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:
852
Reviews:
249
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
133
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 852 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Blargimus
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Best by 5/10/2012, but I've had it fresher before.

Pours a deep brown with a wonderfully tall tan head.

Past the exp. date, the smell is mostly molasses and malt, but there's still enough hops to let you know it's an IPA. From memory of it fresh, it's heavily hopped.

Strong bitter backbone, but very sweet. Caramel, molasses, dark malt. Some roastiness. Superb.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick. Really coats the tongue, and fairly low carbonation is perfect.

A+, and one of Odell's finest.

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of 6demonbag
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of sammo
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%

Photo of dorf
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of swaghawk
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of 3Hops
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thoroughly ebon appearance, with crimson highlights at the edges. Impressive cream-toned foam, leaving lace aplenty.

Subdued aromatics, mix of muted grassy hops and dark malt.

Taste: Gracious on the tongue, and down the throat. Delicate hop buzz grips the palate, washed over by roasty black and chocolate malts, altogether beautifully balanced. Nothing is out of whack, nothing doesn't gel. Roasty espresso and cocoa notes, while a persistently hoppy tingle hanging over.
Smooth, full-bodied, and drinkable. Rewarding, without being too complex. Has depth, though, and plenty of deliciousness. And while you sink too deeply into it's tempting flavors, the 9.5% ABV doesn't to rear it's head.

This one goes in to the category of Black Ales/ IBAs that I actually like. Although it's ease of drinking belies it's alcoholic strength. Have to put a stop after one.

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Photo of aliving1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Devi0us
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of BlackIIPAJK
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of SMason
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of M1A2
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Steimie
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark brown color with a huge tan head. The aroma has a lot of pine and resin notes, with some darker malt thrown in. The flavor is very similar, with the strong pine and resin notes from the hops really coming through strong. There is also some chocolate and lightly roasted malt, as well as some cream and a low amount of bitterness. There is also a slight medicinal flavor, but I can't pick out what it is caused by. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with a cool graphic of sun and moon poured into a Southern tier 12 oz. tulip.

Almost a jet black body with dark ruby brown edges and a light mocha tan head that settles to a ring with a light skim coat.

Smells of black roasted malts with a faint citrus hop aroma. Bottle is 8 weeks old. I should have opened this sooner as I recall that when I tried it fresh the aroma had a more pronounced hop explosion.

Tastes like bold grapefruit and orange peel hops with a solid black malt backing. Alcohol is not strong for a beer of this ABV. Bitter aftertaste beckons me to take another sip. Great hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is slick, oily and smooth with fine light carbonation bubbles.

I love black DIPA's and this is a very good one from Odells!

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Photo of StubFaceJoe
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of drabmuh
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this is #13 on the "Top Beers - American Black Ale" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a snifter. Beer is dark brown / black. A nice off white head of small bubbles with nice retention. Some lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is a little odd. Smells first like pine hops and then like dishwater. Hmm.

Beer is much better than the aroma. Medium body. Nice pine hops. Good finish. Clean and nice with moderate bitterness but no real roast. I'd have it again.

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Photo of GoneSquatchin
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 852 ratings.
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