Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Andreji:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had stored this baby for months now after fellow ba aschwab brought it over of me back in feb.
Yesterday, after un-beerlike procrastination, I decided to go for it.
Poured into a pilsner glass, shared with a friend. Nice, dark brown to black tone with a generous and dark chocolate toned head. in itself it looked beautiful, non translucent.
Smell isn't too strong but it comes off in a deliciously well blended feel of coffee and hops. sort of porter-ish at first but too sweet and less smokey than it. the hop feel is hardly overwhelming, and rather complimentary to it- it doesn't go the way so many american beers go with their hops.
Taste is fantastic. soft, sweet palate at first, with a roast maltiness to it aided by a simultaneous musty feel of yeast. smoky across the tasting, and ends with a strong hop feel that however doesn't overtake the following sip. It's thick bodied, but not enough to be viscous- it was very nice to drink in a cold, refreshing sort of tone.
Overall, yet another beautiful american beer, a twist to the direction usually perceived by me from Stone (and certainly its most original and tasty one). I never cease to be amazed with the brews of the states.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2011 00:15:31 | More by Andreji
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served from 22 oz. bottle into tulip glass.
A - Body is a rich, rosewood-color, with a foamy ivory head forming on top.
S - Pine resin, grapefruit, and hemp dominate. Some hints of mint and smoke.
T - A resin bomb for sure. Sticky hop flavors including pine, hemp, and grapefruit bombard the palate. The malt have tones of raisins and toast. The finish is all piney bitterness and a whiff of smoke.
M - The hop oils almost give the beer a bit of a sticky mouthfeel. The body is a bit hefty and the carbonation is fairly mild.
O - Very good black IPA. A lot more dank, piney flavors than most in the style, but the high ABV and smokey malt flavors make it work.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 11:33:43 | More by hail_seitan
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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