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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

601 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 109
Gots: 41 | 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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Reviews by JamesMN:
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -9%

Appearance: Very dark brown, not quite black. Opaque with a light brown hue on the edges.

Aroma: Very reminiscent of Odell's Cutthroat Porter. Roasted coffee notes and some molasses. Just a hint of the hops.

Taste: Like a much hoppier version of their porter. However, instead of the hops competing with the perfectly selected malts, the two work together nicely. I get a little bit of heat in the back of my throat from the high abv, but it's not a bad thing. The first thing you taste is a bitterness from the hops. Aftertaste of dry dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: A surge of bitterness at first followed by a smooth and slightly drying effect. Definitely easy to take in medium to large sized sips. It's also not as thick as I suspected it to be, it has a very good consistency.

Final Thoughts: This is the first Double Black IPA I've ever had. Though, the name may sound daunting, it's actually one of the more interesting styles I've tasted. Pairs very nicely with a chocolate dessert. But I imagine it would also go well with any well seasoned steak. It's also great on it's own. A very versatile beer.

07-17-2012 03:17:27 | More by JamesMN
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-09-2014 16:38:06 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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Hamburgers

California

4/5  rDev -5%

03-04-2013 21:18:44 | More by Hamburgers
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%

02-20-2014 21:20:57 | More by Todd
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

11-17-2010 06:50:55 | More by Beaver13
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-04-2013 04:31:30 | More by megamass
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

12-05-2011 02:13:57 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

05-13-2012 02:27:11 | More by Mora2000
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-17-2011 18:30:46 | More by Skye1024
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

12-23-2010 01:53:24 | More by bsp77
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-05-2012 04:02:45 | More by Prospero
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Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

02-18-2012 06:12:16 | More by MattyG85
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rwilde

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-12-2014 00:16:23 | More by rwilde
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

01-28-2011 17:02:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

4.39/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

02-27-2013 03:56:57 | More by Jeffwildcat
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%

05-26-2013 01:37:29 | More by timontheroad
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Keemohoppy

Colorado

3/5  rDev -28.7%

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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

10-13-2013 14:26:39 | More by sgttibbs
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-13-2012 05:26:21 | More by richkrull
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Auraan

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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