Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BrewsCrewSA:
3.43/5 rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours black, as the style would suggest. Tan head retains extremely well.
Hops overwhelm the bouquet. Smells piney, woodsy, almost like a natural fir.
Extreme flavor - hops, hops, hops, alcohol, hops. Really, there's nothing more to it, which is why I wouldn't classify this beer as extraordinary. I can see already a few sips in, how this could get redundant almost. It's like biting copper.
As the heaviness will eventually settle in, the acids kind of wear the palate out. It's extremely flavorful, it blasts the tastebuds, so again, I marked it kind of low in this respect. It offers nothing but the same flavor over and over, there's almost no complexity in my opinion.
High in alcohol and volume, I wouldn't expect more than one would not suffice, unless you're a hophead and you'd like to get tanked. Not my cup o' tea.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2011 01:48:04 | More by BrewsCrewSA
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4.95/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This has to be the best black IPA on the planet. Great dark appearance! The smell of roasted malts is phenomenal. Characteristically over hopped like many Stone beers but the Taste is a perfect blend of malt and hops. This could be my favorite Stone beer, and they have a lot of great ones!
Serving type: growler
07-19-2014 04:17:09 | More by pda22
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,971 ratings.