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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPAMountain Standard Double Black IPA

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641 Ratings

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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 117
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

On draft at Whole Foods, Chandler, AZ.

Near black opaque body with a filmy beige head. Aromas of pine, chocolate, roast. Lovely balance. I'm not typically a of fan of black IPAs, but this is certainly noteworthy. Bitter chocolates and resinous hops. Silky mid palate finishing with some bitter chocolate and hop notes. Well done.

Huhzubendah, Today at 12:22 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Meyers1023, Yesterday at 05:51 AM
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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%

batt6343, Tuesday at 02:22 AM
Photo of hoppy91
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

hoppy91, Monday at 06:55 AM
Photo of jbertsch
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

jbertsch, Saturday at 08:53 PM
Photo of Boca-X
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Boca-X, Saturday at 01:18 AM
Photo of Carl_R
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Carl_R, Saturday at 12:25 AM
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a 12 ounce bottle.

A- Massive frothy oatmeal-colored head with a pitch-black body. 4.5

S- Piney and resinous and citrusy up front. There's a sweet, vanilla-like and almost rye-like aroma deeper in. It's big aroma. 4.5

T- Deeply resinous, piney and then faintly citrusy, the hops by no means take the back seat here. At the finish I get a dry dark roast flavor and maybe even a tinge of coffee. 4

There's some hop bite on this, but it still manages a creamy, medium-bodied mouthfeel. The finish has a mild bitterness and dryness that works quite well. 4.25

I probably should go buy a few more 4-packs before I can't find this on shelves any longer and kick myself for it. This is a damn good beer.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of permian-boozer
4.25/5  rDev +1%

permian-boozer, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of kalebharris
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

kalebharris, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

EnojysAnyBeer, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of blastoderm55
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

blastoderm55, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Nuggetz
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%

Nuggetz, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of RyanCrawford
4.8/5  rDev +14%

RyanCrawford, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of cdwil
4.25/5  rDev +1%

cdwil, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%

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!

DenverHopHead, Oct 11, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

GScow, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

kylehay2004, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of MynamesRickJames
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

MynamesRickJames, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of majorbase2
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a good sized brown head with pretty good retention. Definitely resembles a Stout. Good deal of lacing. Smells of lightly roasted chocolate and coffee, as well as sweet, dark fruit and light citrus hops The alcohol is definitely there. The taste reveals some slightly more tamely roasted malts (as compared to the aroma). Licorice and sweet molasses go along with the chocolate as it warms. The taste is harder to completely pinpoint than I had expected. A good amount of bitterness, but this is one beer that I would say could benefit from even more bitterness, which would've complimented (in my opinion) some of the fruit, molasses, and overall sweetness. Incredibly easy to drink- I could probably down 3-4 of these in an hour, which is impressive considering the ABV (second straight time I've had that sentiment regarding a beer from Odell). Overall, a little bit less than what I was hoping for, but if you're looking for a balanced taste, with high ABV and drinkability, this one is a good bet.

majorbase2, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 08, 2014
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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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