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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 Colorados 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 MSTs act of balance and harmony within nature or your glass. As the seasons darkness sets in why shouldnt your beer become darker as well?

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz. bottle. Aroma of dark, roasty, lightly sweet malts and piney, earthy, citric hops, with notes of black bread, faint chocolate, toffee, grapefruit and a certain floral, musky perfume in the background. A little hard to pin down, but pleasant enough. Deep, dark brown in color, fairly solid and nearly black, with a lasting, fine, light tan head. Flavor profile is very gently sweet and hoppy up front, turning drier and far more bitter thereafter, with a roasty, malty tone throughout and a brief glimpse of fiery alcohol at the finish. Plenty of effervescence on the palate, which is slick, resinous and drying, body is plenty full. The lingering impression is pretty much exactly as advertised, a fairly gigantic Double IPA with about a gazillion IBUs and a lightly roasty, chocolate and almost smoky malt character. Really pretty enjoyable, I have gone through a couple of 4-packs of this already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to mar. Deep black brew with some tan head. Lovin the nose - roasted malt, pine and citrus hops, and a little chocolate. More chocolate in the flavor with some nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
Poured a deep, deep brown with a nice light brown head. Smells of char, coffee, chocolate, pine, and resin. Sweet and smooth, with tastes of chocolate, coffee, and a nice hoppy resin finish. Very smooth and enjoyable. A great black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with a nice creamy tan head and some nice lacing. Malty aroma with some citrus hops. Taste is caramel malts with a little dark fruity flavor and citrusy. One of my faces, enjoy this Double Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours fairly black...very small tan head. Smells of roasted nuts with some hops. Mostly tastes like a mild IPA...you can barely get a sense of the roasted nuts in the taste that you get in the nose. A likable IPA, but not as complex or interesting as most black IPAs I've had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
From notes. Pours a deep brown with a very frothy looking light tan head. Very interesting aroma, nice balance between hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Defiantly some sweet tobacco, and roasty coffee bean aroma. Nice flavor, it is defiantly an IPA. A lot of black IPAs are too sweet IMO but this defiantly is dominated by bitter flavors not to say the malty sweetness is not there. Medium body with a carbonation on the high side of medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2866) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque brown black with creamy 1 finger head & excellent lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops and dark chocolate malts. Some pine and fruit complete a complex aroma mix. Flavor is much the same but the maltiness is more pronounced. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Excellent brew. Alcohol stays well hidden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar, Pour is a black with cream head, Nose is pine, hops, caramel, citrus,wet wood, roasty..Taste is pine, malts, caramel, coffee, hops..Palate is dark, and hoppy..alcohol is well hidden, such a solid black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15454) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa, pine, resin, grassy citrus and lightly toasted black malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draft at The Happy Gnome - Pours clear black, thick pale tan head, lovely lacing. Nose is graphite, hot metal, steely hops, if that makes sense, some grass, some light soap. Flavours of waxy, cheesy hops, some spicy light roast, soapy finish. I really didnt groove on this ones hops, but the malt bill seemed to be in the right place. Not a fan, which is a shame, because I normally LOVE the hoppy stuff from ODells. Pity.

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