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RATINGS: 311   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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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (756) - 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 (2660) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1194) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Can. Doesnt stand out in any way. Aroma is some roasted barley with a bit of hops on top. Flavor has some nice chocolate. Hop profile is minimal and non-distinct. A little astringent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Livendadream (227) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Can pours a dark brown color with a red hue. A huge Insanely dense tan head that hangs around for the intire drink, leaving lace on glass at every swallow. Aromas of pine,baked sugar, toasted bread and caramel. Tastes of roasted grain, resin, and toffee. Medium body, smooth coating mouthfeel, perfect carbonation,and a malty, toasty finish. This is a perfectly balanced beer. The alcohol content is hidden well, making this beer very easy to consume. Excellent hops flavors meld nicely with the roasted grains, creating a magical IPA. Nice!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4610) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2016
12oz bottle from Hippo beers. Very dark reddish brown, good head. Sweet milky toffee coffee aroma. Settet chocolate and treacle flavour. A bit too sickly sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (2140) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2016
On tap. Pours a black color with a nice head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, bit of malt sweetness and pine in the background. Taste of roasted malt, a subtle sweetness with a bit of dark fruit and hint of chocolate. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, Nice blend of hops and malt that make this a tasty treat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostbeer (173) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 8, 2016
I loved this black IPA. It was cocoa roasty and had a bitter hoppiness. I enjoyed this beer paired with chocolate cheese. The sweet with the bitter contrast really worked spectacularly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle at Shnoodlepip after GBBF 2016, Tuesday. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Hoppy licorice aroma, caramel, citrus, some cocoa. Hoppy chocolate flavor, grapes, licorice, hay, cocoa notes, some ice coffee. Quite nice. 747414

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (529) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Really drinkable and well balanced BIPA. Quite subdued compared to a lot of offerings, moderate in hoppiness, roastiness and bitterness. Really very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisOs after GBBF Day 1. Nice dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, average to medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts and hops. Taste malts, dark malts, hops, nice roasted bitter and hop bitter finish. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Nice.


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