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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Mountain Standard Double Black IPAMountain Standard Double Black IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

576 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 11-15-2010)
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Bockrules

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a dark, used-motor oil black capped by a creamy, tan, two-finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind a nice wall of lacing.

S - Upon opening the bottle, there is a light nose of chocolate and malt - not much hinting at what lies within! In the glass, licorice, molasses, and alcohol notes begin to come out.

T - Chocolate malt upfront. The body is a delicious blend of dark rum, licorice, and molasses overlain on a rich, chocolate backbone. A bit more chocolate and touch of bitterness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a complex and delightful finish of candied plum, dark rum, and chocolate.

M - Full bodied and creamy like a good stout, but also embodies some of the chewyness of a well-crafted IPA. Just about perfect!

I figured that I'd finally pull this out of my refrigerator and review it after a hard weekend of working on the house and selling some car parts. The fact that today we switched back to Mountain Standard Time from daylight savings is only icing on the cake! This is a fantastically complex and rich beer that blends the attributes of two of my favorite styles: hardy stouts and IPAs. It is really just absolutely delicious and I could see myself drinking a couple of these in an evening if only I could erase from my memory the disaster resulting from $2 a pint Old Rasputin....

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 06:13:51 | More by Bockrules
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark burgundy brown color with a thin but even layer of toffee colored foam which sticks to the sides of the glass like glue.

S - Chocolate roasted malt, light char, and tangy citrus.

T - Follows the nose: Bitter chocolate roast throughout and ends with a tangy grapefruit/citrus, and pine finish. The lingering flavor on the palate is chocolate bitterness and a resiny coating of citrus.

M - Thick medium body and almost creamy carbonation.

O - Definitely worth trying and I'm not a fan at all of Black IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 02:22:57 | More by jzeilinger
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with dense creamy tan head. Heavy lacing left behind and great head retention. Nose starts with some nice herbal hops along with some bright fruity notes. This is paired with a nice robust roasted barley note. Taste is herbal up front with plenty of roasted notes and piney hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of the black IPA since they often seem gimmicky. This one melds the dark malts nicely with the hop profile and makes for a delicious beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2014 21:47:42 | More by homebrew311
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Newcastle Brown Ale signature glass. The pour is black (predictably) with a well-formed beige head that retains quite well for such high ABV. Very porter-like in appearance. The nose is roasty, but also hoppy and fruity. It reminds me of espresso and lemon.

The beer has a medium body with an interesting flavor. It's neither super-roasty nor super-hoppy. It has some nice roasted notes up front with plenty of sweetness to balance it out. The beer gets fruitier as it travels over the palate. The finish is slightly sweet, lemony, and leaves a hint of roastiness lingering. The feel is nice and creamy and it hides its alcohol extremely well.

I don't drink Black IPAs very often, but I always appreciate a good one. The blend of light roastiness and lemony hoppiness makes for an interesting, complex flavor. This one is a good one.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 23:58:36 | More by deadonhisfeet
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colts9016

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at 46 degrees.

Appearance: A two finger head that is medium tan color with great retention. The head left a good amount of lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is dark brown, like used motor oil. A few highlight in the beer which are a deep rich mahogany in color. Overall a very good appearance.

Smell. A deep rich roasted malt aroma, with biscuit, chocolate, and coffee aromas. The hops of the beer is rich grapefruit, pine and citrus. In the background is a hint of phenol.

Taste: A rich roasted malt with yeast, bittersweet chocolate, and espresso. The hops in the flavor is rich and full bodied, with grapefruit, pine, and lemons.

Mouth feel of the beer is astringent, coating, warm, and carbonated.

Overall: This is a very good example of a black IPA, the body of the beer is solid, and the hops gives a well rounded performance. I really enjoyed drinking this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 09:09:20 | More by colts9016
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pored 12 oz bottle into snifter. Best by 2/27/14

A - A very dark walnut wood color, almost black with a 2 finger khaki Excellent retention and lacing.

