Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.14/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Gift from my brother as a b-day gift. Cork led off with a massive pop, the a huge dense rocky head persisted for quite some time. Beer looks dark brown - can't really see through- except for some ruby highlights.
Aroma smells fruity and juicy. Berry fruits like melon, raspberries, blueberries. Kind of like popping a piece of juicy fruit gum into your mouth and inhaling those flavors. After the fruitiness fades, some spicy hop aromas make an appearance. No real malt in the aroma.
Dark grainy character in initial flavor: likely the rye and dark malts. Seems like black patent was most likely used. Hop flavors intermingle well with the malts giving this a nicely balanced & complex beer. Firm bitterness throughout. Feels medium bodied with some lingering bitterness and a touch of creaminess from the still persistent head.
First Boulevard beer I've had, and I like it. I like it a lot Jerry. Am glad to get the happiness in the nose yet a great balance in the flavor. Very well done.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 22:19:58 | More by jwhancher
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.