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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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592 Ratings

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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 105
Gots: 40 | 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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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip glass
A – A nearly black brown brew with a surprisingly light tan head of 2 fingers with decent retention and nice lacing 4.5
S – Overall mild nose of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malts, citric notes, slightly smoky 3.5
T – Roasted malt dark bread backbone has a full hop profile right beside it. Citrus zest, pine and herbal characteristics. Mild chocolate & smoke notes. Hop & malt balanced well, a very good black IPA with alcohol way under the radar. A strong 4
M – Body was moderate, with pretty mild carbonation, mouth feel was smooth and creamy with very good drinkability but watch out for that well hidden ABV 4.5
O – A solid black IPA with a strong flavor profile that was not too large to really turn-up the drinkability 4.5

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 05:09:29 | More by rsdaugherty
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-05-2012 21:39:50 | More by Jtthegreat
Photo of iSip


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

Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA: I am a fan of Odell products, especially if they come in a four pack. The Mountain Standard does not disappoint. As the name implies, no light shines through this black brew. The head is tan and thick, lasting for the whole experience and leaving a beautiful lacing. The aroma is very pleasant, with lots of hop complexity. The Mountain Standard is very balanced in the flavor department. It has good malt flavor, but is not too sweet or too big. The hops are well refined, adding to the flavor, but not overpowering it. In a time where brewers push beers into a statement category with big abrasive brews, the Mountain Standard is a great beer that impresses you rather than overwhelms you. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 20:54:18 | More by iSip
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-04-2012 20:13:04 | More by IPAylor
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-02-2012 02:45:43 | More by tat2dhllblly
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3.05/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Twelve ounce bottle. Best before 2/23/12. Black colored brew, with a dense head of tan foam. Excellent retention and coaty lace. Aroma of toffee malt with a background of peppery, pine hops. The alcohol is a hint noticible. I was expecting more of the hop bouquet but didn't really get it.

I'm not real impressed with the flavor. It's like a higher ABV nutty brown ale, with a strong caramel and toffee sweetness. This grassy hop balance balance is there, but the flavors just don't seem to go together for some reason. I hate to say it, but it's almost off-putting. Moderately bitter at the back, the taste lingers on after the finish without much change. Mouthfeel seems unremarkable, and the carbonation is nice.

I can't put my finger on where this went wrong, but it did. This beer doesn't stack up with any other so-called Black IPA's I've tried, and perhaps because it seems quite different. Maybe the hop variety doesn't mesh well with these malts? Perhaps it needs to be more roasty/stout-like and less nutty sweet? Either way I can't recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 04:43:28 | More by bennetj17
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4/5  rDev -5%

12-31-2011 19:55:18 | More by paxchristi
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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look – jet black, with about a finger’s worth of khaki-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – syrupy, hoppy, and very much like it says…a dark IPA.

Taste – hoppy right off the bat. But the hops have a crispness to them that makes them hard to identify. They’re probably Cascade hops though. The roasted quality that they claim on the label peaks its head in around the middle of the tasting. But the hops come back in the end with the bitterness.

Mouthfeel – good balance, but leans more toward the watery side than I would have anticipated. Still good balance though.

Overall – very nice, good-tasting brew. Not terribly intriguing to think about while tasting, but not boring either.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 18:26:38 | More by Nerudamann
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

12-31-2011 18:21:15 | More by schultzi22
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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Odell Brewing Co.
Mountain Standard Black DIPA
Best before 2/23/12
DFH signature glass

A: Pours a deep dark brown color with some reddish hues behind it.  One full finger of tight bubbled (bottle conditioned) light tan mocha colored head.  Some sticky lacing is left on the glass after the whirl.  

S: Wow, you get blasted with hops right away.  Lots of piney Amarillo and or Cascade aroma.  Some fruitiness is there.  Don't get the malts.  Its almost like alpha klaus from recent memory.

T: Right up front of the tongue you get a little bit of that hop bitterness, but it's not overpowering.  Then in the middle of the mouth you get those nice dark malt characteristics: mild chocolate and coffee (not a lot).  The alcohol is extremely well hidden.  I can't believe this is 9.5 ABV except for the slight warming in the back of throat.

M: Full bodied even though it isn't the thickest beer around.

O: I really enjoy this one.  It's right up there.  Solid A for me. Top 3 Black IPA versions I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 15:01:19 | More by inlimbo77
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. Very dark brown color. When held up to the light it became a bit transparent. Head is a beautiful two finger, cocoa colored, rocky head. The lace is insanely sticky. Quite nice.

Smell is roasted malts. Light milk chocolate and mild coffee. There is a bit of hop brightness to the smell too.

Taste is a bit off from the smell. The hop character and alcohol take over. The hops are kind of fighting the tart, dark fruit tastes and I'm the loser.

