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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 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?


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sudsmeister (64) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bt the time I got this 4 pack of 12 ouncers home, they were at a great temperature to drink (50ish). It poured a thick opaque with big head which settled slowly. The first thing to jump out was the cocoa, then the hops; an interesting one-two punch that was very enjoyable. The alcohol was well hidden. I hope to pick up another 4 pack before it’s gone for the season. Great stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Dark brown with a medium head and a medium body. Aroma of pine, some toasted bread, and some lemon. Flavor favors the hops, but there is still a notable chocolatelyness that rounds out the beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1155) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Extremely dark brown, light cream head. Aroma of cream, malted milk shake really, light high notes of orange citrus. Drinks with a smooth creamy medium body, high bright citrus hops with delicious chocolatey malt, banana and bubblegum background, very light yeasty bread on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sudsnbudsMN (5) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013 does not count
Crack a bottle again for the first time... I figure that I have drank my share of Odell 4-packs but I receive a generous gift and decided to hoard all four. He’s the lowdown: A-Righteously bright, for a dark brew. A mellow wake-up. T-Smooth as french silk pie. Pairs very well with sweet, chocolatey desserts. O-I struggle to find a downfall in this beer, no surprise. Almost makes a guy wanna move to Colorado! Try a 2pull of Indeed Brewing’s Midnight Rider and Day Tripper if you can’t get your hands on a Mountain Standard. PEACE

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (354) - - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uhclem (361) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
The best DIPA (or any IPA, so far) that I have had. This is a sumptuous, opulent ale that starts with a light pine and citrus nose, develops into a near-perfect blend of malt and hops and finishes hoppy and leaves the mouth begging for more. Hard to believe the ABV, it is so well-hidden. Drink this. Drink it now.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2010
750ml bottle corked and caged poured onto a Tulip at 41°. Color is black, a hint of maroon showing when held up to a light. Carbonation is good producing a big tan head. Aroma is big on the hops with a back note of roasted malt. The bold medium body has a smooth mouth feel with a slight fizziness. Flavor jumps out with a deep roasted taste of coffee and chocolate then a bit of floral hops comes in followed by a mellow bitterness. In the after taste the hops turn from floral to a very light citrus and the bitterness comes up giving it a slightly dry feel. This brew rocks, it may be the best Black IPA I have had so far. Its amazingly complex and rich yet very drinkable. Its only down fall is the $13.50 price tag, if it was a little less I would drink it everyday.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nikiel (877) - 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. There’s not much as far as coffee aromas go (which I like). Ends with a subtle yet distinct war roasty flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
taster at Odell on 11/18/11. deep ruby / brown pour with a 1+ finger creamy tan head. deep floral / citrus hop nose. medium body with chewy citrus / pine hops backed by nice roasted malts and light chocolate. really nice flavoring hop use. sweet malt / bitter finish - a bit dry.


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