Mountain Standard Double Black IPA | Odell Brewing Company

853 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 11-04-2009

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Ratings: 853 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of brurevu
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

The beer poured a pitch black with slight ruby highlights when held up to the light a and a slight tan head that left sufficient lacing. The aroma was slightly piney but more resinous and citrus notes with sweet roasted malt backup as to be expected in a Black IPA. The taste exceptionally glided between dark roasty bitterness and piney, resinous hop bitterness that played off each other and kept my deeply coated palate guessing as to where all the flavors were coming from. The citrus hop flavors peaked their head out from time to time as well and really accentuated the interplay between the dark roasted malts and hop bite. There is almost a rye or roasted coffee tone deep in this monstrous beauty of a beer. A really superb Black IPA that manages the line between roasty malts and bitter hoppiness with finesse, if you can say that about such a high abv brew. Another great one from Odell.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.16/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TooGood
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very smooth drinking and tasty black IPA by Odell. Very dark brown in the glass with minimal head but decent lacing. Taste is sweet almost toffee like, with a hint of citrus. I garb a 4 pack of this brew every year, it hasn't let me down yet.

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.12/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Oakenshield53
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Maaaan, this is tasty. This is a glass of beer to pay attention to, right here.

Pours a very dark brown with a half-inch of tan foam which settles to a thin stripe, and the scent is definitely hop-forward. Slightly muted, not a bright sharp salad-bar tang of hops, but definite.

A disarmingly (for such a robust-looking brew) clean presentation at first, and then the roastiness and malt announce themselves like a warm towel slowly applied after a good shave, in the back of the throat and on the sides of the tongue. It finishes with a very interesting pine resin / grapefruit note, but the grapefruit thing is hard for me to work out; it's not the FLAVOR of grapefruit at all, the malty-bready-smoky atmosphere stays assuredly in place for a good while, but it's more that feeling you get on the top of the palate after drinking grapefruit juice.

This effect makes the smoky-malty flavor which stays hunkered down right there where you put it finish up with a nice, dry sharpness, rather than being thick and filling.

This is seriously delicious. Fantastic beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mountain Standard Double Black IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 853 ratings.
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