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

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Added by Mebuzzard on 11-04-2009

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: The body is espresso bean black with only the faintest of a brown hue coming through the edges in the light. The head is a frothy mocha color that slowly recedes to a bubbly film. Sheets of webby lacing like a net cover the glass.

Aroma: Hoppy and piny up front, then covered in a sweet oily black licorice with faint roasted malts in the background.

Taste: Very hoppy and piny at first. A nice spiciness follows from the alcohol, with more chocolate in the palate than in the nose. Also an underlying fruit sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry and quite sharp from the alcohol.

Overall: Delicious as a sipper. Quite strong though.

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Photo of mcflypie
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A seasonal favorite here in Colorado and elsewhere:

A: Dark, sexy, and nice off-white thick lacing bubbles.

S: Roasted malts, sweet, and hoppiness,

T: Roasted, slight smokey/malty and hoppy.

M: Bitter and robust; hoppy, dark, and malty.

O: Great beer. Classic Colorado brew! A legend!!

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a pure black color that doesn't let any light through. Medium to larger head, about 2.5 fingers, that both retains and laces tremendously well.

S- Piney and resinous right off the bat, this one is moderately to very bitter. Hops is basically the only scent on this one, with none of the dark malts making it through the sticky hops bitterness.

T- Starts just like in the scent, with a bold, piney hops bitterness. That flavor profile sticks around through most of the drink, until the end, when the dark malt flavors kick in. The dark malts start off slightly bitter and burnt, similar to a dry stout. Some chocolate flavors kick in right before the hops make a slight return to end it with a little bit of a bite.

M- Thicker and smooth and the dark malts give the whole beer a good amount of creamy feel. Carbonation is closer to the level of a regular IPA, but the mix of darker flavors really adds to the smooth feel.

Overall, this is among the better IPA's I've had, and probably the best black IPA. A very good beer.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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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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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled September 10th. 12 oz.

A: Opaque body with a nice dark coffee color. Creamy tan head with nice retention.

S: Nice citrus hop presence balanced with caramel, chocolate malt.

T: For lack of a better description, this could be a Myrcenary/Cutthroat Porter hybrid, with more focus on Myrcenary. Similar hop profile as Myrcenary and balanced perfectly for the style. Tons of hop flavor without much bitterness.

M: Creamy, not too thick. Good carbonation. Almost perfect.

O: Another awesome beer from the best brewery in Colorado.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 853 ratings.
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