S - Big roasted malts give this a bitter chocolate and coffee forward nose. Some floral, earthy. pine hops play along.

T - Taste is more hop forward compared to the nose. I pick up some piney, earthy hops, but the bitterness eventually yields to the roasted malts. The dark chocolate and light coffee are on display in the middle. It finishes with some piney hops and as someone else mentioned a little mint.

M - Medium body with a richness and good carbonation.

O - A nice black ale that does a good job melding the roasted malts and bitter hops together. The alcohol is not present and it is quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 20:44:27 | More by Ri0
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kwc017

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maui Brewing Company pint glass. Super dark, almost pure black. Smell is wonderful. Malt, Chocolate, hop, a little mint as well. Taste is, well, sip, sip, sip. You feel the alcohol more than you can taste it. I'm sure it could creep up on you pretty quick. Taste is malty goodness, chocolate, hop and more hop. Great beer from a world class brewery. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 05:35:25 | More by kwc017
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a near black with just a light hinge of brown, half finger of tan head, nice lacing

Smell is well very nice, like mix of Myrcenary and a imperial stout, tropical at first with a lot of pineapple and oranges then turns in to a roasted note, chocolate, espresso, and more chocolate

Taste is like a spicy and piney hoppy imperial stout, you do get a little orange citrus that mixed with a chocolate very nicely, cocoa, vanilla, pine, pineapple, spruce and a light toffee, you can feel the alcohol ever so lightly in the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the heavier side, not quite like some big stouts but certainly higher then most DIPAs, medium light carbonation, slight dryness on the backend

Wow, I thought New Glarus Black Top had its self together as far as the blending of the styles goes. This is quite a bit bigger beer, but it is in perfect harmony between hops, malt, alcohol presence and feel. Really good stuff. I am trying this for the first time and it is 5 days before its best by date, I know it is not that old but I do wonder if I would like it as much fresh with more of a hop bite, either way I am glad I was able to get some for 6.50 a 4 pack!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 21:52:59 | More by nickapalooza86
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Russ_Guill

Nebraska

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours deep black with a medium head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma is chocolatey and malty, with pleasing piney hop fragrance.

The taste is a combination of hop bitterness, chocolate malt, and slight alcohol burn. The bitterness remains, but the chocolate lingers on the back of the tongue even longer.

Medium mouthfeel; not too heavy and not too light. Just right.

Overall, this is a fun and complex beer. The hops balance well against the chocolate maltiness.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 02:34:23 | More by Russ_Guill
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- black as tar. 1 finger khaki head. Outstanding lacing

S- One of the more hop present Black IPAs I have had. Lots of citrus and hop character. Minty almost. Dig deep to find the roasted notes the labeling speaks of.

T- Hop forward again with the roast and malt settling in well towards the finish. Juicy initially before the charred toast and spice comes through.

M- Mid body. Warmth is certainly there, making this a great feel in the winter. Maybe a little slick feel.

O- Amazing really. The biggest problem I have with most black IPAs is that they are really more of a hoppy stout than a dark ipa. This one stays true to form better than any other that I have tried.

Reviewed 1-19-14
Best by 1-22-14
4 pk for $11

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 23:06:50 | More by Bosoxfan20
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haggadah

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I generally don't like stouts. They're too much of everything, and very little balance. But Mountain Standard made a believer out of me. It's strong, and hella spicy. And then the alcohol hits you. If a beer could be exciting, this is it for me. The taste will distract you from whatever else you're doing; you can't ignore it.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 19:26:10 | More by haggadah
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spoony

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (best by February 18, 2014) into a tulip.

A-A slightly aggressive pour produces about two fat fingers of khaki head with so-so retention. The lacing is solid and leaves nice waves of foam on the way down the glass. The beer is pretty black and opaque. Good-looking stuff.

S-The aroma is heavy on the citrus with orang zest, grapefruit, and maybe a bit of slightly sweeter fruit like tangerine. There is very little to suggest I'm drinking a black ale at first, but as the brew warms up, I get a bit of rye bread and cocoa.

