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RATINGS: 255   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 Coloradoís 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 MSTís act of balance and harmony within nature or your glass. As the seasonís darkness sets in why shouldnít your beer become darker as well?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a pure black color with a huge thick beige head (actually we left this in the freezer for too long and it was pretty unsettled due to this). The aroma is a light roast and some citrus hops. The flavor is dominated by a nice earthy and dry roasted malt. Some rich caramel and citrus malts, lingering bitterness. Nice. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - AUG 28, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to Sparky, shared with douglas88
Appearance: Dark brown with a big tan head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate and pine resin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Dark mahogany pour with hues of chestnut, crimson, and garnet around the edges. Significant eggshell/latte foam perched on top. Nose of cocoa, roasted malt, bright grapefruit and fresh cut pine. Flavor shows some lemon grass along with grapefruit pith, caramel, chocolate, and char. Pretty good balance of hops and malt but, as usual with the style, the malt won. ABV masterfully hidden!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Large bottle. Pours black with a big, tan head. Nose is of citrus and cola. Taste is of citrus, but is overpowered by roast malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and resinous with some bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2010 version on 11/26/10. dark and woody colored with an off white head. lots of drippy and spotty foam lacing. big time smell of candied grapefruit... mixed with grass, roast, florals, black raisins and some pine. the flavor is packed with hoppy goodness but it is not overly bitter. very dry, crisp though full bodied and incredibly quaffable for such an abv%! 8/4/8/4/16

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Poured a deep black color, with a good light brown head. Aromas of grapefruit, floral hops and roasted malt. Medium bodied, the roasted malt and citrusy hops work very well together here. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
In short: A brutal and fruity Black IPA. Meh.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed 4 months after it was bottled. Bottle sent to me by tytoanderso, thanks a lot Tyler
The look: Near black body with ruby highlights topped by a medium beige head with low retention
In long: Strong nose is a mix of fruity hops, milk chocolate, fresh prunes and a some black liquorice candy. Taste blends raisins dipped in caramel, fresh prunes, milk chocolate, soft liquorice candy, toffee, fruit cake, alcohol bite. Bitterness level is high and it is also very resinous, and when added to the alcohol burn in the finish it makes for a slow sipper. For what I like in a Black IPA this one was a little too lactic, too much fruitiness and not enough roastiness, excessive alcohol presence, too sticky. This is a style I usually rate highly but this top-rated Black IPA didnít do it for me. I drank the full 750ml by myself even if I didnít like it all that much, I donít want to brag but Iím getting very good at drinking disappointing 750ml bottles by myself and being extremely lonely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6842) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottlle. Extremely dark caramel red when held to light. Monster beige pillowy head. Mild aroma of citrus hop. Semi creamy mouthfeel. Very sweet taste of caramel, pine and citrus hop. Hard to describe but fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a foam brown head that sticks around for quite a whileand laces very nicely. Nice Hoppy aroma with herbal and piney notes, along with some malty notes. Full bodied and very smooth with lots of roasted malt and some Hoppy bitterness on the finish. flavorful, complex, and a great balance between Hoppy and malty. This is what a black IPA should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
750 ml bottle - poured into a pint glass AROMA: Hoppy and malty. APPEARANCE: Pours dark brownish to black. A lot of head on this one that is more on the creamy side in color. TASTE: Piney hops and roasted malts. The hop taste dominates though. PALATE: Medium bodied, good amount of carbonation with a slightly bitter finish. OVERALL: A really good Black IPA, this is about the 5th one Iíve had in this style and is near the top IMO (the others Stone Sublimely, Sprecher Black IPA, Lakefront IBA, & Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet).

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