RateBeer
overall
99
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Piney hoppy aroma. Brown in color with white head. Piney-hoppy flavor...tastes like the mercenary.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Very dark brownish-black with massive light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma: Pine, grapefruit, coffee, dark chocolate and a floral rose-like aroma. Taste: Great juxtaposition of pine & grapefruit accented hops and coffee & bittersweet chocolate roasted malts. Ends somewhat bitter, spicy and floral; just generally very well balanced. Palate: Smooth medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Very dry finish. Overall: Delicious - great melding of Porter and IPA, imperialized. Would love to have this again - I split the 750 and was jealous of the other 375.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Corked and caged 0.75L bottle pours dark with curtains of dark mahogany and full mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, faint chocolate malts, grapefruit juice, tart orange peel and a bit of spicy black licorice. The taste begins with a very brief moment of dark roasted malts that gets swallowed up by a mix of bitter grapefruit, tangelo, lime and spicy hoppy black licorice. It picks up a modest level of malt sweetened citrus hop flavor to midway with dark roasted malts and chocolate malts dancing around the edges. The spicy black licorice like notes and bitter citrus do not let up into the finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8192) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6898) - 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
Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - 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.

4
   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

4
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 21 22 23  24  25 26 27 » 30


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50