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

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 11-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,117
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
860
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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145
Gots:
133
Trade:
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Ratings: 860 |  Reviews: 251
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours an obsidian black, shiny almost, and solid, with a 2 inch creamy head. smells like huge hops, and rich slow roasted chocolate malts. sensational presentation, same as all the others in odell's 4 pack series. taste is immediately hoppy and strong, imperial in nature. the "black" part kicks in in the middle, smoothing out the bitter hops with a certain patience that really accentuates the local colorado hops. seasonally appropriate and fairly crisp in the finish, this is a really exceptional beer. that is becoming a pattern for odell. huge abv makes this 4 pack a really nice warm buzz!

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork goes phwup, gunsmoke, then a super charged billowing head of foam in the glass that never quits. Dark tan meringue foam, super sticky and long lasting. It coats the glass in sheets, and never breaks across the surface.

Aroma is pungent citrus rind layered over a moderately roasty malt character. Very integrated and seamless. A bit of woody tobacco surfaces after the hoppy citrus takes its course.

Flavor is well integrated too, the fresh hoppiness takes centerstage, dried orange rind citrus and pine. Medium bodied, feels like a porter, with the hop content of a balanced IPA. Some malt complexity lends notes of tobacco leaf and dry roast coffee. Supple feel, despite the initial foaminess, the carbonation was fine. Substantial and a nice sipper. Good stuff...

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

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a massive head; very nice retention and plenty of lace

Smell: Rather roasty, with chocolate and black bread notes that build a base upon which the citrusy hops can prance

Taste: While the citrusy hops add a bitter, upper level to the beer, the malts are very assertive, adding layers of dark chocolate, black bread and roast to the equation; nicely balanced, after the swallow, but the alcohol level becomes rather noteworthy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: About a month past the "best by" date, the hops have lost some of their assertiveness, but this is still a nice beer; I'll have to try a fresher example next time I am in Odell territory

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark brown with a reddish tint. This one is almost black but not quite. There is a layer of fluffy off white head and good retention.

Smell: Citrus hops hit the nose right off the bat. They are backed up by some sweet malt, but not much roast can be found.

Taste: Citrus peel hop bitterness with some strong pine notes. There is an obvious sweetness with some roast from the malt, but it is very smooth. The flavors don't really fight each other. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good representation of the style. The flavors blend quite well and the alcohol isn't very obvious. I would definitely have another.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a three-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. The long lasting head receded to leave patchy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of roasty malts with citrus/tropical fruits like orange and grapefruit.

T - Great burnt toast malt flavor with a bitter piney hop bite. Mild taste of citrus fruits.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth with a dry finish. A medium-bodied ale with a subtle alcohol warmth.

D - This is really good. One of the best black IPAs that I've had so far.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/4/2016. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Awesome appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee/smoke, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate roast/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee/smoke, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; with a great bitter/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Black DIPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mothman
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a tan head. Color is a deep brown.

Aroma: a little chocolate roast and caramel. Hop resiny. Grapefruit citrus and floral hops.

Taste: Citrus and hop resin juiciness. A little roast and coffee. Caramel. Chocolate. The maltiness is minimal. Grapefruit and pineapple. Surprisingly hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, yet roasty. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, this is actually a solid black ipa. Very hoppy. The malt and roast is minimal so it doesn't take away from the hops. I like it.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Highly drinkable malty IPA. Lots of aromatics but restrained bitterness makes this a friendly brew. Candy, caramel, and resiny hops. Dark brown with some amber highlights in the tulip glass. Nice sudsy mouthfeel. Almost acidic on the tongue but the big, rich malt gives it balance. Pleasant nose of pineapple. Bitter aftertaste along with more resins.

Somebody should blind taste this with Lagunitas Sucks. Well, duh, one's black and one's golden, but that malty/piney sharpish flavor seems to be a winner. These guys are making some great beers and I have not stumbled on enough of them.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Ithaca glass. it poured dark brown in color with a thick, frothy, khaki colored head to it. Great lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a juicy, citrusy, hoppiness to it with some notes of pineapple and peach resent. I get just a hint of the darker, roasty malts coming out from behind the hops. Very nice hoppiness to it.

The taste shows more of the darker, roasty malts to it. I get some chocolaty notes up front with a little roasted bitterness in the finish. Of course it's pretty hoppy as well with some of that juicy, peach and pineapple like flavor coming out. Nice range of flavors to it. The hoppiness mixed pretty well with the darker malt flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty solid beer of the style. The juicy, fruity hops mixed pretty well with the chocolaty, darker malts. Too often I find that the bitter hops clash with the bitter roastedness of the dark malts in this style of beer. This one however really avoids that pretty well and I really appreciated that in it. Very drinkable and flavorful beer overall.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 860 ratings
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