Mountain Standard Double Black IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPAMountain Standard Double Black IPA

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So I will open by admitting that if it's done really well, I really like a good CDA. This is an excellent example.

Pours into the glass like a porter: deep brown bordering on black with a modest tan head that leaves traces of itself around, marking the depth on the glass as I enjoy the liquid below it.

The nose starts off slightly sweet: almost a floral hop with chocolate roasty body. Delving deeper into my nose hole, the oily hops take on a pine characteristic, and some of the alcohol starts to seep through.

When it hits your lips though...

Flavour starts off like a big juicy DIPA, with juicy hops and a full body with enough malt sweetness to balance. Then the tongue realizes that instead of just being good old caramel or bread, that's chocolate butting its way in. Some sweet honey, alcohol is more present on the tongue than on the nose, some coffee and finishes with the pine and grapefruit bitterness (again) of a great DIPA.

The bitter lingers on the tongue as it is wont to do, but it's not just piney hops, it's bakers chocolate and the thick smoothe body as well that sticks with you. There's a little bit of alcohol flavour, but there's essentially no burn, and I would easily believe this were in the 6% range as opposed to almost 10% if I didn't know better. Well hidden.

As I said up top, I am a fan of well done Cascadian Darks. This is one of the best I've had. This continues the trend I've noticed since moving to the midwest: I'd never had their product before, but holy shit those folks at Odells know what they're doing. This is an outstanding beer from an amazing brewery. I don't think it's hyperbole to say I'd put it among my favourite beers I've had. Period.

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3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First Review. Just saying.

Poured from a bottle into a Surly Darkness snifter glass.
Note: Reviewer suspects some aging. See Aroma.

Appearance: I like the look. A nice abysmal black color with a nice creamy-tan, two finger head holding on for some time. Lacing was great.

Aroma: The hop character was hidden in the roast- chocolate-alcohol aroma. (I suspect that the beer was not exactly fresh because there was a subdued hop character with another funky smell.) I also picked up a some smoky character. After all of that there was a little Piney-citrus.

Taste: Like the aroma, the malt character stood out. There was the roasti-chocolate. The alcohol flavor was there. The bitterness seemed to come from both hops and malt, which I thought made it meld well. I Picked up a resinous-piney taste. Citrus notes. A dry end with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Some warming from the alcohol.

Overall: I liked the beer. I'm unfamiliar with the style, but it seems a little more hop American hops character would have made it great.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 4.5 - This is a pretty good looking beer, definitely lives up to their double IPA. Dark brown-black colored beer with a nice off white-tan head that leaves great lacing on the glass.
S - 4.0 - Some citrusy/piney hops with roasted malts/coffee in the background. What a black IPA should smell like.
T - 4.5 - Definitely a lot of the same citrusy orange zest, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors seen in Myrcenary but with a dark roasted malt background.
M - 4.5 - medium mouth feel. Definitely half way in between a stout and an IPA. Alc is there but appropriate for the style. Aftertaste is bitter citrusy hops.
O - 4.5 - Nice. I liked this the first time I had it, and I like it again now. Great beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of SalukiAlum (I think) pours a dark brown color with a nice creamy cap of tan head. Awesome retention and even better lacing. Its nice when a beer label is actually informative, looks like this is an uber fresh example since last Saturday was DST fallback.

Nose is fruity hops with a chalky, roasted maltiness that combines to give it a plum-like aroma. Smells pretty good, not acrid or overly bitter.

The hops definitly dig deep right from the start all the way to a pithy finish, there is a ton of hops in here. The malts are thankfully not as roasty as some of these Black IPAs can get. Hops are lush, fruity and bright, also fairly unique in this style. Excellent beverage, Odell can make some damn fine hoppy beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep coffee black with a one finger off-white head. Quite stout like in appearance, but very nice. Scents of peat moss, pine, roast malt and black coffee. True to style, the earthy qualities and hops shine through, backed by a nice roast and black malt scent. Very well done. Taste is roast malt, a bit of alcohol mingling in the background and finish, an ample level of piney hops, citrus pith and grapefruit, some very faint hints of coffee and sweetness and a nice earthiness in the background. It's a very good set of flavors, hoppy yet roasty, bitter with an earthy hint. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation and some alcohol burn with an oily-slick finish. Very good, quite nice to drink. Overall this is a good black IPA. It's got the hops, it's got the earthiness and it's got the roastiness to compete with others in it's class.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 851 ratings.
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