Mountain Standard Double Black IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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851 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 11-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
851
Reviews:
249
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
131
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 851 |  Reviews: 249
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from FremontBar. THANKS! I miss me some Odell.

Ap. - Deepest brilliant brown. Fluffy khaki head. Excellent lacing.

Ar. - Light citrus hops, a touch of pine and roast.

T. - The roast is nearly unnoticeable with all the citrus hops. Tangerine, grapefruit, hint of charred pineapple. Toasty bread, clean malt and hint of smoke. Complex!

M. - Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Touch of alcohol burn.

O. - One of my favorite Odell seasonals. A standout even with their stellar line up.

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Photo of alandis01
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of JeffH
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a Best By date of 1/8/13. Pours an incredibly dark black with a light tan head with great lacing. The aroma the brown sugar and coffee, clearly the age on this beer has dulled the hop character of the DIPA, but what remains is an intriguing beer. The flavor mirrors the aroma, lots of dark roast coffee and big malty sweetness. The end still has a good hop bitterness but very little other hop characteristics, and the finish is slightly sweet with an alcohol warming. Overall, I am very impressed with this beer's aging ability.

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Photo of Zbeetleman
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rkarimi
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - impenetrable black, two fingers of tan head retained extremely well, bits of lacing here and there
S - big pine resin and leafy hop aromas, some toffee and roasty/smoky notes also
T - pine resin and earthy hops up front, followed by roasty and light molasses malts, leafy and earthiness rounds out the with a faint touch of alcohol
M - relatively light bodied, smooth though the middle with hop bitterness picking up through a medium dry finish, no trace of the 9.5% ABV makes it dangerously drinkable
O - fairly unassuming at first but the flavours build along with the drinkability making for an outstanding example of a style that I hope grows in popularity

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of argock
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear rounded glass mug. Did not record the freshness date although I remember that it was in May 2013. Purchased by my brother Greg from a Minneapolis-area bottle shop. Tasted in early April 2013 and reviewed from notes.

A: Very dark brown to black with 1-finger of dark beige head with average retention but sticky lacing.

S: Big roasty notes with bright citrus hops, more on the lemon and grapefruit side than orange, with some herbal and earthy notes as well. Dark maltiness with a dark rye breadiness is there too.

T: A very well-composed beer with a great balance of roast, dark maltiness with some raisin and date fruitiness, and bright citrus hopping with lemon, lime, and grapefruit being most prominent. There is no acrid or astringent character, it is incredibly smooth and easy to drink as the flavors are well melded. It reminds me a little bit of the Stone Anniversary CDA from a year or so ago.

M: Very drinkable with a medium body and relatively low carbonation to yield a creamy overall experience.

O: A really impressive high-ABV CDA that is smooth, flavorful, and balanced with hops and maltiness both making bold statements. A really impressive beer that I think should be a standard-bearer for, dare I say it, imperial American Black Ale or CDA.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Good retention and moderate lacing. Moderate aroma of citrus and floral hops with a hint of roast. Flavor is a nice balance--bitter chocolate and toasted grains are there, but just enough to contrast with the nice hop profile. Not as much black patent bitterness as many black IPAs and a nice mix of citrus and piney hops. Medium mouthfeel and a clean finish. Very nice.

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