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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

693 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 693
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 119
Gots: 61 | 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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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

Eddiehop, Nov 08, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

Tyecko, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Laklimell, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

archero, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 05, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

Ppuech, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Maaaan, this is tasty. This is a glass of beer to pay attention to, right here.

Pours a very dark brown with a half-inch of tan foam which settles to a thin stripe, and the scent is definitely hop-forward. Slightly muted, not a bright sharp salad-bar tang of hops, but definite.

A disarmingly (for such a robust-looking brew) clean presentation at first, and then the roastiness and malt announce themselves like a warm towel slowly applied after a good shave, in the back of the throat and on the sides of the tongue. It finishes with a very interesting pine resin / grapefruit note, but the grapefruit thing is hard for me to work out; it's not the FLAVOR of grapefruit at all, the malty-bready-smoky atmosphere stays assuredly in place for a good while, but it's more that feeling you get on the top of the palate after drinking grapefruit juice.

This effect makes the smoky-malty flavor which stays hunkered down right there where you put it finish up with a nice, dry sharpness, rather than being thick and filling.

This is seriously delicious. Fantastic beer.

Oakenshield53, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

BryantForestry, Nov 02, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%

wally-wedlich, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Blazer22, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

cheesy26, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Buttstallion, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

McNazz, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

cultclassic89, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Williaar, Oct 28, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brown to black coloring, with a thick, foamy, tan head. Nose of grapefruit, smoke, roasted coffee, pine resin, and subtle chocolate notes. Flavors are grapefruit forward, with a decent smoke overlay, subtle tropical fruit sweetness, and a bitter resinous hops highlight throughout. Smooth, light bodied, with a smoky, roasted, and extremely bitter aftertaste. The finish is dry, slightly frothy, with a resinous, bitter linger. Good beer.

GarthDanielson, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

MaddDogg84, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

dcisco44, Oct 26, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

Scobu, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

thatoneguymike, Oct 26, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +8.3%

BJasny, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Dogleg, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

MLDucky, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of HardTarget
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Black glass denies light even at the edges. Holds a thin ropey tan foam head that sticks to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Black IPA profile, heavy west coast hops with a toasted to burnt full base malt. Both knobs turned to 11.

Taste: The two monsters of malt and hop crash into and mostly dampen the other, leaving a strange, powerful balance. The hops eventually burn through the sweet barleywine strength malt and start a long, slow, oily burn that encourages the next sweet, extinguishing sip.

Feel: Prickly carbonation in a heavy beer, there's enough depth that it doesn't go fizzy, and goes a bit creamy. There is alcoholic heat, but it's just a spice in the hop oil numbing. A bit of a lip smacking chew.

Overall: Moar Kudos for Odell. MOAR ODELL!
A beast of a beer, but so much good flavor, if there's a flaw it is drowned out by the intensity of what's going on. This is like getting two beers, a roasted barleywine, and a super fresh IPA. If you like the style, this is a much try.

HardTarget, Oct 25, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -13.5%

txlad97, Oct 25, 2014
Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.