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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 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?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2010
draft. sand colored fine bubbled head, near black body. nose is ipa-like citrus and pine tar, wet, dank and spicy, while the malt is heavy with toasted bread crumbs, light cream, light to medium chocolate, all coated in green zesty buzzing hop oil. medium chewiness, medium body, mostly smooth. enjoyable but seems to have a concrete/mineral yeast note late.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tap - a fairly creamy and smooth body for this style and strength - loads of green, oily, fresh hop flavor and aroma - a lot of black ipas fail to balance this with the chewy malt, but this does a fairly good job of it - the malt adds just enough of a sweetness to balance the hops and then gets the hell out of the way - slight roast on the back end that actually works well with the greenness of the hops - tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Poured at the Beer blogger conference for the speed blogging
Great aroma dark malts floral hops. Flavor was rich with roasty malt and hops with fruit and floral character. This had a wonderful finish a great Dark IPA for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
This black IPA is solid, but a little disappointing. i was expecting the hops to be much more prominent in both the aroma and taste, but the dark malt is the dominant part of this ale. Perhaps there is a good reason that Colorado hops are not a common ingredient in most beers . . . but I did enjoy the taste despite my expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown/black color with a massive tan head of at least 3 fingers that is very slow to recede. The head is a little annoying as I canít take a sip for quite a while. Head leaves lace as it settles. Hoppy aroma of slight citrus with a little hint of booze. Medium mouthfeel. The hops have a decent profile from start to finish. Iím surprised how present the alcohol is in this. Some roast as well. Decent flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Large beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit/orange, some roast, cocoa. Medium-full body, some resin,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a deep brown body and a long lasting, creamy brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, bready malts (sugar cookie), pine and tropical fruit. Flavors are hoppy, fruity, dusty, pine. Columbus in there I think (fruity hop notes that are similar). Dry, lively bubbles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2011
12oz bottle-pours deep brown with a red tinge with a small fizzy beige head. nose is sweet hops, lots of sugary qualities with lite earth and chocolate but really lite. smells alot like their Myrcenary IPA, which is wierd to me. Its like they just took some dark malt and threw it in a batch of that IIPA to get this beer. flavors are sweet citrus with some lite floral tones and sugary notes. lots of sweetness here which detracts from this beer. However, with that said, this beer doesnt have the metallic notes like alot of this style. if somebody can find an in-between of this and Stone Sublimely self riteous then things would be awesome! finish is very sweet with a lite tinge of choclate laced hops. a decent beer of the style but needs to be a bit drier/bitter/resinous in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6097) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Nose of roast chocolate caramel and pine resiny hops. Pours black tan creamy head and nice lace. Flavors of chocolate caramel and roasted malts slightly oily and hoppily acidic. Pine resin moderate hop bitterness. Mostly rather balanced and drinkable. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (615) - 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.


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