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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (938) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle into a medium Duvel glass. Pours a brown with large amber head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, peat, dark chocolate, musty notes. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malts, espresso, bitter chocolate, carob, straw and grapefruit hops. Overall very full bodies with a bitter edge but also lots of sweet malts, dark chocolate, and dark malts to form quite a tasty big black IPA....up there with my favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish-black with a two inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, hops, pine, citrus, fruit and resin. Similar aroma. Has a full body with a slight bitter and dry finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (913) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dalekliz (901) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Pours a murky dark golden-brown with off-white lacing. Aroma of pine hops and dark malt. Taste starts with a hoppy bitter bite then gets kind of watery, with some pine and sugar. Lingering light bitter pine notes. Eh, thereís not much going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a dark caramel color with thick creamy head with great retention. Big aromas of pine/citrus, slight pineapple, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of pine and chocolate upfront, slight earthy/herbal hops and a slight blend of caramel. More on the hop side but has a big malt backbone. Medium to high sweetness with a medium bitterness. On the sweet side all around but the hops poke their heads above it all to make a strong presence. One of the more enjoyable beers Iíve had in a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours a dark red/brown with light brown head. Smells very hoppy and roasty. Has an amazing combination of warm roasty flavors and complex hop aromas. The flavors combine well enough to balance out. Thereís not much as far as coffee aromas go (which I like). Ends with a subtle yet distinct war roasty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (869) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12oz picked up today at the COOP .... Poured into my HotD goblet.. 1" dark tan head atop deep dark brown brew... verging on black... nice sheets of lacing. Nose is very nice... big citrus and a little pine.. some lite chocolate and a touch of sweetness. Good bitterness up front.. resinous hops and a little sweet dark malt... the malts are more roasty black than chocolaty.. a little sweetness with warmth that helps bloom the flavors.... Body is a solid medium with good carbonation. Odell is a gem that seems too many people donít really appreciate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (848) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours deep brown with a thick beige head thatís frothy and long lasting with great lacing. Aroma is a great mix of roast and IPA, running the gamut from chocolate and caramel malts to tropical fruity hops. Taste is malt and alcohol up front, giving way to resiny hops that sustain some bitterness, eventually letting some roastiness through in the end with a faint bready malt aftertaste. Palate is smooth and thick, creamy with a dry finish. More hops than roast here, but overall it works out well. Alcohol is evident but not out of place. Not bad at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (836) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: three fingers of light brown head, dark brown color, clear, great lacing, lasting head. Aroma: grass, caramel, chocolate, citrus, light vanilla. Palate: medium to full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, lasting mild bitter finish, great lacing. Taste: medium sweetness that lasts for about a second, then breaks and gives way to medium bitterness. Overall, very well balance, pretty unique for a black IPA in my opinion, and just very good.

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