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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

622 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

memphischas, Jul 29, 2014
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zestar, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

snarygare, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ananh, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Zonian1, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Tuggy, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

GTJayG, Jul 21, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A - Amazingly special. Immediately on pouring into pint glass small bubbly foam rose, threatening to overflow. Visible beer depth was just 1/2 inch, topped with foam of 4 inches. This beer requires patience before you can fast it. (Perhaps my glass should have been a lower temperature?)

S - To me it the rye smell was first very strong, too strong. This time my patience resulted in a smoother and more appealing and enticing smell.

T - Very smooth but still fulfilling. Boulevard's rating of 65 IBU is just right.

M - Again, a fine mix of a good amount of smoothness with bitterness.

O - A fine experience. Neither dull nor overpowering. For me the best part is how it changes to become better. An excellent rye.

I highly recommend it.

dethomp, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

gpblackgt, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

athomasPSU, Jul 15, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a huge, steady brown head; good lacing

S: Tropical fruits explode as the cork comes out: pineapple, mango, grapefruit and then comes the spicy bready malts--man, this beer smells amazing

T: Tropical hop forward and those flavors then blend so well with the spicy rye--such a nice testament to how a beer can be hoppy and yet balanced; some alcohol becomes evident in the finish

F: Creamy and yet sticky; this is a nice feeling beer; such good texture from start to finish

O: A really nice beer; such a great example of what rye can add to a beer

dbossman, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

sammyg832, Jul 10, 2014
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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.