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RATINGS: 270   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?


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2010 bottle. Wow, they grapefruity hops stand out immediately! The pour is an opaque, dark brown color with a full, dark beige, rocky, pillowy head which is somewhat lasting but leaves scattered lace all over. The nose is full of juicy citrus hops with pink grapefruit, light resinous pine, a bit mineral, danky floral, faint dark breads, and only hints at some roast. The flavor is still hoppy but gains a bit of dark malt sweetness and roast; still plenty of pink grapefruit and danky floral tones, lightly resinous, hints of smoke, some dark coffee roast, dark bread toast, and just a bit of dark chocolate in the more than medium bitterness. The palate is medium to full, soft to lively, velvety, and creamy. The finish is still full of the grapefruit notes, smoky dark chocolate, mineral notes, and the floral notes left on the tongue. I had a beer from SKA made with hops from the Western slope of CO just like this one and got the same off-note; it is almost like a dirty smell/taste. Granted this beer was put together much better than the SKA brew, but that off-note took away from what could have been a very nice BIPA. Still, as is the beer is good and certainly deceptive but nothing compared to last years version. I think I am just accustomed to my American hops coming from the Northwest.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1151) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
I would classify this as an imperial black IPA. The aroma was a balance of dark roasted malts and piney hops. It had a dark color with a little bit of reddish-brown seeping through. It was a good balance of roasted and bitter with a little bit of smoke thrown in. The alcohol was well hidden. It had a medium weight palate with a below-average carbonation. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1148) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pretty nice black IPA, a bit of a muddled flavor, I prefer a little more crispness here

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Experiment_Ale (1072) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
At Odell. Pours black small head. Aroma is thin, earthy hops. Taste is earthy dirt hops malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Iíve had this both on tap and from the bottle. I actually prefer the bottle version of this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (1034) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
12 oz into Duvel Tulip Black with light brown head that isnít going anywhere. Aroma of mild hops, a bit of roast, slightly sweet, nothing special. Decent hoppy flavor, a bit too sweet, lacking roast. This beer seems somewhere in between a stout and a black IPA. Nothing I would buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours dark and black with a small off white head. Nose is wood and pine needles, some hay, light chocolate, coffee and berries. The taste is sweet at first but then accompanied but excellent bitterness. The mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, the body is light and the finish is long.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UncleKorm (997) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a huge thick long lasting tan head and excellent lacing. Big fresh hoppy aromas, pine, grapefruit rind, roast, malts, and chocolate. Initial flavor is a light sweet with a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are malty chocolates and roasted malt, pine hops, a hint of citrus, and a clean, bitter pine finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel average carbonation, and a warm finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Black pour with a big, foamy, white head. Thereís lots of floral and citrusy hops with a touch of pine. The roasted malts add a bit of chocolate and roast but without the usual chalkiness that I donít like in most black IPAís. The body is creamy, medium-full with soft carbonation.


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