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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4.21/5
Exceptional
873 Ratings
Mountain Standard Double Black IPAMountain Standard Double Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odellbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mebuzzard on 11-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,223
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
873
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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Ratings: 873 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.66/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B / GOOD

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Photo of barnzy78
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, date stamped 04/17/18. I had the barrel aged version of this one a couple months ago, so I couldn't resist getting the base beer, even if I've only seen it in the mixed 12 pack. Deep mahogany colored ale with a tall & rocky khaki head that holds incredible retention and leaves thick lacing down the glass. Aroma is big on piney hops with some burnt caramel and roasted malt. Flavors are bold with notes of roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, char, and a bit of anise that blends with a huge hop profile of earthy pine and citrus zest. Full creamy, sticky, and resinous body with hop oils covering the palate with pungent bitterness. This is great! I'd drink this anyday.

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Photo of beaulabauve
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamphelps
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can purchased in Boulder. Best By date of 3/16/18.

Look: Lots of lasting lacing. Thick foamy tan head that never leaves you. Beer lounges with a turbid, deep, mahogany color. I cannot think of anything else I could expect for a beer to look like.

Smell: "Malt...I like what that reviewer said about popcorn...toasty caramel....dark chocolate? ....peaches? ....lemons? ...Is that the complexity making me dizzy or the 8.2% ABV" So amazingly complex: all of the above plus toasted pineapple, fresh pine needles,, back to dark malt, toffee. Outstanding.

Taste: Starts with a intense perfect marrying of hop and malt then fold into kinda a watery super bright malt then evolves into rich roast with the right amount of bitterness and hop complexity: pineapple, tart lemon, pine needles, apricots. Long bitter-sweet hoppy finish.

Feel: Robust and full then almost too light then clean and rich without stickiness.

Overall: An experience. First sip was a bit underwhelming with Firestone's Wookus fresh in mind. It is not nearly as smooth and seamless. But the seams allow for a ridiculous amount of complexity and enjoyment. I would highly recommend to all except maybe those that are very sensitive to hop bitterness.

Research:
Odell- Fall Seasonal. IPA. IBU-56. ABV 8.1%. Daylight savings time ended on November 5, winter began December 21. So I guess this is a late fall seasonal celebrating the end of Daylight savings time and the coming of winter. Their blog talks about the balance inherent in the season - a balance of warmth and coolness. Hops are local from Colorado's Western Slope. Great beer.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam. Head retention is great, as is lacing left behind. Aroma is roasted, toasted, biscuit, and earth malts, and herbal and pine hops. Lovely depth to the aroma. Flavor profile is a mash-up of roasted, toasted, and biscuit malts, with herbal, pine, and resin hops. The biscuit malts taste doughy, and fresh, with the hops leaving a long lasting flavor on the palate. Great balance, and depth. Mouth feel is medium-thick, with a velvety, creamy feel - almost stout like. Overall, a hearty black IPA that really packs a punch. It's not bitter, or sweet, but instead holds itself firmly between striking a fantastic balance. It's a filling, and tasty beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown bean color which forms a shiny black body in the snifter. The head is popcorn colored and tall at 2 fingers.

Aroma is citra hops right off the bat, hints of amarillo, and tree bark. Hiding behind that are notes of molasses and hot caramel.

Flavor is complex but not. It's quite dirty, like old laundry, but the hops lean on the dank side of things which doesn't surprise me for Odell. There's a brightness on the flipside of that coin though, with bright fruity notes like orange and grapefruit as the hops open up on the palate. Comes off as an orange rolled in smothered campfire. The roast malts are kept to a bare minimum, and largely impart color only, with that hint of smoke/char in there. Very faint suggestions of anise on the finish. Overall the flavor is : dirty laundry, dank, roast, citrus, earth, anise.

Feel is creamy with a quiet carbonation and a roasty, resiny finish.

Overall, I was expecting more due to the hype by both word of mouth and, well, the overall scores here. It's not as good as Zipline's Black IPA (which most have never heard of), or even 21st's Back In Black. It is fairly enjoyable though, and has the Odell signature all over it. Recommended.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can best by 2-9-18
Mahogany color with a 1/2" beige head retains as a cap-crown. Full lace.
Piney, resin-y hops over a roasted malt back...smells sticky if that's even possible.
Roasted, slight charred quality. Pine needle, faint orange peel...a little spicy as well.
Clean mouthfeel, medium bodied..slight heat from ABV @ 8.1%.
Tasty, Big on both sides - malt and hops but has a nice balance and leaves me wanting another can.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jovial_Libations
3.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Purchased a fresh six pack cans in December 2017. Pours drop black with nice healthy carbonation. Smells slightly sweet rye. Tastes dry smooth with little flavor. Quite boring, nothing special.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep black with a large off white head. The aroma is heavy on the pine and citrus front, with a hint of sawdust and roasted malt on the back end. The flavor starts with a load of pine, then morphs to coffee and chocolate, with a finish of tangerine peel and cocoa powder. The mouthfeel is moderate with soft, foaming carbonation. Overall this is a well done and flavorful beer. When I was first getting into craft five or so years ago, black IPA's were everywhere, and I must say I do miss the style. Done well, as here, they are a great example of the brewers art.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, hops, and coffee. Tastes of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, slightly bitter hops, and cream. Medium-heavy creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall and incredible black IPA.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sethcroisant
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.39/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep dark black with a small head. Fabulous hop aroma. Nice strong hop flavor with some slight sweetness I can’t quite put a finger on. Smooth with a lingering hop flavor. A very nice beer and I will be trying again very soon. On draft at Ron’s Corner Tavern.

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

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can, 8.1% alcohol by volume.
Dark reddish brown color, with dense off white head, and moderate lacing.
Roasted malt and slightly sweet hop balanced for smell and taste. A bitter end to the taste profile.
Smooth drinker and enjoyable.

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Photo of mdwhitney
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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