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RATINGS: 319   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jkbachman (181) - - NOV 27, 2012
Citrus, pine, and floral hop aroma is very prominent. Interesting take on black IPAs and making it an imperial black IPA. Well balanced and now one of my favorite beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KevinReddirt (139) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Given to me to sample by a very good beer friend from his cellar. It came in a 12 oz. bottle with some nifty artwork on the label. The pour yields a stout-like dark, almost jet black, body along with a foamy beige top that leaves a good accounting of the sips I take. The nose is unexpected for an IPA, earthy, malty and some spice. A drink gives an interesting combination of malt and resin, biscuit and a vanilla-chocolate finish. A touch of bitterness lingers. Quite involved, very appealing. A great Black IPA, better than most Imperial IPAs. A great day indeed. Oh, and the bottle says 10.6% abv. Strong in many ways.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2449) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle. Blackish-dark brown with a medium beige head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma packs a wallop and I can smell this one from across my desk--no real need to set this under my nose to get a whiff. The aroma features pine, oak barrel, cocoa and toffee. The taste echoes the notes detected in the aroma. The palate is full and the carbonation is soft. Finished long and dry. Overall: Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6664) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2017
Aroma is pine/pine needles, spices and dark malts. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, pine needles, grapefruit and an acidic/bitter/slightly sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1595) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Cocoa nibs aroma, complex fruits, dark fruit, woody cherry toasted coconut. Same taste, some cola, not much booze, complex dark malts, fairly malty, mild dryish finish. KInd of a barleywine, more malty than ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk dregs run. Appearance - opaque brown to black. Nose - toffee and marmalade. Taste - more of the same. Luscious marmalade and toffee. A touch of chocolate kicking I around the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - like this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (3517) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Dark brown. Nose is pine, light roast, faint sweetness. Tastes similar, piney hops, light coffee and chocolate, light booze. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10388) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23901) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
bottle at home .. dark black .. small tan hea d...dry dusty caramel toffee .. roast malt nose ...too much caramel tooffee fruit ., herbal woody toffee

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (825) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Tasted from can. Pours black with light tan head. Aroma is huge citrus with a faint chocolate note. Taste is well balanced with nice malt backbone. Flavors of orange, grapefruit, lemon, floral with a faint coffee and chocolate finish. Overall a very well done black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle. Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Fantastic Ruby Red against light. Good creamy tan head. Good lacing. Very Malty; toasty malts, toffee, coffee, chocolate. Spicy; peppery. Hoppy; piney resinous and floral hops. Fruity; orange and grapefruit citrus. Nice malt/hop/fruit balance. Initially sweet then moderately bitter malty spicy and citrus fruity hoppy throughout. Quite dry and salty. Bitter hoppy finish. Liked this a lot. Terrific Double BIPA! (2016-08-19)


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