bottle without realizing it.

NWer, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

plumcrazyfx, Apr 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

NIURicky, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Eric908, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Hopstout, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

DarthGuitarHero, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

warmspray, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

wdarcy77, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Pencible
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque black mahogany with lots of thick tan head.
S: It smelled like metallic hops and citrus zest, with some spicy rye and roasted coffee.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus and resin hops, with some roasted coffee and semisweet chocolate and spicy rye. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderated smooth natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a nice IPA, but not so much black (aside from the looks) or rye. The scent and taste were good but simple. The body was excellent, and the finish was pretty smooth, so it was easy to drink. Nice brew, but not as unique as I wished.

Pencible, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

bishopdc0, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of claytri
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a rich mahogoney with a tan head. The atoma is the expected strong mixture of rye and hops. The taste is a combination of the two bitters at work there is an undercurrent of mslt in the closr thst lingers nicely the feelvis medium and oily a very interesting rye and a bit different. All in all a solid and enjoyable beer.

claytri, Apr 13, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750mL, Batch Number 2012-2, Best By 08-2013
The cork pops loudly as it's removed. A near-black colored ale is revealed with a towering, beige head that holds excellent retention, that leaves tons of lacing as it eventually fades. Aromas are earthy, spicy rye malt, roasted barley, dank piny hops, grapefruity citrus comes through more as it warms. Bold notes of spicy rye, roasted barley, sweet caramel, and earthy, dank, bitter, piny hops battle on the palate, creating a nice meld of flavors with excellent complexity and balance. Mouth-feel is exceptionally smooth and creamy, while being full bodied. Overall, I really enjoyed this, but in my opinion it falls short in comparison to another beer similar to this one (FWWJ).

barnzy78, Apr 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

NickSMpls, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Gu3mom, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Birdlegs, Apr 12, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly black pour, some brown edges on the bottom. Light brown head. Epic retention. Spicy, floral hop notes in the aroma, some pine too, with subtle notes of roast and chocolate. Big spicy rye zest up front in the taste, some pine resins, backing roasted notes with an astute bitterness. Lighter, but creamy body, carbonation is good.

Super solid ABA.

EgadBananas, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Hophead420, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Jason, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

vcoggins, Apr 11, 2013
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.