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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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As the Colorado hop growers prove they can produce world class hops, we as a Colorado craft brewer want to showcase what our state can offer, not only with the ingredients used in crafting them. Mountain Standard Double Black IPA showcases the homegrown hops our brewers helped pick from farms along Colorado’s western slope. MST pours committingly dark with a light brown head and a slightly roasted hoppy nose. An ephemeral bitterness, the result of combining roasted malts with an assertive American hop profile, contributes to MST’s act of balance and harmony within nature or your glass. As the season’s darkness sets in why shouldn’t your beer become darker as well?


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a dark chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that diminished slightly to a foamy residue which had great longevity and some awesome lacing. The aroma was of a dark bread malt, pine hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit, coffee and licorice. The taste was a bitter malty with a hint of licorice and dark fruit at first and then a nice bitter sweet hoppy flavor set in with a note of roasted coffee at the end. The flavor stuck around for quite a long time after the swallow with the taste of the pine hops left to linger on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was strong medium in body and a tad oily in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a bold and hoppy Black IPA with just the right amount of sweetness thus creating a perfect balance of flavors in this exceptional brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DWestrick (420) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Awesome imperial black ipa. The new standard IMO. Excellent complexities that packs a punch world class

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Black color with a medium head. Strong piney aroma with moderate dank and a bit of citrus. Light roasted barley. Mostly a dank and pine flavor. Moderate bitterness. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Tan, creamy head with a purple black body. Moderate bitterness and medium body. Alcohol is mildly apparent but unfortunately plays a bigger role than I’d like. Good malt presence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
An opaque black body with a tan foamy head and lots of lacing. The aroma has a nice balance of toasted malt and slightly spicy hops. The flavor is similar, with the toast and malt making up the forward flavor and the bitter and spicy hops making up the back end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (529) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2011
A black beer with a red tinge and a small beige head. The aroma is fruit and pine hops, very nice. The flavor starts with roasted malt flavor and ends with very good fruity and pine hops characteristics. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Nose of roast chocolate caramel and pine resiny hops. Pours black tan creamy head and nice lace. Flavors of chocolate caramel and roasted malts slightly oily and hoppily acidic. Pine resin moderate hop bitterness. Mostly rather balanced and drinkable. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark brown almost black color. Head was a two finger tan. That left plenty of lacing on the side of the glass as it went. Aroma was pines, spruce and hops. Flavor was the best of the Ipa, hops hops and more hops with some chocolate and caramel. Oily and sticky mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Great all around beer. The more I drink the more I love.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate syrup, coffee), moderately hoppy (resin), with a note of pineapple juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, oily/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Surprisingly sour and it has a strange oily/slick/coating mouthfeel...very unpleasant to drink. On top of that, the aroma is really simple and not enticing. Very disjointed and aimless, kind of like the dump-bucket beer at an IPA-and-stout tasting. Weird.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Pours black with ruby edges. Beautiful aroma of piney citrus hops. Flavor is ok but a bit thin on the finish. A little disappointed in flavor but great aroma.


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