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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 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?


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle pours very dark brown with one finger khaki head. Smell is a little piney with lemony citrus and some sweetness from the grains. The taste is smooth a fairly light, a bit different than the nose. The grain is stronger than the hops and has a moderately strong roast. The hop flavor is mostly in the finish with a bitterness that competes with the grains and a light pine and citrus that let’s it be smooth a malty but just enough bite to be an ipa. It is a clean beer with no off or extremely strong stand out flavors, just nice and mellow throughout. For the strength it does not show it. Another great brew from Odell.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Solid Hoppy ipa nose. Taste is where it gets good. Chocolate and citrus. November to hops balance and finishes sweet and slightly bitter. Alcohol hidden well. Really good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (646) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2012
Oh man, what an exceptional double black! I have a new favorite black and I’m expecting this to be the one to beat on this trendy season. I hope this gets into regular rotation beyond the trendy black season. Well done!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (631) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Stanley’s Beer Fest 10/6, BOTTLE. Pour is dark brown with hints of red. Aroma of citrus, caramel, pine, Taste is well balanced. Mouthfeel is almost creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2011
A black beer with a red tinge and a small beige head. The aroma is fruit and pine hops, very nice. The flavor starts with roasted malt flavor and ends with very good fruity and pine hops characteristics. Very enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonmac (603) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap pour at Town Hall Lanes. A questionable glass holding a wonderful, nearly perfect beer. A roasted malty ale leads but coupled by a compliment of hops. Just a great beer that showcases taste, mouthfeel, aftertaste, and perfection. Please go out and order this one!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Pours jet black with a thick brown head and tons of lacing. Aromas are alcohol, malt, and pine hops. The taste is bitter hops and burnt malt. The moutfeel is creamy and long. Delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (596) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Tap. Black color with tan white head. Subtle pleasing aroma. Smooth at first then perfect balance of sweet malty and alcohol. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Pours inky brown, completely black and opaque in the glass, with a big tan head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, toffee, coffee, and toast. Medium-full body, zesty and dry. Mild sweetness, then a tiny bit crisp, medium-strong bitter finish. A big, complex brew. Excellent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2012
As far as Black ipa’s go, this is the pinnacle. It pours deep brown/black with very little head but a fair amount of lacing nonetheless. The smell is roasted grain, light citrus, and caramelized sugar. The taste is brilliant. There’s a beautiful porter like depth balanced with crisp refreshing hops that come together like magic. Until I find a superior black ipa, this one will remain an almost perfect score for me.


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