T-The taste is also heavy on the citrus with zesty orange and grapefruit, as a well as some pine bitterness. The hops are nicely balanced by cocoa and milk chocolate notes from the malts. Roasted flavors are pretty subdued, but there is a nice bit of chocolate going on. Alcohol is well-concealed.

M-The feel is medium to slightly heavy in body for the style. Carbonation is average.

O-This is a hop-heavy example of the style that drinks much like a IIPA, so props to Odell for truth in advertising this Double Black IPA. This tasty beer that hides its alcohol well and provides a nice balance between citrus hops and chocolate-forward malts. A nice hoppy beer for this brisk winter evening and a good break from my stout binge of the past few weeks.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 03:48:23 | More by spoony
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bennett_loves_good_beer

Wyoming

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Poured into a new belgium globe. Best by date of february 2014. Conservative pour yields three fingers of light tan head. Thick and creamy head built up slowly. Lots of stickage on the glass and the head retains nicely.

Smell: Hops take the forefront of the nose with fruity and pine notes. Also chocolate and coffee finish off the nose. Smell fantastic. Like the more hop forward aroma and think that is what this style should bring.

Taste: Initial blast of fruity hops immediately gives way to roasted malts. Hop bitterness lingers throughout but also melds with the dark malts of the beer, for a delicious brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Hop bite throughout with roastiness mixing in with the fruity hops. No bite of alcohol despite the higher abv.

By far the best black IPA I have had as it should be since it is the most expensive. More flavorful with the hops and the malt over any other I have tried. Odell brewing does it again. WOW just a fantastic "black IPA" that blows any others that I have tried out of the water. Don't really have any complaints about this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:41:19 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown glass bottle with a drink by date of 1/22/14 marked on the label. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler.

Appearance - Pitch black body with next to no light filtering through. When held up directly in front of a light source, there is a dull burgundy hue visible. Atop the body sits a healthy three-finger head, and I must've gotten a little carried away with the aggressiveness of my pour, as this baby is coming over the edges. Head is rich, dense foam the color of chocolate mousse, and the pocking begins immediately, giving it the look of the inside of an english muffin. As it dissipates, it leaves sticky, webbed lacing around the glass. As I drink it down, it again leaves pronounced, sticky rings.

Smell - Notes of roasted malt, charred bread, earthy, soil-like hop characteristics, and a faint medicinal quality that seems to fade as the liquid warms to room temperature. There is a pretty detectible presence from the alcohol as well, leaving those familiar piercing esters. I wish it was a bit more aromatic.

Taste - There is a lot of the alcohol character in the taste, along with more subtle elements of dark fruits--black currants, dates, plums and some fainter notes of roasted cacao and maybe fresh-brewed coffee. There is a slightly sourish twinge on the finish--not sour like you'd expect from wild bacteria, but sour like you might expect from some kinds of grain or bread, like wheat and rye.

Mouthfeel - Semisweet finish, with a body on the heavy side of moderate, along with ample carbonation. There is a silky feel on the tongue after the swig has been swallowed.

Overall, a decent take on the black ale style. I wish there was a bit more hop presence, as the crazy blend of floral, herbal hops and earthy, roasty malts is what I love about the "black IPA" style in the first place. I also think the ABV level on this one gets a bit away from them, imparting more heat than I would expect, even of an imperial version of the style. Trust me, however, when I say I won't mind finishing the 4-pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 00:54:11 | More by LambicPentameter
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

App: Red with dark heart. Sort of like pomegranate juice in the sun. Thick head that persists over time.
Smell: Assertive smells of malty sweetness coupled with hops bitterness in the background. Notes of chocolate, fresh bread and uncooked batter. Definite yeasty pungency.
Taste: Smokey sweet malt flavor comes on strong, but dissipates quickly. Tastes commingle half way through a drink, combining to create a taste that is none of its components. Finishes with a lingering savory taste anchored in the hoppy bitterness.
Mouth: Smooth and soft. Heavy and approaching a syrupy lingering sweetness usually associated with stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2013 06:27:18 | More by ZoomanCru
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So I will open by admitting that if it's done really well, I really like a good CDA. This is an excellent example.

