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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?


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draft at The Happy Gnome - Pours clear black, thick pale tan head, lovely lacing. Nose is graphite, hot metal, steely hops, if that makes sense, some grass, some light soap. Flavours of waxy, cheesy hops, some spicy light roast, soapy finish. I really didn’t groove on this one’s hops, but the malt bill seemed to be in the right place. Not a fan, which is a shame, because I normally LOVE the hoppy stuff from O’Dells. Pity.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with a nice creamy tan head and some nice lacing. Malty aroma with some citrus hops. Taste is caramel malts with a little dark fruity flavor and citrusy. One of my faces, enjoy this Double Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft. Pours deep black with a firm tan head. Nose is both hoppy and burnt maltiness. Taste is very bitter and roasty also. Alcohol is a bit in your face at the end. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
750ml bottle. Wow are Odell corks tight! Pours dark brown/black with a monstrous creamy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted malts, some black licorice, and resiny piney tarry hops.

The flavor is roasted malts with a little sweetness and a good amount of fruity, medium bitter, hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very solid, well balanced, brew. Nothing over the top, but very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the warming sneaks up on you.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1635) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1582) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. A- Hoppy, piney, citrus, black pepper, spices, musty, roasty. A- Black color, dark brown liquid, tan head. T- Bitter, rye, pepper, earthy, pine, caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- A lovely black IPA and one of the better I’ve had in the style. I liked the bottle artwork a lot. The beer was well balanced and just a nicely brewed beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to mar. Deep black brew with some tan head. Lovin the nose - roasted malt, pine and citrus hops, and a little chocolate. More chocolate in the flavor with some nuttiness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Almost as good as Stone's More Brown Than Black. Hoppy yet malty; malty yet hoppy. Great flavor with just a nice tinge of bitterness. Home run! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
This is a very, very nice looking beer. It’s a very dark brown color with a light/medium brown colored head. The aroma is slightly malty, almost roasted, but it has a really nice combination of earthy hops and roasted malts. Gentle and very nice. It has somewhat if a dull mouth feel and my first impression was that of an imperial brown ale crossed with an IPA. Tastes like an IPA, but with tiny hints of smooth, earthy roasted malts and finishes extremely clean. Overall, this is a a fantastic beer that combines everything in a really easy-to-drink package. One of my favorite black IPAs. Oh, and you would never guess by the flavor how much alcohol is in this!


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