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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

592 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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FreshZ

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-17-2013 12:33:16 | More by FreshZ
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-17-2013 01:25:39 | More by pathman
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JeffH

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a Best By date of 1/8/13. Pours an incredibly dark black with a light tan head with great lacing. The aroma the brown sugar and coffee, clearly the age on this beer has dulled the hop character of the DIPA, but what remains is an intriguing beer. The flavor mirrors the aroma, lots of dark roast coffee and big malty sweetness. The end still has a good hop bitterness but very little other hop characteristics, and the finish is slightly sweet with an alcohol warming. Overall, I am very impressed with this beer's aging ability.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 06:54:31 | More by JeffH
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

07-09-2013 05:28:26 | More by Zbeetleman
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einman

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-08-2013 22:47:13 | More by einman
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

07-06-2013 17:43:12 | More by JJWIGHT
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-06-2013 04:00:09 | More by rkarimi
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-02-2013 03:48:05 | More by Beerlover
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -28.7%

06-28-2013 19:57:36 | More by redleg411
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Showboat66

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.8%

06-04-2013 03:36:38 | More by Showboat66
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%

05-26-2013 01:37:29 | More by timontheroad
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-20-2013 16:38:29 | More by InspectorBob
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-13-2013 19:10:18 | More by kirbmeist
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-13-2013 05:27:53 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-11-2013 01:53:28 | More by ToddHolder
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - impenetrable black, two fingers of tan head retained extremely well, bits of lacing here and there
S - big pine resin and leafy hop aromas, some toffee and roasty/smoky notes also
T - pine resin and earthy hops up front, followed by roasty and light molasses malts, leafy and earthiness rounds out the with a faint touch of alcohol
M - relatively light bodied, smooth though the middle with hop bitterness picking up through a medium dry finish, no trace of the 9.5% ABV makes it dangerously drinkable
O - fairly unassuming at first but the flavours build along with the drinkability making for an outstanding example of a style that I hope grows in popularity

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:35:16 | More by joemcgrath27
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-06-2013 23:20:04 | More by hilgart1
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Rau71

California

4/5  rDev -5%

05-03-2013 03:57:24 | More by Rau71
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-03-2013 03:51:33 | More by 1424IpA
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argock

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear rounded glass mug. Did not record the freshness date although I remember that it was in May 2013. Purchased by my brother Greg from a Minneapolis-area bottle shop. Tasted in early April 2013 and reviewed from notes.

A: Very dark brown to black with 1-finger of dark beige head with average retention but sticky lacing.

S: Big roasty notes with bright citrus hops, more on the lemon and grapefruit side than orange, with some herbal and earthy notes as well. Dark maltiness with a dark rye breadiness is there too.

T: A very well-composed beer with a great balance of roast, dark maltiness with some raisin and date fruitiness, and bright citrus hopping with lemon, lime, and grapefruit being most prominent. There is no acrid or astringent character, it is incredibly smooth and easy to drink as the flavors are well melded. It reminds me a little bit of the Stone Anniversary CDA from a year or so ago.

M: Very drinkable with a medium body and relatively low carbonation to yield a creamy overall experience.

O: A really impressive high-ABV CDA that is smooth, flavorful, and balanced with hops and maltiness both making bold statements. A really impressive beer that I think should be a standard-bearer for, dare I say it, imperial American Black Ale or CDA.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 03:23:57 | More by argock
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BeerRefugee

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Good retention and moderate lacing. Moderate aroma of citrus and floral hops with a hint of roast. Flavor is a nice balance--bitter chocolate and toasted grains are there, but just enough to contrast with the nice hop profile. Not as much black patent bitterness as many black IPAs and a nice mix of citrus and piney hops. Medium mouthfeel and a clean finish. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 21:31:17 | More by BeerRefugee
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schoenfelderr

South Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-22-2013 06:56:16 | More by schoenfelderr
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prlykens

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-16-2013 03:11:59 | More by prlykens
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MissMeg

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-13-2013 18:50:51 | More by MissMeg
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip. Bottle dated 3/13/13.

A. Dark carmel, nearly black. Two fingers of light tan head. Dissipates quickly.

S. Roasted malts. Hint of melon and pine.

T. Sweet malts, toffee give way to bitter hops. Slight bitter aftertaste. Hides alcohol well.

M. Chewy. Smooth finish.

O. Mountain Standard is an outstanding balanced IPA. Smooth and tasty - almost too much so for the 9.5 ABV. Will be back for more.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 16:44:21 | More by PieOhMy
Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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