Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Brenden:
4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sublimely Self-Righteous, perhaps at this point a staple of the style, is a rich-looking beer that's pretty close to black but with some lighter brown highlights. It grows a creamy head just over a finger tall that leaves patchy lacing that's just as creamy sticking to the glass.
Well, it's Stone, so I can't say I'm surprised at how hoppy it is; maybe the first time out of the bottle, but I know what to expect and have come to love from this brewery. Big, oily resinous piney hops are huge, with some roast giving a bit of char. It's about the right ratio of hops to malts, and definitely done big. There's plenty of grapefruit and citrus zest for added bitterness, though there's a hint of caramel or toffee as well. The aroma and flavor are similar, with the exception that the aroma more strongly showcases the pine and the flavor more the citrus, but each has both powerfully.
The body is medium, going neither to bright and soft or too rich and thick, having elements of each and offering some dryness from the bitter element and the char while remaining almost juicy despite it. Bitterness lingers in a full finish.
Serving type: on-tap
09-27-2013 15:14:14 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Creamy tan head and beautiful dark dark red body.
S - Sweet roasted malts with some hops
T - Um.. yum! Sweet malt and roasted caramel underneath with a bevy of hop and citrus IPA characteristics.
M - Smooth upfront and carbonated later with a bit Alcohol at the end.
O - Really enjoyable and not everyday flavour. Down to have one of these whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 02:02:15 | More by samtrillo
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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