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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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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 125
Gots: 88 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 11-04-2009

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Ratings: 757 | Reviews: 230
Photo of azdback
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).

Photo of HWren
2/5  rDev -52.5%

Photo of alexgash
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!

Photo of CuriousMonk
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.

Photo of FriarTuckInLuck
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of GuitarMC
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Grebdioz
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of hdelavega
4.2/5  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.

Photo of mdfb79
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.

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Nachojon
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of ZAP
4.42/5  rDev +5%
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...

Photo of smakawhat
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.

Photo of brokentee
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MrJolly
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of vobr0002
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of hundo
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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

Appearance: Very dark, ruby red, nearly black and opaque. Nice, off-white head that lingers and leaves nice rings down the glass.

Smell: Roasted, burnt grains. Nutty. A gentle sugary sweetness in the nose. A subtle hop aroma fills things out.

Taste: Coffee, a hint of chocolate, and the roasted grains. A well-rounded bitterness finishes things off. Alcohol warmth shows through at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, no over-bearing carbonation.

Overall: Bottle is dated 2/16/12A. With a 9.5% ABV, this is still an easy drinking beer. Nice touch with the Colorado-grown hops. I would have expected more over-the-top hop aroma and flavor for something labeled "double", but despite its high ABV, this beer comes across as very well-balanced and superbly drinkable. For lovers of roasted flavored dark beers with a bit of a hidden kick.

Photo of JayS2629
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black coffee color with a one finger tan head that fades slowly into a creamy film. Leaves thin walls of lace on a tulip glass.

The aroma is full of hops. Big floral and herbal bouquet with big grapefruit undertows. Hints of pine with light caramel and chocolate notes.

The flavor is dominated by the hops, so right off it is not balanced against the malt the way I like a black IPA. If we are gonna double the hops, double the malt. The malt flavors of chocolate and bitter coffee take a back seat to a huge leafy, herbal and grapefruit flavor. Grapefruit and other citrus notes dominate. Nice blend of hops, but the malt character is lacking a lot of depth. Hops linger.

Medium body, smooth

Overall, enjoyable but lacking in depth. One sided, not balanced.

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Keemohoppy
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of biggred1
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, coffee colored with a creamy tan head that leaves sheets of sticky film on the glass. The nose is pretty amazing, roasty coffee-like notes with toffee, mint and fruity hop aromas. Delicious and hoppy with enough roastiness to separate it from regular DIPA flavors. Chicory, leafy hop flavors and plenty of malty beefiness to back it up. Full bodied and creamy with no noticeable alcohol heat and a touch of chalkiness in the finish. One of the best Black Ales I've tried.

Photo of jivecap
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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