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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1880) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. A- Hoppy, piney, citrus, black pepper, spices, musty, roasty. A- Black color, dark brown liquid, tan head. T- Bitter, rye, pepper, earthy, pine, caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- A lovely black IPA and one of the better Ive had in the style. I liked the bottle artwork a lot. The beer was well balanced and just a nicely brewed beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1816) - Penfield, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours a dark ruby red with a thin khaki head. Aromas of floral hops, some roast and oddly enough, coffee. Taste is pretty standard for a black ipa, but the thin mouthfeel really detracts from this one. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a large fluffy head, that subsides to about 1/8 inch of creamy beige foam.

Aroma: Big herbal hops, medium roast, sassafras.

Taste: Chocolate malt,big herbal hops. roast, big abrasive bittering hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lively carbonation.

Overall: A unique roasty black ale. This came across as more like a big porter or stout as opposed to a double IPA with color.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1764) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong roasted malts and piney hops. Taste is pine, roast, dark chocolate, bread. Dark malts and the hops play very together in this one. Really nice black IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1736) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
750ml bottle. Wow are Odell corks tight! Pours dark brown/black with a monstrous creamy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted malts, some black licorice, and resiny piney tarry hops.

The flavor is roasted malts with a little sweetness and a good amount of fruity, medium bitter, hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very solid, well balanced, brew. Nothing over the top, but very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the warming sneaks up on you.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12oz picked up today at the COOP .... Poured into my HotD goblet.. 1" dark tan head atop deep dark brown brew... verging on black... nice sheets of lacing. Nose is very nice... big citrus and a little pine.. some lite chocolate and a touch of sweetness. Good bitterness up front.. resinous hops and a little sweet dark malt... the malts are more roasty black than chocolaty.. a little sweetness with warmth that helps bloom the flavors.... Body is a solid medium with good carbonation. Odell is a gem that seems too many people dont really appreciate.

3.1
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1697) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Odell is one of my longtime favorite breweries and the Black IPA style is quickly becoming one of my most sought-after styles. So its no great surprise to find that I really liked this beer. A lot. Let me start off by saying that the bottle art is insanely cool. Yes, I love most of Odells art, but this design deserves special recognition. The appearance of this brew is a work of art in its own right. This ale has a definitive shade of black that reveals some brown and mahogany color when held up to light. Head is a gorgeous toasted marshmallow color with a clean look and smooth surface. The aroma reveals fresh roasted coffee sensations and some sweet booze from the 9.5% ABV. Flavor is exceptionally balanced. The coffee and hop dynamics are almost at a perfect equilibrium. Palate is flawless. Its sleek going down and leaves behind a boozy bitterness that gets caked onto everything. While Mountain Standard doesnt dethrone Stones Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale as my favorite Black IPA, its quite possibly the smoothest Black IPA Ive had. Its the most beautiful by far.

4.1
   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.


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