Grainstorm Black Rye IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Grainstorm Black Rye IPAGrainstorm Black Rye IPA
BA SCORE
4.05/5
667 Ratings
Grainstorm Black Rye IPAGrainstorm Black Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

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

Added by Groenebeor on 12-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,906
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
667
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
64
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 667 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Treated as an imperial version, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a black color with a good finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Moderate stringy to speckled lace. The aroma takes in some sweet barley/oatiness rubbing against some spicy rye. Sly blueberries dive in underneath. Roasty coffee beans and some roasted cocoa beans. The flavor blends the sweetness of the barley to the oatiness and brings the spiciness of the rye to glide in for a really nice balance. Cocoa and coffee portions are there but fairly low. Moderate semi-sweet to roasty balance in the aftertaste leading on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Moderate carbonation feels good on my tongue. Overall, imperial black IPA hitting all of the right spots and rounding out very nicely. Of course, I’d have this again.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep brown, heavy with swimming particulates, producing a tall 3+ finger, tan, variously bubbled, foamy, somewhat lasting head that leaves, nice chunky sheets, streaks & motes of lacing. Aroma dark malt, bread, toffee, rye spice & maybe a hint of chocolate with & some hoppy pine. Taste is roast, dark chocolate, & biscuit malts, ample rye spice, notes of toffee, pine, subdued citrus & faint coffee. Alcohol presence is low but manifest as dry bitterness, warmth & spice. Malt forward, developing a sweetness just before hops begin emerge in middle & intensify thru finish into aftertaste where they climax & linger. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, peppery spice, lightly creamy, dry but clean with some warmth.

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Photo of CycleHops
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of einman
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Braseltonage
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcb
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Briken
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown with foamy dark tan head with great retention. Roasted malt and earthy notes in the aroma. Spicy and roasted coffee with balanced bitterness and chocolate undertones. Light citrus notes. Relatively light, frothy feel.

I feel the aroma is rather flat in this one but the flavor is clear and easy. Not the hop wallop as it's described perhaps because this bottle was near the end of it's shelf life but a very nice blend of flavors and easy to drink.

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Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

cloudy, dark opaque. thick tan head. nose; wheat crust and hops... maybe some slight citrus hints. there's supposedly a grain orgy going on in this bottle (barley, wheat AND rye) and it shows - this is a big "liquid bread" beer. taste; big earthy toasted grain backbone rounded out with cocoa, hops and citra zest notes. the rye definitely shows up a bit dry and spicy on the end. not my favorite style, but it's about as engaging and solid as the black ale style gets.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefbigjon
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good for the style, I'm just not a fan of it. I'm not sure why I keep trying these?

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Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a0lbudman
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark caramel with massive tan head.
The nose was nice and different with Piney hops and lightly spicy rye.
A bit of sharp bitterness up front with a good finish featuring barley, rye and a little roasty malt.
Overall a good beer.

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Photo of Trex
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drknight
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 667 ratings
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