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Odell Mountain Standard Beer Review

Today I received a beer in a trade that I will be reviewing for my upcoming 1000th post, and tonight I will have a bottle of one of the beers I sent back the other direction. It is an American Black Ale with 9.5% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) called Odell Mountain Standard. Given how much I enjoy Odell Brewing Company, I am kind of surprised I haven’t had this beer before, but it’s time to give it a whirl. Mountain Standard is available in the fall and early winter each year.

Odell Mountain Standard is a black bodied beer, which glows a deep ruby red when held up to a light. A small but durable tan head floats atop, leaving a very thick coat of lacing behind on the glass.

The nose is nicely balanced between black malts, lightly roasted, and bright citrusy and floral hop notes.

The roast picks up a little strength in the taste, with smooth chocolate and caramel malts underlying. A vibrant hop finish starts floral and grassy, moving through citrus and grapefruit, and winding up in a fairly bitter and lightly piney finish. Alcohol spice is nicely blended. The mouth is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Odell Mountain Standard strikes a nice balance between a fairly robust malt start and a complex hop finish, resulting in a tasty brew that is meant to be sipped. Not really sure why it took me a few years to check this beer out, but this won’t be the last time I pick some up.

Odell Mountain Standard : A-

Odell Mountain Standard Specs
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 60
Beer Reviews by Prof Sudz

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