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:
143
Gots:
131
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 851 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of barter
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The reboot with a lowered abv is excellent. Nicely hopped with solid roastiness that fits the style perfectly.

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Photo of Docrock
3.34/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is pine/pine needles, spices and dark malts. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, pine needles, grapefruit and an acidic/bitter/slightly sour finish.

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Photo of BeardedGinger
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akolb
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaz18
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the brewery 10.29.16

L - dark brown, 1 finger of head, lots of lace left all over the glass

S - fresh citrus hops, pint, roasts,

T - sweet and bitter, chocolate, toasty

F - smooth, hidden abv. Well done!

O -

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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: very dark brown; definitely not black but close. The head is a solid 2-finger tan head that lasts indefinitely as you’d expect from an IPA / 2X IPA.

Aroma: the alcohol really comes through in the nose. Hops are present but very little dark malt.

Flavor: roasty, increasingly so as the beer warms. Nice and hoppy to balance the flavors. The hops are definitely of northwest variety – spicy with pine. Pine is key. Perfect hops. There is some alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light-medium. A few of these beers could go down a wee tad too easily.

Overall: this is certainly an enjoyable beer and well done, but Odell’s Myrcenary is better. A good beer nonetheless, and kudos to Odell for trying a black double IPA. Well done.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Trentt2
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: dark, ruby at the bottom, light tan foam with a touch of lacing. Head quick to settle
S: like an IPA. Lots of hops. Touch of sweet malt comes through
T: a malty IPA. Nice!
F: thicker than expected. A nice surprise
O: my first double black IPA. Reminded me of a hoppy porter. I liked it

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Photo of Akeah
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleJ
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Named after the time zone in which Colorado falls under, Mountain Standard is a Double India Dark Ale, or if you prefer, a hoppy Imperial Stou, hoppy dark beer, whatever. It should be good to go. On to the beer:

It certainly looks black in color with the lightly tanned head, which retains itself quite well and has a somewhat creamy texture. The hops seem to have faded, creating more of a bittersweet beer with notes of prunes, pine, resin, and pears.

Mountain Standard seems to have aged pretty well. You still have a kick of hops that provide gentle pine and resin. Despite its strength, Mountain Standard doesn't show its high octane alcohol. I got a note of bittersweet malt and vague mixed fruits, which I suspect is coming from the yeast. The beer should be respected as the liquid goes down, and that mouth feel is full-bodied.

It aged fine, which makes me more curious to find a fresh sample in future.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark pour, mostly black, beige head reppin' that 3/4" depth. Aroma was very nice, 1st tier tropical and citrus dominate way more than roast like less good black ipas.

Taste keeps hitting those tropical waves, catch a wave brah. Pineapple and mango stuff. Carbonation spot on. This one actually tastes like ipa more than it does porter. For once.

This could be the best black ipa around. Not bitter, hides alcohol, not roasty, is fruity.

Das it man.

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Photo of mar_mar_801
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EvanRobertson
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shippy
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle, bottled 2/4/16. Pours a dark brown with a big, creamy light tan head. Against light, the color looks like a deep red. Aromas of floral hops are prevalent, with some bready malt notes, and roasty chocolate. Flavors start piney with some bitterness, but heavy malt flavors take over with roasty breadiness with some chocolate. Less ashy and harsh than most black IPAs. Tends toward the malty side, but well balanced with some hops and bitterness, but not too much. Feel is medium/heavy and very creamy. The ABV is well hidden in this beer. Overall, a delicious winter beer that is very smooth with flavors that blend very nicely together.

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Photo of Jaypeajus
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6er in NE, brought home to IN. One of my first black IPAs. Pretty darn good overall. I got some carmelized hoppy toned down roasted pinecone. Or at least that was the mental image forming in my mind as I enjoyed it. Wish Odell was more readily available in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft.

Look is a murky dark brown with small khaki hea. Goes down to thin film and ring, no lacing.

Smell is mostly hops at first, with pine and slight citrus. As it warms the malts show up in the nose.

Taste is really interesting... there's so much here that I feel unable to even start, but its definitely the sweet flavors taking over, breadiness with lots of molasses and closing with lots of bitterness.

Feel is thick for an ipa, plenty of carbonation and it gets sticky as it warms. Long finish on this one.

Overall, this is not a favorite style for me, but I'm enjoying the beer regardless. Nice balance considering the extreme complexity. Interestingly... this started off as an ipa when it was poured and I smelled it, but by the last gulp it was finishing like a stout!

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Photo of videofrog
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MLoxxer
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A visually pleasing black IPA (which in my mind is a strange name for a style, as how can a beer be both black and pale at the same time?). I was served this beer in a pint glass which was filled from the tap at Yia Yia's in Lincoln Nebraska. Although the head collapsed quickly, very respectable lacing was left behind. The flavor is more hoppy than malty, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. The body is pleasingly light. If this is really a 9.5% ABV beer, it's hard to tell as it is very drinkable. This is a nicely crafted brew and recommended to fans of the style.

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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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