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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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?


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1939) - Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Deep mahogany. Lasting medium frothy beige head. Outstanding balance all around. Not all in your face. Big but not heavy, full of character, and still easy to drink. Very nice. Another please..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured a deep amber brown almost black color with aromas of light citrus, earth and some light roast. Flavors are the same earth and citrus nice hops but wanted more.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chuckerdoo (8) - - OCT 4, 2015 does not count
Great balance of hoppy and malty on the aroma and flavor. Pretty complex beer, a lot going on there. This would rock with a hot pizza with spicy fennel sausage and black olives!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlinyDad1952 (112) - - JUL 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 EVERY ONE NOW THAT BLACK IPA’S ARE NOT REAL. THEY’RE CAN NOT BE BLACK BECAUSE IPA (INDIAN PALE ALE’S) STAND FOR PALE ALE AND NOW THEY’RE NOT BLACK SO I DONT NOW WHAT TO THINK FOR THIS BEER. SECOND OF ALL LET ME TELL YOU IF YOU PUT IPA ON YOU’RE LABEL THE. THE BEERS SHOULD BE REALLY HOPPY THINK OF PLINY (THE BEST BEER SEVEN TIMES STRAIT!!!) IT TASTE WHAT 200++ IBU AND SETS THE STANDARDS FOR HOPPY BEERS. THIS BLACK DEMON BLOD HAS NO HOP FLAVER OR SMELL. SOME PEOPLE NEED TO EDUCATE OF CONOSOUER HOP STYLES BEERS.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (1017) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Incredible black ipa. I received this beer via a beer trade and they guy stated it was one of his staples. Very different from any other black ipa I ever had. Malty and well balanced. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3940) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
On tap at Banger’s, Austin. Pours an opaque black with a small off-white head. Sweet with floral hops aromas plus hints of spruce. Also aromas of burned caramel. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhoffman_5 (7) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
Great brew, but could be hoppier as the bitterness leaves the palate. Very good brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2545) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Dark dark dark with a milk shake-ish cream colored head. Thick tons of lacing. Super smooth. Super fruity. Super piney. Superb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (874) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 holy crap o?dell again you have knocked one out of the park this shit is delicious...black as hell nice head...great hop nose and mouth....no alcohol taste....flippin great showing.... wow!!!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1229) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with frothy white/tan head and lacing. Aroma is orange, lemon little bit of lime, not much roasted malt character but definitely a biscuit bready maltiness. Flavor is hop forward with a definite very prevalent roasted malt character. Really awesome balance. Little bit of chocolate and coffee as well. Some lemon peel and citrus present. Hop and a little bit of coffee bitterness. Awesome.


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