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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

596 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 106
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

12-03-2012 03:53:47 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

10-14-2013 17:22:22 | More by djrn2
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a massive head; very nice retention and plenty of lace

Smell: Rather roasty, with chocolate and black bread notes that build a base upon which the citrusy hops can prance

Taste: While the citrusy hops add a bitter, upper level to the beer, the malts are very assertive, adding layers of dark chocolate, black bread and roast to the equation; nicely balanced, after the swallow, but the alcohol level becomes rather noteworthy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: About a month past the "best by" date, the hops have lost some of their assertiveness, but this is still a nice beer; I'll have to try a fresher example next time I am in Odell territory

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 19:36:51 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5%

12-19-2011 15:43:32 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the hobo tasting at RJ Rockers last night, we went with some damn good DIPA's that I will be the first to admit knocked me for a bit of a loop after a long break. But got a love good beer, good company, and being surrounded by fermenters, still does not beat a chucky cheese. Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed on 02/17/2011.

Nice dark pour, black with a light touch of brown on the sides and the bottom of the glass. Smooth tan lacing graces the top for just a few moments before settling back down and leaving behind a nice ring around the glass. Aroma is hops at first, earthy but the malts really set it apart as I pick up the deep roast coming through and balancing it nicely. Flavor mirrors it perfectly as you get that quick and upfront hit of bright hops that seems to prepare the palate and open your eyes and then smooth roasted malt flavors coat the tongue. Hints of brown sugar, earthy malts and hints of light pine finish it out nicely and leave the dry finish and smooth flavor behind. 9.5% is seductively hidden and made for an interesting ride.

Overall a great example of the style and a nice way to start off the day!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 02:11:31 | More by mikesgroove
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

10-21-2013 20:27:09 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

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

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The pour is a turbid brown color with a huge, soapy khaki colored head that sticks to the rim of the glass.

S: A nice big citrus nose to the beer, primarily grapefruit, with some other fruit notes such as pineapple. Pretty resinous and piney, but plenty of malt character here too. Solid toast, chocolate, and toffee.

T: The malts start things off with lots of toffee and bread flavor. The chocolate notes are quite nice and play well off of the big grapefruit hop character. The flavor is surprisingly creamy and quite smooth. There is a moderate level of bitterness here.

M: Medium to full in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: A nice hopped up brown ale here. Maybe a bit too strong to drink that much of, but it tasted quite good.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 22:02:04 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-25-2012 23:00:49 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

11-25-2012 22:57:49 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5%

12-23-2013 03:52:21 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

01-30-2013 05:15:12 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -5%

01-09-2012 04:17:46 | More by GRG1313
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zeff80

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a three-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. The long lasting head receded to leave patchy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of roasty malts with citrus/tropical fruits like orange and grapefruit.

T - Great burnt toast malt flavor with a bitter piney hop bite. Mild taste of citrus fruits.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth with a dry finish. A medium-bodied ale with a subtle alcohol warmth.

D - This is really good. One of the best black IPAs that I've had so far.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 20:08:22 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork goes phwup, gunsmoke, then a super charged billowing head of foam in the glass that never quits. Dark tan meringue foam, super sticky and long lasting. It coats the glass in sheets, and never breaks across the surface.

Aroma is pungent citrus rind layered over a moderately roasty malt character. Very integrated and seamless. A bit of woody tobacco surfaces after the hoppy citrus takes its course.

Flavor is well integrated too, the fresh hoppiness takes centerstage, dried orange rind citrus and pine. Medium bodied, feels like a porter, with the hop content of a balanced IPA. Some malt complexity lends notes of tobacco leaf and dry roast coffee. Supple feel, despite the initial foaminess, the carbonation was fine. Substantial and a nice sipper. Good stuff...

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 02:17:38 | More by emerge077
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-28-2013 04:23:06 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thoroughly ebon appearance, with crimson highlights at the edges. Impressive cream-toned foam, leaving lace aplenty.

Subdued aromatics, mix of muted grassy hops and dark malt.

