Grainstorm Black Rye I.P.A.

  • Style: Black Rye IPA
  • Availability: Winter Seasonal, 750 mL Bottles and Draught (limited)
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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. In the glass, dark and turbulent clouds gather. A high-pressure system of pungent hops collides with a stationary front of barley, wheat, and rye. The forecast: a veritable monsoon of flavor, with surges of roasty malt, microbursts of hops, and a chance of golfball-sized hail. The extended outlook calls for unseasonably pleasant enjoyment.

Color (EBC) 94
Bitterness (IBUs) 65
Original Gravity (Plato) 17
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 3.5
Alcohol (ABV) 7.7
CO2 - Bottles / Cans 3.3 vol. (6.5 g/L)
CO2 - Kegs 2.6 vol. (5.1 g/L)

Aroma Hop forward; piney, spicy, hint of citrus and fruit
Malt Surprisingly little roast character; use of pale malt and roasted wheat (high color/low roast) allow the rye flavor to come through
Hops High hop aroma, flavor and bitterness
Balance Hops and rye accentuate each other for lingering, spicy bitterness
Body Medium to full


Malt: pale malt, malted rye, roasted wheat
Hops: Simcoe, Bravo, Amarillo, Citra



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