overall
98
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18266) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle at Bespin, thanks to Daniel Sprey, 09/05/16. Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is leafy hop, pine, straw, burnt biscuit, toffee. Taste comprises rich malt, spice, pine needle, toffee fudge, charr. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with leafy hop bitterness. Ok CDA ... a touch sweet overall ... would prefer more bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (3084) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
Pours foggy brown with low off white head Aromas of tropical fruits, caramel, chocolate, , coffee, pine Taste has a nice caramel maltyness , hoppy tropical fruityness , hints of coffee

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4367) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Pours deep brown to black with low tan head. Aroma of citrus, chocolate, light coffee tones. Taste is mellow sweet chocolate with a hint of subtle coffee bitter in the finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3402) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a low off white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, roasted malt, chocolate, fruit jam. Taste is very nice balance between roasted chocolate notes and tropical fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11964) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle on the bus. Pours deep brown, nose is salty toffee, pine, roasted, taste is roasted, coffee, toffee, dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours brown black with brown head. Aroma is fruity and roasty. Taste is peach sweet, mango sweet, slight roastiness, hint of coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (221) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours dark brown with good beige head. Aroma of pine hope and sweet malt. Taste is dry with slight call hops turning into citrus bitterness. Slight malt smokey finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3588) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Disappointingly a couple of months past its best before. pours mahogany with a good frothy cream head. lovely sweet pineapple aroma with a little background coffee. The taste is sweet at first with light spice and pine before a much more bitter finish. The hops dominate, but there are some really good chocolate and coffee notes in the background. Really good. Would have been even better fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle from whole foods. Shwartzbier up front, with complementary hops in finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (907) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Nose is citrus pine, lemons, soy, seaweed,hint of charcoal. Taste is light coco, coffee hint of cola, leading to soy, hint of cream. Second sip brings more of the hops in the pine finish. Third brings some sticky black fruits and more roast notes. This is one of the very few black IPAs Ive enjoyed. The hops are restrained, brining a pleasing bitterness, rather than a disjointed hop bomb.


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