Pours into the glass like a porter: deep brown bordering on black with a modest tan head that leaves traces of itself around, marking the depth on the glass as I enjoy the liquid below it.

The nose starts off slightly sweet: almost a floral hop with chocolate roasty body. Delving deeper into my nose hole, the oily hops take on a pine characteristic, and some of the alcohol starts to seep through.

When it hits your lips though...

Flavour starts off like a big juicy DIPA, with juicy hops and a full body with enough malt sweetness to balance. Then the tongue realizes that instead of just being good old caramel or bread, that's chocolate butting its way in. Some sweet honey, alcohol is more present on the tongue than on the nose, some coffee and finishes with the pine and grapefruit bitterness (again) of a great DIPA.

The bitter lingers on the tongue as it is wont to do, but it's not just piney hops, it's bakers chocolate and the thick smoothe body as well that sticks with you. There's a little bit of alcohol flavour, but there's essentially no burn, and I would easily believe this were in the 6% range as opposed to almost 10% if I didn't know better. Well hidden.

As I said up top, I am a fan of well done Cascadian Darks. This is one of the best I've had. This continues the trend I've noticed since moving to the midwest: I'd never had their product before, but holy shit those folks at Odells know what they're doing. This is an outstanding beer from an amazing brewery. I don't think it's hyperbole to say I'd put it among my favourite beers I've had. Period.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:58:31 | More by kemoarps
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drop6301

Minnesota

3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First Review. Just saying.

Poured from a bottle into a Surly Darkness snifter glass.
Note: Reviewer suspects some aging. See Aroma.

Appearance: I like the look. A nice abysmal black color with a nice creamy-tan, two finger head holding on for some time. Lacing was great.

Aroma: The hop character was hidden in the roast- chocolate-alcohol aroma. (I suspect that the beer was not exactly fresh because there was a subdued hop character with another funky smell.) I also picked up a some smoky character. After all of that there was a little Piney-citrus.

Taste: Like the aroma, the malt character stood out. There was the roasti-chocolate. The alcohol flavor was there. The bitterness seemed to come from both hops and malt, which I thought made it meld well. I Picked up a resinous-piney taste. Citrus notes. A dry end with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Some warming from the alcohol.

Overall: I liked the beer. I'm unfamiliar with the style, but it seems a little more hop American hops character would have made it great.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 04:44:58 | More by drop6301
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 4.5 - This is a pretty good looking beer, definitely lives up to their double IPA. Dark brown-black colored beer with a nice off white-tan head that leaves great lacing on the glass.
S - 4.0 - Some citrusy/piney hops with roasted malts/coffee in the background. What a black IPA should smell like.
T - 4.5 - Definitely a lot of the same citrusy orange zest, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors seen in Myrcenary but with a dark roasted malt background.
M - 4.5 - medium mouth feel. Definitely half way in between a stout and an IPA. Alc is there but appropriate for the style. Aftertaste is bitter citrusy hops.
O - 4.5 - Nice. I liked this the first time I had it, and I like it again now. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:14:24 | More by ISmith87
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of SalukiAlum (I think) pours a dark brown color with a nice creamy cap of tan head. Awesome retention and even better lacing. Its nice when a beer label is actually informative, looks like this is an uber fresh example since last Saturday was DST fallback.

Nose is fruity hops with a chalky, roasted maltiness that combines to give it a plum-like aroma. Smells pretty good, not acrid or overly bitter.

