Beer Review – Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA

Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA

The Odell Brewing Company is located in Ft. Collins, CO which is the home of Colorado State University.  I visited the taproom during the Great American Beer Festival in 2008.  They make a fine line of regular beers as well as special releases.  Their annual Woodcut Series release is looked forward to by beer geeks across the US.

I first tried this beer at the 2010 Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder in November.  It was one of the offerings during the Live Beer Blogging session.  I was only able to taste a sample which left me wanting more.  When I saw this at Good Spirits in Sioux Falls last weekend, I was able to pick up a bottle.  It comes in a 750 ml bottle and is pricey at $18.89.

ABV = 9.5%

The beer poured out deep brown into a pint glass (a tulip glass would have been more appropriate).  The head was light tan.  There was a piney aroma with a slight trace of roast