Beer Name: Shades of Grey Black and White IPA
Brewery: Against the Grain Brewery (Louisville, KY) in collaboration with Magic Rock Brewing (Huddersfield, UK)
How sold: 16 oz.tallboy cans
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.67(!) for 16 oz.tallboy can
Date Purchased: January 3, 2017
Date Opened: January 20, 2017
When brewed? Rotating beer.
What's on the Can: "This collaboration beer is the result of a deep appreciation and respect for our friends at Magic Rock Brewing located in Huddersfield, UK. Like-minded, we are inspired by the boundaries of modern brewing and this beer is a testament to that philosophy. Drink up wankers!
We don't see color and neither do they. So in a world of black and white, we give you grey, or actually red...ok."
Where distributed: As of January 2017, Against the Grain Brewery ships to various states and even internationally. Click here for where Against the Grain currently distributes its beer!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured a cloudy dark reddish-brown into a pint glass. Light tan head, good lacing on the glass. 4.25/5
Smell (25%): Tropical (pine), roasted malt, some berries. 4/5
Taste (40%): Follows the nose, hop-forward with roasted malt at the beginning. Pine and tropical experience does come through and sticks with you. 4/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, only some carbonation. Sticky and dry on the tongue. 4/5
Overall (20%): A solid IPA. I've had ATG beers before (see Citra Ass Down) and admit to buying this beer just for the name alone. The reddish-brown color is cool to see, and, for me, the flavors are consistent with red rye IPAs that I've had. I didn't see any IBU numbers on this one, but I'd estimate it to be around 70. Shades of Grey is a good one here, although the price tag ($4.67) seems rather high. 4/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.013/5