Mountain Standard
Odell Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #1,489
Ranked #10,309
3.98 | pDev: 6.78%
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Mountain StandardMountain Standard
Notes: Mountain Style IPA is brewed with modern, American hop varieties which bring tropical hop aromas of pineapple, orange, and mango. To accentuate juicy hop aromas without using adjuncts or fruit, Mountain Standard IPA is triple dry-hopped. The result is an extremely drinkable IPA bursting with bright hop flavors, low bitterness, and a slight haze.

40 IBU
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 87
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright yellow, slight haze, chalk white head with good retention and lacing.
Nose is fresh pineapple juice, citrus, grapefruit
Taste follows. Pineapple, orange, citrus. Grapefruit.

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Photo of mgraber
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit different than Odell's other fine IPA's. Moderately juicy, mildly bitter, tropical but not to the extreme. Very drinkable, you could down a few of these, but be careful they drink like a 4% beer. Decent job of melding the east coast style with the west coast style. Drier in the finish, but very tasty!

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on July 19, 2019. Hand-selected, modern American hop varieties build layers of complex hop flavors with juicy, tropical notes and bold, vibrant aromas.

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Photo of arizcards
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6-7-19 for $1.66. Best by 9-4-19; consumed on 8-4-19.

Beer poured a light golden with a thin white head that has some pretty good hang time.

Nose is tropical and citrusy, nice.

Taste is orange and mango forward with a touch of pineapple over a moderate malt body. Finish is light rind; bitterness is 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and very refreshing.

Overall a nice smackable brew, would definitely have again!

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Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Smell has citrus fruit of oranges and tangerine . Taste very fruity with citrus hops,passion fruit,melon and pineapple. Mouth feel was sweet and smooth with hops with some bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

they took the name from the old legendary and enormous black ipa that i looked forward to each year and made it an all the time hazy, what is this world coming to?! fortunately, its a mighty good one, well ahead of the curve for this sort of thing, but the name suggests to me that my old stand by might be gone for good, or at least on hiatus for way too long. in any event, this is real pale, dry hoppy, and packed with flavor, distinct in a samey style to me. the malt is starchy and fluffy feeling, nothing toasted or caramelized in it at all, almost raw and earthy to me, dry cereals and some protein, but not a ton of body, well put together at the foundation. the hops rule, i dont know what they are, but they are fruity and herbal and not just aromatic but punchy in the flavor too, no green bite at all for the intensity, juicy and drinkable overall, but with heady notes of smashed kiwi fruit with the skin on, sweet ripe french melons, and fleshy papaya, hard to even guess at varietals but maybe galaxy and/or el dorado or something in that fruit family driving this thing, its gorgeous, and it even has some bitterness at the end, mild but there, necessary in true ipa, at least for me i think. lots of complexity and uniqueness to the hops, which is really all i ever want out of the style. this satisfies me in a way so few of these do, but leave it to odell to make a killer hoppy beer right? i will miss my imperial black ipa mountain standard, but its not all about me, and this sure is a good stand in for the name. up there with the best regularly available hazy ipa types on the market right now.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell Moutain standard
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden-orange color with a tiny head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather fast, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a citrus orange and grapefruit aroma mixed with some tropical aromas of tangerine, mango, and papaya. Along with these aromas comes some bready and light herbal and grassy smells which make for a nice and inviting smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather smooth and flavorful taste of tropical fruits mixed with some grapefruit hop and a bit of herb. As the taste advances more and more tropics come to the tongue with a bunch of pineapple and papaya being there. Some other tastes of a light pine taste as well as some hints of earth and more herb, it ends up leaving one with a very flavorful and easy drinking tropical taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. For the mix of flavors the feel is great and makes for one very easy drinking brew overall.
Overall – This was a quite flavorful brew with a nice mix of hop, fruit, and malt. Rather nice overall.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Cloudy bright yellow. 1 finger of head, lots of lace on top of the beer and on the glass

S - Both citrus and pine hops. Pineapple present too

T - Well balanced non-coastal IPA. Juicy hops. Tasty brew!

F - Medium carbonation

O - A tasty well balanced IPA. Well done Odell.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn I better review this beer, I've already drank 5 of the 6 cans from one of Colorado's OG old school breweries. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with 1/2" white head. Aroma suggests proprietary hops, juicy, tropical, citrus, leaning away from their older hop recipes that went grapefruit/pine combo. The triple dry hop thing smacks of Miller Lite's old marketing angle, but make no mistake, this is dry hopped pretty well especially when compared with the price ($10/6pack).