Mouth is smooth with creamy carbonation. The body is balanced and the finish is long and wet.

Overall I am not in love with this but do really like it. I really like having an IPA in between Stouts and this one does it all in one beer. The dark roasted flavors and the bright hop flavors are all there but I think I'll stick to my current combination. Obsidian to (insert West Coast IPA).

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 08:23:00 | More by azdback
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New Mexico

2/5  rDev -52.5%

12-29-2011 04:48:45 | More by HWren
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. "2/16/12A" on the label.

Dark cola brown body. Dense, creamy, light khaki brown head. Excellent lacing. Nose of roasted coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, pine resin, herbal hops, and dark fruit.

Light roasted bitterness up front. Rich malty palate, with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, and molasses. This is balanced, and then overshadowed by, evergreen, roasted coffee, citrus, and Scotch tape bitterness. Interesting mix of citrus/evergreen, dark fruit, and roasted malts. Medium-full body, with a creamy feel. Not too shabby!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 03:56:51 | More by alexgash
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 1702 Speedway. Was not a fan of Black IPA until I tried this one. Pours dark brown with a khaki head lacing that lasts throughout. Aroma is a little piney with hint of citrus and some sweetness from the grains. The taste is smooth a fairly light, a bit different than the nose. The grain is stronger than the hops and has a moderately strong roast. The hop flavor is mostly in the finish with a bitterness that competes with the grains and a light pine and citrus that lets it be smooth a malty but just enough bite to be an IPA. It is a clean beer with no off or extremely strong stand out flavors, just nice and mellow throughout. For the strength it does not show it. Overall a solid black IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2011 19:28:28 | More by CuriousMonk
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-28-2011 11:31:28 | More by FriarTuckInLuck
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-28-2011 03:18:45 | More by GuitarMC
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-28-2011 03:05:30 | More by Grebdioz
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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a very frothy looking light tan head.
Very interesting aroma, nice balance between hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Defiantly some sweet tobacco, and roasty coffee bean aroma.
Nice flavor, it is defiantly an IPA. A lot of black IPAs are to sweet IMO but this defiantly is dominated by bitter flavors not to say the malty sweetness is not there.
Medium body with a carbonation on the high side of medium.
Overall a very nice, I would easily place this as my favorite black IPA to date.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 00:23:07 | More by hdelavega
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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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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5%

12-19-2011 15:43:32 | More by nmann08
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-18-2011 23:51:45 | More by savagepm
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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Great looking beer, I guess being a black ale, not a stout, not a porter and not being less that a black ale gives it a window of being dark but still letting some light through. Dark teakwood color, a thin layer of head and pretty strong lacing.

S- Smell like chocolate chip cookies and coffee.

T- Super drinkable. It's delicious really, I am surprised at how much I like this beer. Kind of that chocolate coffee forward flavor then a hoppy finish, not too hoppy to take away the smoothness of the taste here.

M- Thin, not sure that is a bad thing. Very little leftover mouthfeel in terms of tongue pricks or aftertaste. The carbonation is good for the flavor profile just enough to keep it an easy drinker.

O- Really good beer, just drinking it knowing it is pure quality. After Mycenary and now this I gotta say Odell is on my radar big time.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 07:57:32 | More by Nachojon
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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark brown/black

S-Nice blend of cocoa and leafy hops..really impresses on the nose.

T-Hops are a little more forward on the taste....interesting hop dimensions...some bright citrus....and some grungy pine and weed like notes...roasted malts....also some darker cocoa...

M-Rich...fuller bodied....feels bigger than a regular black iPA...body fits...

O-Top notch effort. Wouldn't expect anything else...

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 04:53:02 | More by ZAP
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Good till February 16, 2012.

A very large cocoa light brown, almost coffee light tan like head out of the pour, large four fingers deep and uniform with lots of retention. Clumpy, like a chocolate milkshake, sitting on a simple very DARK body which on closer appearance is walnut black with red hues towards the bottom. Sticky lacing visible all over. Real impressive.

Nose is a distinct sense of malt, but more so of salted beef jerky. This smells like a rauchbier in many ways. Hints of dry tobacco as well. Very out worldly!

Taste is quite unusual but really blurs the style line. THick bodied like a good imperial stout with malty richness, incredibly velvet texture that goes like nothing. Dense. Rich. Compelling. Chocolate and roast. Not so much of an "IPA" like hop angle (slightly on the finish), but who cares! Malty rich, dry finishing with a hint of bitter, but incredibly velvety.

Overall, really enjoying this, an extremely unique beer, rich and distinct, have never had anything like it. Man I really like this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 00:57:48 | More by smakawhat
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-15-2011 23:39:09 | More by brokentee
Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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