Taste: Gracious on the tongue, and down the throat. Delicate hop buzz grips the palate, washed over by roasty black and chocolate malts, altogether beautifully balanced. Nothing is out of whack, nothing doesn't gel. Roasty espresso and cocoa notes, while a persistently hoppy tingle hanging over.
Smooth, full-bodied, and drinkable. Rewarding, without being too complex. Has depth, though, and plenty of deliciousness. And while you sink too deeply into it's tempting flavors, the 9.5% ABV doesn't to rear it's head.

This one goes in to the category of Black Ales/ IBAs that I actually like. Although it's ease of drinking belies it's alcoholic strength. Have to put a stop after one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2012 04:20:07 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to spycow for sharing this one. Served in a Heady Topper stange-like glass.

A - Nice looking Black DIPA. Big tan foam that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind splotchy lace. Body is an extremely dark brown that verges on black in low light, but reveals a glint of transparency when held to the light.

S - Soapy Cascade hops, lemon zest, some pine, and not a ton of roast malt character. This has held up surprisingly well after nearly three months. However I just don't dig the hop flavors in use here.

T - The taste is a little more in line with my expectations. Heavy on sugar cookie malt character, but with plenty of unripe grapefruit and lemon too. Residual bitterness is present, but thankfully well-attenuated. Some alcohol is apparent too.

M - Medium body that seems a little undersized, some grain character and tingly carbonation, and a fairly clean, lightly sticky finish.

D - I finished my pour, but I wasn't all that impressed with this one. It's a decent Black DIPA that isn't as palate-raping as Sublimely Self-Righteous, and doesn't have the unpleasant burnt malt quality of Iniquity. I'd try it again if fresh on-tap, but I won't be seeking it out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 18:06:52 | More by MasterSki
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was thrilled to see this at MacaDoodles in Joplin, MO!

Bottle opens with a gentle pop with an effervescent mahogany color & 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Good head retention & nice sheet of lacing crawling down my Boulevard Tank #7 Goblet

S: Pineyness & orange rind, they both fade once warm

T: Pineyness, grapefruit & some brown bread up front, along with a touch of rye spicyness & roasty malt up front. Dryness, more roasty malt try to hold the line against herbal hops, pine sap, & grapefruit, plus a faint bit of black currant underneath the hop assault s this warms. Finishes with a kiss of booze burn, some dark chocolate, herbal & grapefruitty hops & along with much pine, damn near pulled a 5.0

MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation. Great balance, just bit warmer than I like

Drinks pretty easy for the ABV, this is one for the hopheads!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 05:04:13 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this is #13 on the "Top Beers - American Black Ale" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a snifter. Beer is dark brown / black. A nice off white head of small bubbles with nice retention. Some lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is a little odd. Smells first like pine hops and then like dishwater. Hmm.

Beer is much better than the aroma. Medium body. Nice pine hops. Good finish. Clean and nice with moderate bitterness but no real roast. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 14:28:28 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4/5  rDev -5%

10-09-2013 21:56:29 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours an obsidian black, shiny almost, and solid, with a 2 inch creamy head. smells like huge hops, and rich slow roasted chocolate malts. sensational presentation, same as all the others in odell's 4 pack series. taste is immediately hoppy and strong, imperial in nature. the "black" part kicks in in the middle, smoothing out the bitter hops with a certain patience that really accentuates the local colorado hops. seasonally appropriate and fairly crisp in the finish, this is a really exceptional beer. that is becoming a pattern for odell. huge abv makes this 4 pack a really nice warm buzz!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 22:45:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark brown with a reddish tint. This one is almost black but not quite. There is a layer of fluffy off white head and good retention.

Smell: Citrus hops hit the nose right off the bat. They are backed up by some sweet malt, but not much roast can be found.

Taste: Citrus peel hop bitterness with some strong pine notes. There is an obvious sweetness with some roast from the malt, but it is very smooth. The flavors don't really fight each other. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good representation of the style. The flavors blend quite well and the alcohol isn't very obvious. I would definitely have another.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 00:17:04 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

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

From 12/18/11 notes.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light spotty lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, pine hops, and light coffee.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, citrus hops, chocolate, light fruit, pine hops, vanilla and coffee.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice Black IPA. Al the roasted characteristics and hops meld together nicely. The nose is a little more hoppier than the taste, which is in turn more roasted and chocolatey. Would like to have it again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 18:53:35 | More by mdfb79
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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.