The hops definitly dig deep right from the start all the way to a pithy finish, there is a ton of hops in here. The malts are thankfully not as roasty as some of these Black IPAs can get. Hops are lush, fruity and bright, also fairly unique in this style. Excellent beverage, Odell can make some damn fine hoppy beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 22:22:56 | More by twiggamortis420
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Auraan

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep coffee black with a one finger off-white head. Quite stout like in appearance, but very nice. Scents of peat moss, pine, roast malt and black coffee. True to style, the earthy qualities and hops shine through, backed by a nice roast and black malt scent. Very well done. Taste is roast malt, a bit of alcohol mingling in the background and finish, an ample level of piney hops, citrus pith and grapefruit, some very faint hints of coffee and sweetness and a nice earthiness in the background. It's a very good set of flavors, hoppy yet roasty, bitter with an earthy hint. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation and some alcohol burn with an oily-slick finish. Very good, quite nice to drink. Overall this is a good black IPA. It's got the hops, it's got the earthiness and it's got the roastiness to compete with others in it's class.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 05:38:41 | More by Auraan
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: The body is espresso bean black with only the faintest of a brown hue coming through the edges in the light. The head is a frothy mocha color that slowly recedes to a bubbly film. Sheets of webby lacing like a net cover the glass.

Aroma: Hoppy and piny up front, then covered in a sweet oily black licorice with faint roasted malts in the background.

Taste: Very hoppy and piny at first. A nice spiciness follows from the alcohol, with more chocolate in the palate than in the nose. Also an underlying fruit sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry and quite sharp from the alcohol.

Overall: Delicious as a sipper. Quite strong though.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 22:09:35 | More by JuicesFlowing
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mcflypie

Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A seasonal favorite here in Colorado and elsewhere:

A: Dark, sexy, and nice off-white thick lacing bubbles.

S: Roasted malts, sweet, and hoppiness,

T: Roasted, slight smokey/malty and hoppy.

M: Bitter and robust; hoppy, dark, and malty.

O: Great beer. Classic Colorado brew! A legend!!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 05:42:20 | More by mcflypie
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a pure black color that doesn't let any light through. Medium to larger head, about 2.5 fingers, that both retains and laces tremendously well.

S- Piney and resinous right off the bat, this one is moderately to very bitter. Hops is basically the only scent on this one, with none of the dark malts making it through the sticky hops bitterness.

T- Starts just like in the scent, with a bold, piney hops bitterness. That flavor profile sticks around through most of the drink, until the end, when the dark malt flavors kick in. The dark malts start off slightly bitter and burnt, similar to a dry stout. Some chocolate flavors kick in right before the hops make a slight return to end it with a little bit of a bite.

M- Thicker and smooth and the dark malts give the whole beer a good amount of creamy feel. Carbonation is closer to the level of a regular IPA, but the mix of darker flavors really adds to the smooth feel.

Overall, this is among the better IPA's I've had, and probably the best black IPA. A very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 01:33:41 | More by boilermakerbrew
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled September 10th. 12 oz.

A: Opaque body with a nice dark coffee color. Creamy tan head with nice retention.

S: Nice citrus hop presence balanced with caramel, chocolate malt.

T: For lack of a better description, this could be a Myrcenary/Cutthroat Porter hybrid, with more focus on Myrcenary. Similar hop profile as Myrcenary and balanced perfectly for the style. Tons of hop flavor without much bitterness.

M: Creamy, not too thick. Good carbonation. Almost perfect.

O: Another awesome beer from the best brewery in Colorado.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 00:12:42 | More by hoppytobehere
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated Best By 1/10/14, into a (tried in both a tulip and a pint, preferred a pint).
Appearance - black, but allows enough light in to notice carbonation and a mahogany tone is apparent against the light. Mountainous, mocha head with gobs of lace!
Smell - subtle pine, floral and citrus hops blended with chocolate and coffee.
Taste - Hops up front, dark coffee and chocolate malts finish on the palate. Some sips come across a bit too heavy, but that is nitpicking.
Feel - complex brew! Some hop bitterness, but overpowered slightly by the darker tones.
Overall - I love the Black IPA (Black Ale) style, in fact, possibly my favorite style. This is a brilliant representation! Complex, balanced and tasty...very well done!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 02:00:08 | More by DenverHopHead
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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.