Shades Of Grey
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,440
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #21,883
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 8.25%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
25
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 25
Photo of GuyFawkes
2.67/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Canned late 2016; drank 1/15/17 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque brown/purple appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE khaki head; thick lace.

Mild orange citrus & faint pickle juice notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Peanut butter flavors up front; faintly tart pickle juice bite on the finish.

Unpleasant, frankly.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2017-03-28 in Louisville, KY from a 16 oz can fresh at the brewery. Collaboration with Magic Rock Brewing.

Toasted sourdough wheat bread, caramel, pepper. Smooth and creamy. Quite bitter finish

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Photo of c_tails
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

malty, hoppy smell. poured from tall boy
dark brown a little opaque, like cola
white/creamy head
smell - piney, malt, booze at the end
taste - roasted malts and piney hops. a little berry, a bit of sweetness and tartness. medium dry. on the lighter side of medium mouthfeel
enjoyable.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance and nose gives that enjoyable contradiction between the look of a malty porter and the aroma of a hoppy IPA. Dark brown pour with a frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate cut by pine and lemongrass. Taste starts with the bitterness and grassiness of an IPA before transitioning to a roasty, malty and slightly coffee-ish melange of flavors. Finishes with a creamy mouthfeel and a pleasant bitterness.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, copperish brown color with a creamy, tan head. Streak lacing. Aroma is light toasted malt with hints of vanilla and tropical fruit. Spice and pine qualities in both aroma and flavor. Dark chocolate and caramelized sugar. Flores notes in the finish with a resinous hops aftertaste. A very solid and unique beer.

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Photo of smcolw
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great dome-making head. Plenty of 3D spots on the glass for lace. The liquid is dark amber where light shines through easily.

MIld pale malt aroma with a bit of light floral hop.

The flavor is darker but not in a burnt way, more like a deeply caramelized sugar. Good hop balance. The finish is balanced, leaving a great aftertaste. Full bodied with lower carbonation. Very smooth with a toasty flavor with a touch of dry chocolate.

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Photo of cfalls
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - dark brown, not completely opaque, huge off-white head

S - confusing combination of licorice and dank fruity hops

T - earthy, nice balance, fresh hops, hint of smoke on the malt?, moderately bitter on the finish but more like stout-bitter than IPA-bitter

F - a little creamy, medium carbonation, no burn, really nice

O - I'm not usually into black IPAs but I would say this is one of the better ones I've had, something about the overall balance of flavors appeals to me

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Photo of jman005
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lucky to get one of these from a local rep. at a store I work at. New offering from AtG w/ Magic Rock Brewing, out of the UK.

Appearance: A deep copper with a hint of red, there's almost a syrupy shine to it.

Smell: Dank pine needle right off the bat, with undertones of stone fruit. Almost reminding me of strawberry rhubarb jam or something. Definitely a hop dominated aroma.

Taste: The hops are very present in the flavor as well. Pine needle, apricot jam, toasted muffin. Resonating bitterness in the back of the palate.

Feel: This was one of my favorite parts of the beer. It almost stuck to the tongue, but glided down smoothly. Almost full.

Overall, I didn't know what to expect with this beer but very solid. II have no idea how much Magic rock had to do with this beer, but nice job AtG.

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Shades Of Grey from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 25 ratings