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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 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?


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into tulip with a date of 5/10/12 on bottle. From a recent trade courtesy patFC320 Appearance: This offering from Odell poured a dark brown/black with a 1 finger size frothy light brown head. Nice reddish hue on edges when held up to the light. Nice lacing evident. Smell: Surprisingly this is a very complex smelling beer with the hops standing out first. There is the floral and piney hops and the citrus hops present all at the same time. Then the dark malts come through with some bitter chocolate and toasted qualities. This is a very complex smelling beer. Taste: Wow not what I was expecting. There are some nice hops present but also the malts to counter those hops. Just a wonderful balance of fruity hops and malt to prevent this from being too bitter. Perfect balance represented here between the two as the hops also prevent this from being too sweet. The alcohol is non existent in the mouth. Mouthfeel: Nice creaminess with a slight thickness at first but then almost thinning out on the swallow when the hops shine with the aftertaste. Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed this double black IPA because I found it to be perfectly balanced without one aspect overpowering. It is too bad Odell does not distribute to my state because this is one Iíd seek out on a regular basis.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with just a hint of brownish amber when you hold up to the light. Medium creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of oranges, milk chocolate dipped oranges with a hint or caramel or toffee bits. Great hop nose. Hop flavor profile is great too. Mostly citrus pine and hints of floral hops. Bitterness is there buy nicely "restrained". Def IPA territory without being too much. Malts come together nicely. Roast level is low to none which again makes for one of the best black IPAs I have had to date!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (860) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (2803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at Prefunk, Boise, ID. Black with a thick tan head. Dense and lasting. Lacing that almost completely coats the glass. Rich soft roast and hoppy aroma. Huge sweet roasty chocolate flavor. The hops are second string here but this is a delicious brew. Thick and chocolatey. Just barely bitter enough to make it into the BIPA style. Iíve had export stouts or imperial porters like this. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1604) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Ft. Collins, CO. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit rind upfront with coffee in the background. The flavor is the opposite; dark chocolate and coffee are the most present with the hops taking a backseat and merely complementing the dark roasted malt flavor. A very well done black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6890) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"12 ouncer from a 4-pack. after Stone SSR and 15th AV, I donít think any other black ipa hangs with this bad boy. had it before bringing in the chrostmas tree...and they smelled the same! well, maybe a little more roast in the beer, but you get the idea. the hops used blended expertly with the dark malt to create a rich, piney brew, with roasted barley, licorice, chocolate, and an overall feeling of joy towards fellow man in the background. Similar to Deschutes Hop in the Dark but bigger. DEElicious. Between a 4.3 and a 4.4! Tasted damn fresh too!"

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2010
750 ml bottle from Tournament. Black pour, luscious creamy tan head. Fresh, piny hops aroma. Nice prickly carbonation mouthfeel, Flavor is a combo of roasted malt and more fresh, resinous, piny hops. Awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2020) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Pour is brown black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is floral pine and roasted scents. Taste is great with nice bitter hops which come off piny and roasted malt and earthy flavors. Palate is medium feel with a somewhat creamy texture and finishes chaulky. This is solid and like it as much if not more than Southern Tiers Iniquity.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12297) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown/black with a four finger foamy tan head. Aroma is a bit chocolate with a lot of varied hop. Med plus body. Flavor is creamy chocolatey malt with pine, citrus, floral and possibly other hops. Itís just a very flavorful and excellent beer. Finishes dryish, with a lot of hop bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Pours nut brown with off white head. nose is citrusy and rich with a roasted barley. on the tongue this beer is medium bodied boasting a layered malt with notes of graham cracker and toast moving to a polyphonic hop burst. Some bold and some subtle but a well arranged blend of resiny, grassy, and orange. Finish is crisp and authoritative. Just a kiss of alcohol to finish it. Good beer.


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