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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

688 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 118
Gots: 58 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

SMason, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

M1A2, May 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Steimie, May 14, 2012
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.

Mora2000, May 13, 2012
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with a cool graphic of sun and moon poured into a Southern tier 12 oz. tulip.

Almost a jet black body with dark ruby brown edges and a light mocha tan head that settles to a ring with a light skim coat.

Smells of black roasted malts with a faint citrus hop aroma. Bottle is 8 weeks old. I should have opened this sooner as I recall that when I tried it fresh the aroma had a more pronounced hop explosion.

Tastes like bold grapefruit and orange peel hops with a solid black malt backing. Alcohol is not strong for a beer of this ABV. Bitter aftertaste beckons me to take another sip. Great hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is slick, oily and smooth with fine light carbonation bubbles.

I love black DIPA's and this is a very good one from Odells!

312HopBomb, May 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Piason, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Prospero, May 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

theminutemen, May 04, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, May 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

GoneSquatchin, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Soneast, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Hopstout, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

waffles, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

eawolff99, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz with my taster nonic
-Bottled 02/23/12

A: Thin and dark brown on the pour but nearing black as it sits in the glass. Definitely has a lighter brown edge to it that let's through a ruby glow when held to the light. Dense khaki tan head with solid retention and spotted lacing on the way down.

S: Smells freshly hopped with some nice dank pines at first waft. Some hints of citrus fruit and a bit of roasty malt brings an overall sweetened black licorice scent to the brew.

T: Much like the nose, the brew opens up with some real juicy pine hops and a kiss of citrus fruit. Moderate bitterness levels. All melds well into a real charred malt roast character. Burnt caramel sugars. Soft hints of coffee. Overall I am again reminded of black licorice. Slightly warming but ABV's are incredibly well masked at 9.5%. Very well done for the style and great balance of flavors.

M: Medium bodied brew with an upper level of carbonation lends to a very creamy smooth mouthfeel and lighter perception. A bit of sticky resiuduals on the tongue and a slight astringent dry finish.

D: One of the better Black IPA's out there. Real nice balance and especially easy to drink at 9.5% ABV. Light, creamy, hoppy, and roasty.

Odell - is there anything they don't do well???

Nugganooch, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

tln13, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

G-Hawk, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

GarretD, Apr 11, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved in a trade from StlThrash. Thanks Todd for sending some ODell to Las Vegas.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my Stone tulip...

A - Pours a dark cola brown, letting in just a tinge of mahogany/runy color along the edges. 1 finger of light brown head slowly fades leaving a nice ring.

S - Smells extremely malty. Not really getting any hops. But definately a lot of dark, rich roasted malts.

T/M - Wow, this one was heavier than I thought it would be. Very rich and creamy. Drinks more like an imperial porter. The taste follows the nose as to the maltiness. Overloaded with roasted malts giving way to some molasses notes. Once again, not really getting the hops here either, which is a little dissapointing seeing as how it's an IPA.

O - Well it is called a Double Black IPA, so I guess it should be no surprise that the dark roasted malts are in the front. A very good and unique brew for sure. Glad I got my hands on this one, thank you again Todd!

Rizalini, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Brewpub600, Apr 08, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Unibroue tulip. Best by date of 5/10/12

Appearance: Pours a very, very dark brown, almost pitch black color, with two fingers of off-white/tan head, that seems to be staying around for awhile, as well as leaving some very nice lacing.

Smell: Tons of dark chocolate, and coffee/espresso notes coming in hard here. A slight hop floral smell, as well as a bit of alcohol spice.

Taste: Upfront you get a nice bit of hop bitterness, and spice. As it moves towards the back of the mouth, you get a lot of the chocolate, and coffee notes. Finishes up with some more bitterness from the hops, as well as some slight alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, almost RIS like.

Overall: Fantastic brew in the Black IPA category, which happens to be one of my favorite styles. And this one ranks right up there with the best of this style.

RattleheadKV2, Apr 08, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Bitter Creek in Boise. Dark coffee in color with a small mocha head that did not lace the glass much. Low in carbination, but a nice hop burst and with eyes closed it is easy to imagine the beer as an amber color. With eyes open you can taste a little coffee bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden, and the hops are relatively mild- I really enjoyed this- as did my wife who is not much for hoppy beer.

Glibber, Apr 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

corbs, Apr 01, 2012
Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.