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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the root cellar, along comes Grainstorm, a big, wet wallop to the senses. Dark clouds gather on the horizon of your glass. A high-pressure system of pungent hops collides with a stationary front of barley, oats, wheat, and rye. The forecast: a monsoon of flavor with surges of roasty malt, microbursts of fruity notes, and a chance of golfball-sized hail. The extended outlook calls for unseasonably pleasant enjoyment.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle at Carneys: pours dark brown, dense khaki head that persists forever. Nose is resinous hops, pine, rye, some grain, a slight citrus hop presence as well. Chocolate malts and resin hop bitterness adding complexity on a nice, full palate. Grew on me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (680) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
Deep brown color, light tanned huge head. Aroma has hints of coffee, mild roast and a floral, zesty twang from the copious amounts of hops used. Taste is bitter, with citrus and hints of alcohol, bone dry with a lasting bitterness. The small amounts of roast is well hidden in the veritable hopstorm. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhsiung (677) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
super tasty. glad i bought a second bottle by mistake. and, it set a new record for distance flown by the cork when popped. another home run from boulevard!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (671) - USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle, released today. Aroma is spicy citrus. Beige head with dark brown/ black body. Head is ample. Very different flavor for style. Slight chocolate up front followed quickly by citrus and a spicy rye finish. The body is lighter for style, something I like a lot. Comes off as more of an iPa that happens to be black. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (656) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours dark brown almost black, amber tint when held up to light. Big tan head. Citrus, resin, pine aroma with hints of roasted malt, chocolate and rye. Sweet malt start, quickly disappears. Followed by sharp bitter resiny pine flavor and finishes with a roasted malt flavor and a hint of rye. Really enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2013
more from the smoke stack series. dark black with heavy light tan head. Aroma hits with grapefruit at first and a little mango. Taste is a soft maltiness with rye spice. slight smell and taste of being in a woodshop as i roll it in my mouth. Even bitter comes though. Besides the dark color I dont get a lot of roast chocolate malt. More a really good rye IPA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (655) - Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark brown with ruby highlights, insanely huge khaki head with great retention and good lacing. Aromas of grass and grain with a bit of rye spiciness. Taste follows nose with grassy notes, wet grain and rye bread. Decent amount of bitterness that is balanced by the spiciness and finishes rather dry. Mouthfeel is slick and medium bodied with average carbonation. Good beer that showcases the grain and has a nice rye element. ---Jeremy H

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Nice citrus and roasted malt. Amazing balance between sweet roasted malts and piney citrus hops. Finish is nice bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours brown black with a mound of thick froth. The aroma is musty grains and a light grapefruit and wet blanket. The body is robust and matches the filling carbonation crafting a broad space for more modestly displayed flavors. Notes of mellow sweet grapefruit and some orange peel, a herbal earthy hop bite with the softly appropriated roasted barley and rye. There is a hint of peppercorn and lingering tingle of grainy spice but it blends well in the myriad hops and earthy grain mash up. More bitter as it warms, not my bag totally but boulevard makes it all make sense. Really solid brew for style, bright hops dark grains.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (640) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
Dark brown pour with a clingy white head. Spicy rye, roasty malts, and a mild grapefruit hoppyness. Pretty nice


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