Boulevard Grainstorm

The Boulevard Brewing Company is located in Kansas City.  They recently released Grainstorm Black Rye IPA as a seasonal addition to their Smokestack Series.

Boulevard Grainstorm
Boulevard Grainstorm

The recipe includes pale malt, malted rye and roasted wheat along with Simcoe, Bravo, Amarillo and Citra hops.

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The aroma is roasty/malty with citrus & piney hops.  Some rye comes forward as the beer warms.

The color is deep brown with variable tan head (see my image above).

The taste is nice with a roasty, malty backbone balanced with a good hop presence. Rye isn’t prominent, as in Sierra Nevada’s Ruthless Rye, but emerges as the beer warms.

Opinion – Great beer!  I’m glad it is listed as a seasonal release.

 

On tap at Pints & Quarts
On tap at Pints & Quarts