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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

717 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 117
Gots: 73 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by BCraig:
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4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Nonic pint glass two weeks before the best by date.

A - Pours dark chocolate brown - nearly black, opaque with two finger khaki head. As the head recedes it leaves creamy lacing along the sides and thins to a creamy thick 1/4 inch head with in minutes.

S - Pleasant floral hop aroma dominates. Roasted malt goodness is detectable, but the american hop profile is the star.

T - A wonderful balance of american hop (floral/citrus) and chocolate and caramel malts. A Few drinks in the 9.5% alcohol begins to peak out, but not in an entirely unpleasant way - more warming sensation with the roasted malts.

M - Comfortably in the medium body range with creamy texture and a slight bite of hops, well balanced mouthfeel with a lingering creamy coating on the tongue.

O - One of the better beers I've had recently and certainly a top contender for the Odell brews. I bought this because I've always been happy with the Odell stuff and this certainly has not let me down. This is the first I've tried Double Black IPA and I hope all other examples are equally delicious in this style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Hamburgers
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Beaver13
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Wow are Odell corks tight! Pours dark brown/black with a monstrous creamy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted malts, some black licorice, and resiny piney tarry hops.

The flavor is roasted malts with a little sweetness and a good amount of fruity, medium bitter, hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very solid, well balanced, brew. Nothing over the top, but very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the warming sneaks up on you.

Photo of megamass
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: A shade away form full on black, epic looking lacing on the glass.

SMELL: Peppermint, orange zest, carob, sweet coffee, plum pudding, figs, dark bread, alcohol.

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, medium body, full jacket of hop flavor, thick wild herb, mint, pine, orange and lime zest, warming alcohol, slight roasted grain, burnt sugar, toastet bread crust.

Odell is serious when the said "Double", the hops are amped with a level of alcohol is tells you that you better be sipping and of course the malt to back everything up is just enough. I really love where Odell is taking this style.

Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark brown color with a huge tan head. The aroma has a lot of pine and resin notes, with some darker malt thrown in. The flavor is very similar, with the strong pine and resin notes from the hops really coming through strong. There is also some chocolate and lightly roasted malt, as well as some cream and a low amount of bitterness. There is also a slight medicinal flavor, but I can't pick out what it is caused by. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Skye1024
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Meyers1023
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of bsp77
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very dark brownish-black with massive light brown head and nice lacing.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, coffee, dark chocolate and a floral rose-like aroma.

Taste: Great juxtaposition of pine & grapefruit accented hops and coffee & bittersweet chocolate roasted malts. Ends somewhat bitter, spicy and floral; just generally very well balanced.

Feel: Smooth medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Very dry finish.

Drinkability: Delicious - great melding of Porter and IPA, imperialized. Would love to have this again - I split the 750 and was jealous of the other 375.

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of rhinonau
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice glass. Bottle best by date is 4/12/12.

Appearance: Pours dark and black with only a little bit of brownish ruby red shining through the bottom of the glass. Moderate amount of bubbles and a decent two fingers of off white head that stick around pretty good. Lots of lace on the glass.

Smell: Very roasty and hoppy. Big aroma of dark roasted malts with good hints of chocolate and a little coffee. A fairly strong hop presence with lots of earthy hops, pine resin, and some citrus grapefruit and pineapple. Nice mixture of fruity and floral hops with the malt.

Taste: Taste is very hoppy upfront with a nice blend of citrus and earthy hops. Notes of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and pine resin. Midway comes a very hearty backing of bready dark roasted malts. Nice notes of chocolate with a little coffee in the back end. Some spice hangs on to the tongue. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat oily. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Finishes pretty dry.

Overall: A very good take on a Black Ale. Very big and robust flavors but well balanced.

Photo of rwilde
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark dark brown pour, slight tan head to it. Amazing fruity aroma. Beer looks so dark, but smells so tropical.

Big tropical hop flavor, pineapple and mango in a double black ipa, love it. Perfect carbonation for the appearance and the mouthfeel, something I've had an issue with from these guys before, but not here. Don't really want to call it complex because its really just a big hop mouthfeel of tropical citrus with a black appearance. I don't taste any of the chocolate, coffee or cream that others do, I think there might just be a projection of color =flavor bias.

Close your eyes and drink it, very drinkable, hides the alcohol extremely well. Got this from koufax21 for xmas, a great gift indeed.

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a dark brown in a red-orange hue. Nice 2 finger frothy head. The aroma gives off the smokyness hinting at the hoppiness to come. The smoky flavor is a little overpowering which is expected from a black ipa. Wish it was a little more subtle. Taste also hangs out a bit in the back of your pallet. A good beer nonetheless.

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Keemohoppy
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Auraan
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.