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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 306   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a dark chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that diminished slightly to a foamy residue which had great longevity and some awesome lacing. The aroma was of a dark bread malt, pine hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit, coffee and licorice. The taste was a bitter malty with a hint of licorice and dark fruit at first and then a nice bitter sweet hoppy flavor set in with a note of roasted coffee at the end. The flavor stuck around for quite a long time after the swallow with the taste of the pine hops left to linger on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was strong medium in body and a tad oily in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a bold and hoppy Black IPA with just the right amount of sweetness thus creating a perfect balance of flavors in this exceptional brew.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (2104) - 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 (145) - 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 (18738) - 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 (497) - 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 (14476) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (11361) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, pine, resin. Medium body, roast, pine, lingering bitterness, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17645) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours clear orange brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark mild roasted hops, some chocolate, mild grassy hops. Taste of sweet dark mild roasted malt, chcolate, mild bitter hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1153) - SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Dark red, bitter fruit aroma. Rich, fruity taste. Malty and tangy hop. Rich, apple-y aftertaste. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (13006) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at Leightons thanks to Dirty D. It pours darkest brown - black with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, pine needles, caramel, banana bread, stewed orange, peach and apricot. The taste is bitter, rich roast, umami, liquorice, charred wood ,cocoa, spice, raw alcohol, treacle and peach. Medium body and moderate , foamy carbonation. Nice elements to it, but it is a bit chewy and alcoholic. Not bad overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4654) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Extremely dark brown, hazy in colour with pine, tropical fruit, orange marmalade and chocolate flavours with liquorice and more spicy chocolate, red fruit and sarsaparilla on the smooth, vanilla and oak finish. Excellent!


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