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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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?


Sleuthdogg's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into tulip with a date of 5/10/12 on bottle. From a recent trade courtesy patFC320 Appearance: This offering from Odell poured a dark brown/black with a 1 finger size frothy light brown head. Nice reddish hue on edges when held up to the light. Nice lacing evident. Smell: Surprisingly this is a very complex smelling beer with the hops standing out first. There is the floral and piney hops and the citrus hops present all at the same time. Then the dark malts come through with some bitter chocolate and toasted qualities. This is a very complex smelling beer. Taste: Wow not what I was expecting. There are some nice hops present but also the malts to counter those hops. Just a wonderful balance of fruity hops and malt to prevent this from being too bitter. Perfect balance represented here between the two as the hops also prevent this from being too sweet. The alcohol is non existent in the mouth. Mouthfeel: Nice creaminess with a slight thickness at first but then almost thinning out on the swallow when the hops shine with the aftertaste. Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed this double black IPA because I found it to be perfectly balanced without one aspect overpowering. It is too bad Odell does not distribute to my state because this is one I’d seek out on a regular basis.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11993) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at Leighton’s thanks to Dirty D. It pours darkest brown - black with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, pine needles, caramel, banana bread, stewed orange, peach and apricot. The taste is bitter, rich roast, umami, liquorice, charred wood ,cocoa, spice, raw alcohol, treacle and peach. Medium body and moderate , foamy carbonation. Nice elements to it, but it is a bit chewy and alcoholic. Not bad overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Extremely dark brown, hazy in colour with pine, tropical fruit, orange marmalade and chocolate flavours with liquorice and more spicy chocolate, red fruit and sarsaparilla on the smooth, vanilla and oak finish. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (180) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from utobeer. A good drop. More stout than black IPA I would suggest. Very raisiny. Aye, pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s May tasting. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a clean copper color with a sweet fruity sake note. Taste is also sweet and boozy with some savoury sake-like notes and marmalade. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, meh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear reddish-brown with s creamy, tan head. The aroma holds ripening berries, brown bread, hints of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with minimal roast, some toffee, ripe berries and orange, mellow oily pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with more toffee, ripe citrus, brown bread. Tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5805) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle share at Leighton’s. As ’Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA’. Dark reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma is resin, cola, red berries, molasses, cola bottle sweets. Body is smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is soft cola, a little raisin, sodawater, some booze, pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place 09/05/2016. Many thanks Daniel for this one. Amber brown coloured pour with a halo of greyish head. Aroma is slightly medicinal, plum, toasted grains, raspberry. Flavour is composed of slight stale grains, tangerine, sticky resin, toasted grains, pine. Palate is medium full, still my resin, moderate carbonation, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16469) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle at Bespin, thanks to Daniel Sprey, 09/05/16. Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is leafy hop, pine, straw, burnt biscuit, toffee. Taste comprises rich malt, spice, pine needle, toffee fudge, charr. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with leafy hop bitterness. Ok CDA ... a touch sweet overall ... would prefer more bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2582) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
Pours foggy brown with low off white head Aromas of tropical fruits, caramel, chocolate, , coffee, pine Taste has a nice caramel maltyness , hoppy tropical fruityness , hints of coffee

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (3836) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Pours deep brown to black with low tan head. Aroma of citrus, chocolate, light coffee tones. Taste is mellow sweet chocolate with a hint of subtle coffee bitter in the finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.


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