Mountain Standard Double Black IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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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:
144
Gots:
132
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of XxNitExX
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A- Pours nearly jet black with a little red highlights. Has a tan head that shows all kinds of lacing but doesn't stick around for very long.

S- Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, with a floral hop aroma also. Smells delicious, no strong alcohol presence.

T- All kinds of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, coffee, chocolate, but has a decent amount of hop bitterness to help even it out. Awesome beer.

M- Goes down very very very smooth. Not a black ipa because of the lack of hops but a great overall beer

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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

Received via a beer trade. Poured from bottle into over sized tulip glass

A: Thick foamy head with good retention. Very dark black, almost entirely opaque

S: Sweet roasted malt notes with some floral hoppiness on the nose. Smells like it's going to be quite smooth

T: Sweet malts are up front in this beer, closely followed piney bitterness from the hops. The bitterness lingers and the malts give way to a mild smokiness/coffee flavor.

M: Medium to thick bodied and yet with enough carbonation to give it a "bite" and remain refreshing.

Overall, this is almost exactly what I expect a Black IPA to be. Sweet and thick like a porter with a very well balanced hoppy bitterness

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Kaos

A - Pours incredibly dark, thick creamy head, great lacing. Not completely opaque, but close to it

S - Smells like an IPA, hints of mocha and mint

T - Tastes tremendous, subtle tones of hops, coffee, pine, citrus

M - great carbonation, drinkability, a real pleasure to drink

O - Grab a 4 pack at any cost

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4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle to a Smutty pint glass.

Appearance- Very dark amber/black with one finger creamy head. Tons of lacing.

Smell- Piney hops. Dark roasted malts. Chocolate and coffee bitterness. Grass.

Taste- Bitter chocolate. Coffee. Earthy hops. Roasty malts. Nice bitter finish. Slight booze at the back of my throat.

Mouthfeel- Ridiculously smooth. Creamy with some mild carbonation. Like drinking a porter.

Overall- This is what a black IPA should be like. Beautiful cross between a porter and an IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark cola-brown with a fluffy dark khaki head that settles to a thick cap. Nice and resinous, with the standard grapefruit, espresso, and dark chocolate aromas of a "Black IPA". Taste is similar, perhaps a bit closer to a hoppy stout then a"Black IPA". Chocolate, dark malt, espresso, grapefruit rind, and resinous hops. Nice. Mouthfeel is pretty full, with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty decent beer, surprised to see the ABV on this, as it's surprisingly drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: Best by 1/23/2013
Glass: Tulip

Odell's Mountain Standard is a solid, hopped black ale, with a bit of restraint in terms of bitterness or obviousness of roasted malt. While good, I would have liked to see bolder roasted malt and chocolate flavors alongside a slightly more aggressive hopping.

Pours a 2cm tall head of dense, thick foam, comprised of small bubbles, beige to light tan in color. The head's retention is excellent, lasting at least two-and-a-half minutes by my watch as I wait for it to decline before taking a sip. The lacing left by the retreating head is also superior, creating a multifaceted patchwork of streaks and lines, leaving something resembling a spiderweb or many criss-crossed trunks of trees along the entire perimeter of the glass.

Aroma of mild roasted malt with equally mild grapefruit and pine resin-like hop aromas. Intensity increases the more this warms, but still a bit disappointing in its lack of boldness, I would have liked to smell more roast, chocolate, and pine resin flavors, along with anything unique that Odell wanted to add.

The beer features a fairly balanced blend of moderate roasted malt flavor with equally moderate citrus and pine resin-flavored hops for an enjoyable, unextreme mix. Front of palate picks up moderately strong roasted malt flavors with more subtle grapefruit and pine. Mid-palate is of mild roasted malt, some grapefruit bitterness and pine resin, which are accentuated by faint ethanol. The malts are the showcase here, rich, smooth, and roasty. Back of palate features pine resin-like hops with a modest bitterness and a bit of obvious ethanol. Aftertaste of roasted barley with citrus and grapefruit hops, very mild bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied with carbonation of medium-low intensity, creating a very smooth mouthfeel that foams up only slightly upon the palate. The result is a very pleasant, sippable beer that features a dry close with mild stickiness lingering along the palate. Despite being able to taste the ethanol slightly, I feel little to none in the nostrils or across the palate, but a slight burn on the back of the throat that's almost negligible. The heavy smoothness of this beer is excellent.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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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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