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RATINGS: 320   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.


annunz123's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (881) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2013
bread, biscuit, grassy hops, and citrus in the aroma. Flavor is rich and malty, with fruity, bitter pine hops in the finish. Really good balance in a really good beer.


3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (333) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Black pour white head. Barley, wheat, and rye aroma. Sweet sugary aroma and taste similar. Almost creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
750 ml from Whole Foods. Pours a very dark reddish black brown color with a large tan head. A nice nose of toast, rye, citrus. A light spicy rye bite, citrus, pine, fairly dry toasted malts. The spicy rye lingers with oranges. A bit thin. Oddly enough, it seems thin to me. Hmm. Very nice overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Near black with small head. Slightly aboverage black IPA. Malty and hoppy, light rye, mild bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (409) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
it pours with a larger than normal head, which is a lot for IPA’s. It pours black, but not so much that light doesn’t come through. The head is full with lacing on the sides. It has aromas of malt, molasses, grains, and a hint of citrus. It has a lively punch to it with coffee and rye flavors, a little citrus, and floral touches. It’s low on the bitterness scale for an IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1074) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from City Beer San Fran. Pours a dark red, almost brown like colour with medium firm off white head. Nose shows toasty malts, rye, some citrus and a little chocolate. Taste has slight citrus hops, leading to a roasty and chocolate finish with nice rye spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (402) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Tap at 20/7 on MV. Pours a dark reddish brown, thin off white head. Aroma is fresh grass hop, roasted malt, pine, rye. Flavor is light sweet roasty malt into med bitter pine hop. Quite nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony. Pours clear reddish brown color with tan head. Malty aroma with some citrus. Spicy rye flavor with moderate roast, some citrus, and a touch of chocolate and slight bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bomber shared. Poured a dark brown but translucent enough. Off white long lasting head. Medium lacing. Aroma is roasted mslts with a solid hop base and rye spiciness. The flavor is straight up is hop forward. Very nice bitterness. Love the underlying rye spiciness gives it a whole new dimension. Overall another solid offering from boulevard.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Boulevard Smokestack Series - Grainstorm Black Rye IPA ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate oat - rye, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, licorice, roasted, rye, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140812]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2014. Pours dark unclear amber with a large creamy head. Roast, rye and peach. A bit of citrus and caramel. Also a bit thin body. Short bitter finish. Harmless to say the least.


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