Boulevard Smokestack Series: Grainstorm Black Rye IPA

 
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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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. 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.

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3.4
ej (1322) - 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.

4.1
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
Dark brown pour with a clingy white head. Spicy rye, roasty malts, and a mild grapefruit hoppyness. Pretty nice

3.7
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light beige head. ARoma: Herbs, flowers, caramel, sweetness, light roast, chocolate. Flavour: Herbs, flowers, light roast, caramel, sweetness, chocolate. medium to full bodied. Ends herbal bitter.

3.7
joergen (27984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of hops and licorice. Fruity and light roasted flavour of licorice, hops and grass. Roasted finish.

3.2
Ungstrup (37333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a brown beer. The aroma has notes of malt and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, strwa and caramel, leadin to a bitter finish.

3.8
yespr (44811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden dark amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth fruity and toasted malty. Caramelish and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity and bitter finish.

3.4
pilsnerrogge (2935) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
Bottled:
Dark, brown colour. Thick, rising head. Hoppy, grainy aroma with some notes of coffee. Well balanced taste of roasted malt and hops. Alcohol bitter finish.

3.9
Joakgust (1449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle, 75cl - Clear black red beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, peaches, roasted oats and metallic hops. Flavor is toasty with notes of roasted barley, spruce, citrus and caramel. Very nice take on a Black IPA.

4.1
marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a citrus aroma. There is a rich treacle flavor that is appropriately flat and smooth with a nice bitter finish. The rye gives a nice grain bitterness to even out the hop bitterness.

3.9
bhensonb (15098) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours very dark orange brown with a 4 finger creamy tan head. Aroma of fruit and a little chocolate malt. Med body. Flavor is grainy chocolate with moderate floral/fruit hop. Finishes lightly rye spicy with a little fruit and a fair amount of chocolate. Very smooth, with moderate flavors. Quite good.


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