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RATINGS: 239   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?


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (265) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours a dark French roasted coffee color, hoppy nose, palate is like a stout meets a West Coast IPA, caramel/coffee all over the palate, yet a beautiful balance hides the 9.5% ABV, ending with a crisp, hoppy, deep roasted malty finish. This beer is stout meets DIPA. Outstanding!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours like the blackest of coffee with a finger of tan head and indiscernible beading. Nice lacing. This beer is extremely well balanced, atypical of the style. Roasted black malts are blanketed with an understated mix of hops. Nose caries through to the tongue. Comes across more as a "hoppy something darker" than a "darker something hoppy" - quite tasty though. The feel is suitable, as is the carbonation. Overall, a well-balanced Cascadian Dark Ale ;)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (258) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 One of my favorite ABAs. Restrained dark complexities balance assertive but respectful citrusy hop notes to create an outstanding ale. After a days work, this is at the top of my list. Earthy, bold, balanced, and satisfying. To take this up a notch, it does just fine in the frig for several months. I actually prefer it fresh, or with about three months of 40į on it. Self-righteous definitely isnít doing that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JustDrinkIt (257) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Really a solid beer. It could be just me, and probably is, but for a 9.5avb beer this is surprisingly session-able. Great roasty malt flavor and a solid hop note to back it up. Iíll go back for more again and again.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 5, 2011
This beer is very strong, it looks more like a stout and not much of an ipa flavor in this.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonmac (252) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frahmo (248) - Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2013
12 oz bottle, poured a nice black with a single finger of brown foam. Strong malty taste on a medium body. Bitter flavors are toned down. Alcohol content is barely noticable. One of my favorite beers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours black with a minimal tan head. Nose is toffee, malt, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is toffee and coffee, but with a berry or citrus sweetness you get with some milder blends. There is no trace of the 9.5% ABV. The hops, on the other hand, are apparent and add a bit of a bite that is very enjoyable. Great mouthfeel. Iím really enjoying this. It is probably the best black IPA Iíve had to date.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (213) - - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle pour. Black IPAís are my favorite and this one hold true to the style. Itís hard to believe this brew is 9.5%. It has a good roasted coffee taste with a solid hop aroma. Well-crafted.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cthomas2390 (211) - Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Black pour. Nice earthy hops aroma. Malty note matches resiny hops. Very clean dry finish.


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