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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fonefan (49293) - 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]

3.8
yespr (45412) - 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.

3.2
Ungstrup (37559) - 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.

3.7
joergen (28103) - 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.

3.5
anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark amber brown color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak piney caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with hints of caramel.

3.8
omhper (25095) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black rich firm head. Rich licorice and grapefruit. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Feels light and aromatic, mildly roasty plenty of grapefruit. Quite bitter finish.

3.6
madmitch76 (24789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
21st July 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Mile minerals. Smooth dark malt with a touch of bitter roast. Little rye spice. Light citric hops bring up the rear and add bitterness. Whisper of malt cream and smoke. Semi dry finish. Pretty drinkable.

4.1
Travlr (24665) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Amost completely black. Massive fine bubble brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of spiced pine, roasted coffee beans, burnt toast. Taste is rich roasted coffee, spiced black bread. Nice.

3.6
Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Eugene. Pours clear, deep brown with a light, creamy tan head. Dark pine in the nose, sweet grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, some burnt pine, earth, grapefruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, toasty pine, ripe grapefruit. Decent stuff. Balance is fair. (2/23/2014, Score: 3.7)

Bottle at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. Light tangy dark malt, citrus fruits, burnt pine, bitter cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. OK balance on the finish, some earthy bitterness, more cocoa. Not bad. (GBBF 2014, Score: 3.4)

3.7
Rasmus40 (20634) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 300814


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