Mountain Standard Double Black IPA | Odell Brewing Company

Mountain Standard Double Black IPAMountain Standard Double Black IPA
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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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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz with my taster nonic
-Bottled 02/23/12

A: Thin and dark brown on the pour but nearing black as it sits in the glass. Definitely has a lighter brown edge to it that let's through a ruby glow when held to the light. Dense khaki tan head with solid retention and spotted lacing on the way down.

S: Smells freshly hopped with some nice dank pines at first waft. Some hints of citrus fruit and a bit of roasty malt brings an overall sweetened black licorice scent to the brew.

T: Much like the nose, the brew opens up with some real juicy pine hops and a kiss of citrus fruit. Moderate bitterness levels. All melds well into a real charred malt roast character. Burnt caramel sugars. Soft hints of coffee. Overall I am again reminded of black licorice. Slightly warming but ABV's are incredibly well masked at 9.5%. Very well done for the style and great balance of flavors.

M: Medium bodied brew with an upper level of carbonation lends to a very creamy smooth mouthfeel and lighter perception. A bit of sticky resiuduals on the tongue and a slight astringent dry finish.

D: One of the better Black IPA's out there. Real nice balance and especially easy to drink at 9.5% ABV. Light, creamy, hoppy, and roasty.

Odell - is there anything they don't do well???

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved in a trade from StlThrash. Thanks Todd for sending some ODell to Las Vegas.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my Stone tulip...

A - Pours a dark cola brown, letting in just a tinge of mahogany/runy color along the edges. 1 finger of light brown head slowly fades leaving a nice ring.

S - Smells extremely malty. Not really getting any hops. But definately a lot of dark, rich roasted malts.

T/M - Wow, this one was heavier than I thought it would be. Very rich and creamy. Drinks more like an imperial porter. The taste follows the nose as to the maltiness. Overloaded with roasted malts giving way to some molasses notes. Once again, not really getting the hops here either, which is a little dissapointing seeing as how it's an IPA.

O - Well it is called a Double Black IPA, so I guess it should be no surprise that the dark roasted malts are in the front. A very good and unique brew for sure. Glad I got my hands on this one, thank you again Todd!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Unibroue tulip. Best by date of 5/10/12

Appearance: Pours a very, very dark brown, almost pitch black color, with two fingers of off-white/tan head, that seems to be staying around for awhile, as well as leaving some very nice lacing.

Smell: Tons of dark chocolate, and coffee/espresso notes coming in hard here. A slight hop floral smell, as well as a bit of alcohol spice.

Taste: Upfront you get a nice bit of hop bitterness, and spice. As it moves towards the back of the mouth, you get a lot of the chocolate, and coffee notes. Finishes up with some more bitterness from the hops, as well as some slight alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, almost RIS like.

Overall: Fantastic brew in the Black IPA category, which happens to be one of my favorite styles. And this one ranks right up there with the best of this style.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Bitter Creek in Boise. Dark coffee in color with a small mocha head that did not lace the glass much. Low in carbination, but a nice hop burst and with eyes closed it is easy to imagine the beer as an amber color. With eyes open you can taste a little coffee bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden, and the hops are relatively mild- I really enjoyed this- as did my wife who is not much for hoppy beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty and well-made like everything Odell does, should appeal plenty to fans of this somewhat divisive style. Does a great job of balancing roasted notes with vivid pine and citrusy grapefruit hops; good bitterness that doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors; very low sweetness and alcohol presence. Looks the part, with a nearly black body and a fluffy tan head, strong retention and lace. The nose matches with the taste; roasted malt and piney hops emerge clearly.

Body is medium, not too thin, carbonation just a touch below medium, with nice life on the tongue and a smooth, slightly creamy feel. Lingering aftertaste is bitter but not over long or aggressive; the roastiness, grapefruit peel, and pine resins dissipate slowly, giving you something to remember as they fade. The alcohol, while packing a punch, isn’t noticed in the taste much, if at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured an almost complete black, with 2 fingered head that slowly recedes into a few caps.

Aroma is citrus and pine hops with chocolate covered coffee beans.

Taste is more of the same - balanced citrus and pine hops, with chocolate and coffee stout flavors. Very good balance between IPA qualities and stout qualities. Nailed it.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Could use some more thinkness, but thin body does not reflect alcohol, which is refreshing. Given ABV I would expect a lot more alcohol character with the thin body...but not present.

Very good "double" BIPA. Plenty of hop character and plenty of stout character. Neither one overwhelming.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle carefully poured into my Schlafly tulip.

A - Pours a very dark, opaque, black/brown with a nice, frothy, off-white 1 1/2 finger head. Dissipated slowly and left a 1/4" cap throughout. Nice lacing on the way down. Beautifully dark red hue when held up to light.

S - Very complex blend of American hops and malt backbone. You get the piney, fruity, citrusy aromas of a DIPA, but also the beautiful toasted and chocolately aromas from the dark malts. A wonderfully smelling brew.

T & M - Same as the taste - complex, smooth, nicely hopped but not bitter. Malt backbone is very apparent and shines through loud and clear. 9.5% alcohol is well hidden, even as it warms.

Overall - I haven't been disappointed with O'Dell yet, and this is yet another notch in their belt. Along with Myrcenary, they brew 2 of my all-time favorite beers. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Sampled on 3-18-12
Best before 3-27-12

Appearance: a very dark brown color, completely opaque with a tan head that bubbles away quickly, leaving behind a dense ring of tan lacing.

Smell: deep, dark malt up front yields to a light citrus hop aroma. Light and subtle, but also deep and complex. Very good.

Taste: a complete combination of smoky malt and fruity hops. Both ends are well represented, without dominating the flavor. The finish is lightly sweet with the perfect amount of bitterness. The alcohol is completely imperceptible. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: perfect thickness for the malty flavors and thinner on the finish to let the hops show through.

Overall: Maybe the best example of a black IPA I've ever had. Not the most intense beers ever made, just extremely well crafted.

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4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Nonic pint glass two weeks before the best by date.

A - Pours dark chocolate brown - nearly black, opaque with two finger khaki head. As the head recedes it leaves creamy lacing along the sides and thins to a creamy thick 1/4 inch head with in minutes.

S - Pleasant floral hop aroma dominates. Roasted malt goodness is detectable, but the american hop profile is the star.

T - A wonderful balance of american hop (floral/citrus) and chocolate and caramel malts. A Few drinks in the 9.5% alcohol begins to peak out, but not in an entirely unpleasant way - more warming sensation with the roasted malts.

M - Comfortably in the medium body range with creamy texture and a slight bite of hops, well balanced mouthfeel with a lingering creamy coating on the tongue.

O - One of the better beers I've had recently and certainly a top contender for the Odell brews. I bought this because I've always been happy with the Odell stuff and this certainly has not let me down. This is the first I've tried Double Black IPA and I hope all other examples are equally delicious in this style.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93% out of 100 with 853 ratings
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