Taste is another winner for O'Dell's. Its a light toasted barley body, no wheat, oats, flaked haze trub here. The soft layer of hops provides plenty of melon and passion fruit notes, with a slight twinge of tangerine from the hops. A great beer year round, but man, in the outdoors on a warm day this really hits the spot. Total tailgate grill and baseball/softball it up kind of beer (last one I had was last Friday night's softball opener, we lost 18-2).

Can you get a beer with more hops? Sure. Some places single dosing of dry hopping might outweigh O'Dell's commercial tug job triple hopping, but for less than $1.50 a can? Not to many can lay claim to that, most of the bigger hopped ones will be $4-6 per can. Law of substitute goods goes here.

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Photo of imnodoctorbut
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from can to pint glass.

A: hazy, light yellow-golden in color, low rising off-white head with low retention that settles down to a thin ring.
S: light citrus/lemon/mango/orange, fair amount of hop, sweet biscuit malt.
T: follows the nose. starts juicy, hits a bit of hop, then backs it up with malty sweetness. hop is shelved in favor of "good-times" in the form of sweet and citrusy business.
F: high end of medium carbonation, medium body, and quite dry there at the end.

Overall (personal opinion):
with "standard" in the name, you can't help but hope for the same now could you? not the bravest of Odell's offerings, and honestly, if I had started here at this brew for the brewery, I would have never gotten what the fuss was about. lucky for them, I know better. I wouldn't recommend to anyone if I was looking for brownie points unless they were coming into the IPA game fresh and shaky like a baby deer. at the same time, it wasn't terrible. "standard" stuff, I suppose...but far from setting one.

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Photo of defunksta
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a completely hazy and bright lemony color with a strong head that lingers, but isn't sticky.
Aroma: Strong aromas of pineapple all the way. Very light and airy. Some orange and honeydew. A good pine presence as well. Little to no malt aroma. Pale if any.
Taste: Taste follows the nose mostly. Tons of pineapple and pine upfront. A little grapefruit tartness and deep red grape sweetness. The pineapple and pine are really showecased. There is actually a woodiness that reminds me of a recently lit firework. Not sure what strain of wood. Maybe the pineapple and pine create this flavor. Some mango, but no melon. Pale bread crumb malts, but some deep red wine sweetness too that reminds me of Communion.
Feel: Medium bodied. Not creamy, but airy. Carbonation makes it finish completely dry, almost as dry as a brut.

Overall: This is a fantastic IPA that is trying to define a style. It captures the juiciness of a NEIPA, but has a thin, rather than cream malt body. It's airy, but has a bite and not creamy. Plus, it packs a very pleasant pine bite. You can really taste the Rocky mountain pines in this. There is a unique firework component this that is puzzling. It really captures the airy and piney Rocky Mountains which is quite impressive. I'd vote for the style, but it needs to define itself slightly more.

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Photo of stephens101
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow orange with a fizzy off-white froth. Aroma is fronted by passionfruit, pear, dragonfruit and faint florals. Light in body and full of more tropical fruits, florals and a hint of spice in the finish. Noticeably dryer than expected. Is there such think as a hiking beer? If not so, then this may be it.

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Photo of russpowell
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed gold with 2 fingers of rocky eggshell colored head. Above average lacing & average head retention

S: Tropical fruit & citrus, stays strong

T: Follows the nose, orange, mango, passion fruit, plus dryness up front. A touch of green melon as this warms, a little orange, lemon & dryness as well. Finishes dry with green melon & passion fruit

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, nice balance

Well done IPA, very drinkable

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz. can with a best by date printed on the bottom. Served in Willi Becher glass.

Appearance: The dense, bubbly, bright white, two finger head stays around for a very long time and leaves behind a lot of lacing in thick patches. it's a hazy, bright, pale yellow.

Smell: It's a beautiful aroma of orange, tangerines and grapefruit. There are floral and pine notes along with some grains in the background and that's it.

Taste: It's bright and fruity at first with hints of orange and grapefruit. Then there's a slight malt sweetness to balance things out. It finishes with a hint of pine resin bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It's light but it feels slightly creamy but it's mostly just crisp and refreshing with medium carbonation.

Overall: A fruity, well made, easy to drink IPA that's very enjoyable and doesn't get boring despite being fairly simple with low bitterness.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine, orange peel, grapefruit and caramel. Nice citrusy bite with a toasted caramel backbone.

