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RATINGS: 321   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 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?

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4.6
t8dd (46) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Dark black. Near perfect balance of bitterness, malt and hop fruit. Damn good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
M82 (469) - 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 40° on it. Self-righteous definitely isn’t doing that.

3.5
unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours brownish black color with tan head. Aromas of lightly roasted malts, citrus and pine. Lots of grapefruit and pine flavors with some roastiness and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.9
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 On tap 1/19/2013. Appearance is dark brown with a thin frothy head and little lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine with plenty of malt character too. Taste starts off malty and sweet with a nice bready flavor and then a great hoppy grapefruit character with little bitterness. Excellent black IPA.

3.9
jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Deep brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, roasted malts, dank. Taste is coffee, lots of chocolate, pine, a hint of orange zest, and tree bark.

3.7
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. The look is brown to black in color, beige head, and dark. The smell is pine, nice hoppiness, malt, roasty, good blend. The taste is dank, bitter, hops, pine, fruit, malt, and roast.

4
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
(12oz bottle) medium clear brown, lasting tan head. Nose is super dank, Weed nuggets, grapefruit peel. Taste is dank, rich malt, citrus. Awesome. Syrupy.

4.3
TomDecapolis (4618) - 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!

3.9
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2013
12oz. bottle that poured a clear dark brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is a mixture of orange like hops with roasty caramel malts. Roasted flavors with chocolate in the background balanced out with piney hops. Nice palate with a clean finish, which is the only time I noticed the alcohol.

3.8
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
29th May 2011
Opaque dark brown beer. Amazing head! A quick swirl left a perfect spiral galaxy shape in the pale tan head! Typical Odell deftness and balance. Sotfish and semi dry palate. Fresh creamy dark malt well balanced with piney smooth hops. Just a trace of hop fruit. Smooth finish. Very well joined up.


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