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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 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?


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Hazy dark brown. Lots of head. Nice sweet caramel malt backbone. Hoppiness is strong without a ton of bittering on the palate. Really enjoyable brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2010
750ml bottle corked and caged poured onto a Tulip at 41į. Color is black, a hint of maroon showing when held up to a light. Carbonation is good producing a big tan head. Aroma is big on the hops with a back note of roasted malt. The bold medium body has a smooth mouth feel with a slight fizziness. Flavor jumps out with a deep roasted taste of coffee and chocolate then a bit of floral hops comes in followed by a mellow bitterness. In the after taste the hops turn from floral to a very light citrus and the bitterness comes up giving it a slightly dry feel. This brew rocks, it may be the best Black IPA I have had so far. Its amazingly complex and rich yet very drinkable. Its only down fall is the $13.50 price tag, if it was a little less I would drink it everyday.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Interesting. Black body with a huge off white head, which literally took over 3 minutes to settle down. Very unique and interesting aroma with hops, vanilla, and other hard to describe notes. The hops are a bit muted for my tastes, but I think this is a good beer. It definitely doesnít taste like any beer (including black IPA) that Iíve tried up to this point. A bit of a floral hop flavor, soapy texture. Slightly odd but not bad. Aroma beats the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Poured at the Beer blogger conference for the speed blogging
Great aroma dark malts floral hops. Flavor was rich with roasty malt and hops with fruit and floral character. This had a wonderful finish a great Dark IPA for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle Very dark brown/black pour, lots of carbonation and a roasted malt and orange aroma. Flavor is creamy orange, bitter coppery hops, vanilla and finishes with a lingering spicy finish. Not a huge fan of the style, but this was pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Awesome! Grapfruit peel, citrus notes, floral hops, roasted malt, light cocoa! Flavor is hoppy and roasty. Grapefuit peel up front, roasted malt, light coffee, good malt bill. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a large fluffy head, that subsides to about 1/8 inch of creamy beige foam.

Aroma: Big herbal hops, medium roast, sassafras.

Taste: Chocolate malt,big herbal hops. roast, big abrasive bittering hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lively carbonation.

Overall: A unique roasty black ale. This came across as more like a big porter or stout as opposed to a double IPA with color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
750 ml bottle from Randallís. Pours a very dark brown color with a big, sticky tan head. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit citrus, peppery spices, roasted malts, toasted sugar, and cream. Flavor is essentially the same, with a nice balance of earthy hops and roasted malts. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. Good black IPA, tried back-to-back with the Grand Teton Trout hop and rated the same.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2010
750. Not what I expected from a black IPA. Big grapefruit taste and aroma. That alcohol aroma as well is tempered by some creamy stout like taste. Some of that roasted malt coming through. Very nice and tasty. Better than any black IPA Iíve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
bottled--once i got the cork out it poured dark brown with tight lasting head. aromas of toast, pine and citrus rind. flavors are similar. it is moderately bitter with hop presence. medium bodied black ipa with a lingering sense of hops and burnt malt. pretty decent beer.


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