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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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636 Ratings

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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 35
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: acelin on 12-06-2012

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark amber-tinted brown with lush piles of foam in the Bacchus fluted nonic. Expansive lacing in the glass and a clot of foam in the very last sip. Modest aroma.

Rich and darkly roasted grainy flavors. Bitter finish but not overly bitter. Some malty sweetness to start but dry as the charred barley taste takes over. First I think there is a hint of Belgian yeast, and then the malt reasserts itself. Burnt sugar with a winey lingering tannic taste. I don't taste the rye as much in this one, though after some sipping the spicy grain taste develops, along with a surprising candy note.

Quite drinkable and interesting. A dark brew with a more distinct flavor. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquor in Ocean Beach. They should put this in cans and lose the stupid cork nonsense.

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.