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RATINGS: 319   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 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
courtesy of a fellow ratebeerian I just cant remember the name... - pours a very dark brown beer with a long lasting beige foam; solidly hopy with notes of pine and grapefruit; hints of caramel too; full-bodied and with a fair carbonation; smooth and fairly bitter, long hoppy fruity finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (12513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Beers like this help me turn the corner with this style. The earthy, bitter, danky hops work with the rasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle from whole foods. Shwartzbier up front, with complementary hops in finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"12 ouncer from a 4-pack. after Stone SSR and 15th AV, I dont 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!"

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11637) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons place 09/05/2016. Many thanks Daniel for this one. Amber brown coloured pour with a halo of greyish head. Aroma is slightly medicinal, plum, toasted grains, raspberry. Flavour is composed of slight stale grains, tangerine, sticky resin, toasted grains, pine. Palate is medium full, still my resin, moderate carbonation, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11219) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a clear dark brown with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty dark grains and roasted malts with an underlying earthy pine. Flavor has a combination of roasted malts and earthy pine with a creamy dark grain backbone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (11041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Awesome! Grapfruit peel, citrus notes, floral hops, roasted malt, light cocoa! Flavor is hoppy and roasty. Grapefuit peel up front, roasted malt, light coffee, good malt bill. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Tasted on tap at the brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Creamy head with a great dark, hoppy aroma. Very tasty dark body with a very floral, hoppy aroma. Despite the high ABV, you cant taste it. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10396) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours dark brown, with a thin beige head. Aromas pine, burnt toast. Taste is light bitter, pine, caramel. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (10217) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottlle. Extremely dark caramel red when held to light. Monster beige pillowy head. Mild aroma of citrus hop. Semi creamy mouthfeel. Very sweet taste of caramel, pine and citrus hop. Hard to describe but fantastic beer.


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