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RATINGS: 248   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?


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1106) - Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Smellsvery floral. Black and sweet. No head. Hoppy. Heavy. Ruhlman said its superb.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2973) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Black with small head. Big malt, like a stout with just a bit of hops poking through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1081) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong roasted malts and piney hops. Taste is pine, roast, dark chocolate, bread. Dark malts and the hops play very together in this one. Really nice black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods, Chandler, AZ. Near black opaque body with a filmy beige head. Aromas of pine, chocolate, roast. Lovely balance. Iím not typically a of fan of black IPAs, but this is certainly noteworthy. Bitter chocolates and resinous hops. Silky mid palate finishing with some bitter chocolate and hop notes. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2231) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured a deep cola colour with a big, lively head. Not as hoppy as I would have thought and the alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (86) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Tap at Odells brewery. Pours dark caramel with minimal head. Smells of piney resin and dark chocolate. Taste of big hops with really bitter after taste that sticks around. Great beer but not my style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (328) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Draught @ Easy Tiger, Austin. Almost clear brown-black, no head. Burnt sugar, smoky, bacon?, boozy goodness. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (866) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black wig off white head. Aroma is very piney, sweet citrus, chocolate. Taste is smooth, easy, creamy, medium bodied, good bitterness. Done very well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3728) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Rich, dark brown w/ tan head. Aroma is sticky hops. Resinous palate. Taste is a.combo orlf citrusy hop resin and dark mild malt. Warming finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"12 ouncer from a 4-pack. after Stone SSR and 15th AV, I donít think any other black ipa hangs with this bad boy. had it before bringing in the chrostmas tree...and they smelled the same! well, maybe a little more roast in the beer, but you get the idea. the hops used blended expertly with the dark malt to create a rich, piney brew, with roasted barley, licorice, chocolate, and an overall feeling of joy towards fellow man in the background. Similar to Deschutes Hop in the Dark but bigger. DEElicious. Between a 4.3 and a 4.4! Tasted damn fresh too!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
[Bottle] Nearly black in color with a rocky light brown head. Heavy aroma of pine sap and dark roasted malts. Taste include a ton of pine and moderate amount of citrus. Licorice, charred wood, ash and bitter chocolate round out the flavor profile. Sticky, with a heavy lingering bitterness. Solid. Tasting notes from 11/2011.


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