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Photo of donspublic
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip, good 2 finger head, good retention and lacing. Pale, bright opaque orange in the glass. Smells like they wanted it to, pineapple, orange, mango some lingering pine. Taste is bright pineapple and citrus on the front, some mango and slight dankess in the middle with a very mild bitterness. There is perhaps a touch of vegetation in the middle but it is nothing like other NEIPA's I have had. This is a really good beer. I am not a big fan of NEIPA, but this one brings the best parts of those to the table with a good finishing bitterness to finish the sip. Kept going back to this six pack in the fridge because it always seemed like the beer I wanted at the time. Great addition to Odell's already strong IPA lineup.

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Photo of Kolb
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly juicy IPA with tropical fruit and lime. Moderate mouthfeel ,low bitterness. A fine modern IPA, but overall a big step down in quality from Odell's other hoppy offerings.

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Photo of Mdog
2.99/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Hazy yellow, good head.

Smell: Grassy, citrus, dry.

Taste: Very dry, grassy, mineral-y tasting. Low bitterness. Tastes like a not-too-good pilsner.

Overall: This beer tasted nothing like the description on the label/box, and it's not old beer. Not juicy or tropical. The whole 6 pack was like this, so maybe there was a handling or storage issue. It's still drinkable, but is more like a misfiring pilsner/hoppy lager than a modern IPA.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This IPA is called "Mountain Standard" - the same name as that of their well regarded Black IPA. Consumer confusion seems an inevitable result.

CAN: 12 fl oz pull-tab.

"India Pale Ale." 6.5% ABV.

Odd hop profile. Yogurt, lime, floral notes, guava, pineapple, overripe mango. Pale malt and maybe even wheat malt give it some balancing sweetness, but it's not horribly bitter or pungent since the depth of its hop flavours is limited.

Mouthfeel is soft, refreshing, and a little oily/pulpy. Aptly medium-bodied.

A competent IPA, but not up there with Odell's best work. Not a beer I'd buy again, and certainly less interesting than the beer it shares its name with.


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Photo of tylerstravis
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's fine. Nothing offensive or stand-out. It drinks well, but there's really nothing all that special about this. The name is bad though, it was stolen from a better IPA.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, date stamped 06/26/19. Thanks to my friend, Ken, for giving me a couple of cans to try. Hazy yellow body with a frothy white head. Excellent juicy, tropical fruit, and citrus aroma! Flavors are extra juicy and refreshing with hop notes of passion fruit, mango, lemon, orange, pineapple, and grapefruit with a mild biscuity grain presence. Body is medium, ample carbonation, bitter but not overly. Really good beer here, but I wonder if the name change means no more original Mountain Standard Black IPA. = (

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Photo of jwc215
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can -

Pours hazy yellow with a foamy white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of musty tropical fruits, especially pineapple and mango.

The taste is of pineapple, orange, mango. Restrained bitterness in the finish.

It is creamy.

A very drinkable IPA with strong pineapple/mango notes. Delicious!

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a clear pale gold with a large head. The aroma is bright and fresh, with mandarin orange, pink grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and a touch of cannabis. The flavor is similarly juicey, with loads of mandarin orange, mango, yellow apple, pink grapefruit, pineapple and guava. Th mouthfeel is medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a sleek finish. Overall this is a very well constructed juicy beer with good intensity, a nice body, and a dry finish.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a pale/straw hazy--nearly cloudy-- gold with a fine three-fingered foamy/pillowy head.

The aroma is very tropical-fruit forward. One of the strongest pineapple aromas I've met in an IPA. Hints of mango, nectarine, and ruby-red grapefruit. Very little bitter hop aroma, appearing mostly as an herbal/floral/lemongrass note.

The flavor is initially simple, but diversifies as the brew warms. Pineapple/mango/nectarine on the tip of the tongue. Faint honey, white pepper, white grape, and pear notes. Very little booze. A touch of pine bitterness at the finish. Very light and bright flavors.

The mouthfeel is actually heavier than one might expect, given the other attributes. Medium bodied in its own right, it skews almost medium-full for the style. Well-carbonated, however, it is not sticky or lacking in lift. The finish is rather dry in light of the initial sweetness.

Overall, a rather sweet, but not "juicy" IPA. Subtle and understated, but with plenty of flavor.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at Old Chicago.

Pours a little hazy straw gold, excellent head of foam and lacing.

Smells of tropical fruit, pineapple, little bit of grass.

Taste has the tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, all in fairly light doses. Tasty though

Good mouthfeel, good IPA.

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Mountain Standard from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 87 ratings