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RATINGS: 261   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?


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1012) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to Glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head. Aroma is roast, toffee, caramel, coffee, citrus. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a nice bitterness following and slightly astringent finish. Overall this is a decent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (348) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours dark brown with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma of hops with hints of caramel. Thick hop flavor but very smooth. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On draught at Petrol Station. Dark brown color with a medium thick foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, hops and chocolate in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, piney hops and chocolate. The finish is roasty malt up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Black with small head. Big malt, like a stout with just a bit of hops poking through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1138) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong roasted malts and piney hops. Taste is pine, roast, dark chocolate, bread. Dark malts and the hops play very together in this one. Really nice black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2668) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods, Chandler, AZ. Near black opaque body with a filmy beige head. Aromas of pine, chocolate, roast. Lovely balance. I’m not typically a of fan of black IPAs, but this is certainly noteworthy. Bitter chocolates and resinous hops. Silky mid palate finishing with some bitter chocolate and hop notes. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured a deep cola colour with a big, lively head. Not as hoppy as I would have thought and the alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (160) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Tap at Odells brewery. Pours dark caramel with minimal head. Smells of piney resin and dark chocolate. Taste of big hops with really bitter after taste that sticks around. Great beer but not my style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (374) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Draught @ Easy Tiger, Austin. Almost clear brown-black, no head. Burnt sugar, smoky, bacon?, boozy goodness. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1079) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black wig off white head. Aroma is very piney, sweet citrus, chocolate. Taste is smooth, easy, creamy, medium bodied, good bitterness. Done very well.


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