Man, I am loving this Mountain Standard from Odell Brewing Co. I had it last year, but it seems to be in its prime this season
Usually I am not a fan of black IPAs, but this one carries some weight! The specialty malt really brings in a nice, roasty character and the aroma is very "Odell" with its grapefruit notes.
I think the fact that it is a double helps keep it in the traditional IPA world for me. Sometimes black IPAs, in general, can be overcome with dark malt flavors. But The increased IBU and malt bill helps it transcend the pitfalls of other beer of this genre.
This is a great brew for when the temperatures start dropping into the winter lows, and at 9.5% ABV, this is a brew that will get you feeling toasty on the inside mighty quickly. Get it while you can, this beer is only around for a short time.
Looking forward to trying some in its hometown when I hit Fort Collins this weekend!
See you there!