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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As winter sets in we embrace the darkness with this Black IPA—released as Daylight Savings falls back to MST. We brew it with hops handpicked on Colorado’s Western Slope. The assertive American hop profile and roasted malt character balance perfectly with just a touch of bitterness. Go ahead. Give in to the dark side.

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3.8
allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, with a thin beige head. Aromas pine, burnt toast. Taste is light bitter, pine, caramel. Bitter finish.

4
daknole (11048) - 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.

3.7
phaleslu (10907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Pours a very dark brown color with a big, sticky tan head. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit citrus, peppery spices, roasted malts, toasted sugar, and cream. Flavor is essentially the same, with a nice balance of earthy hops and roasted malts. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. Good black IPA, tried back-to-back with the Grand Teton Trout hop and rated the same.

4.3
onceblind (10897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
GABF 2011. murky dark brown with a frothy light beige head. Big sticky hop aroma-grapefruit, juicy tropical mango and pineapple, slight chocolate tone. Outstanding hoppy sweet aroma. Juicy hop flavor, sweet chocolate, with an amazing balance between both. Big body with medium booziness, some dark fruit, a ton of citrus, loads of floral hop, but is also very sweet with dark malts. Crazy good.

3.5
KyotoLefty (10810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Nose of chocolate, light coffee, berries, lightly phenolic, fudge. Cloudy black with lace. Sweet and chocolaty, berries, light roasting, some alcohol and a bit of soy. nice fudge.

4.1
cubs (10742) - 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 can’t taste it. Highly recommended.

3.8
douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a pure black color with a huge thick beige head (actually we left this in the freezer for too long and it was pretty unsettled due to this). The aroma is a light roast and some citrus hops. The flavor is dominated by a nice earthy and dry roasted malt. Some rich caramel and citrus malts, lingering bitterness. Nice. Very easy to drink.

3.8
arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pour was dark brownish black with off white head, aroma brought notes of pine, grass, some toffee and caramel, hints of roast along with a sweetness from the citrusy notes. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, grass and pine bitter notes, some sweet toffee, caramel, roast and chocolate, finishes fairly bitter but smooth. Nicely done.

3.6
The_Osprey (9723) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle share at Leighton’s. As ’Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA’. Dark reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma is resin, cola, red berries, molasses, cola bottle sweets. Body is smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is soft cola, a little raisin, sodawater, some booze, pine.

3.8
bytemesis (9516) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle, thanks Jim! Pours clear reddish mahogany, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, pine, citrus. Flavor is about the same, light sweet, medium bitter, roasty. Medium body.


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