Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 4,493 | Reviews: 1,792 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MeneerBeerSnob:
District of Columbia
4.35/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bomber poured into a stein.
A-Pours a deep intimidating brown and a creamy light brown head with big bubbles that stay around.
S-Damn strong piney hops with slight hints of caramel malt and a smoky background profile.
T-First sip is a hit of hops that refreshes the palate and gives a bit of tart grapefruit. On the way down, a smoky malt really brings the flavor.
M-Each sip transitions from crisp to creamy and really satisfies.
O-I love the hops and for a dark ale it brings a lot of subtleties. I've seen other reviews describe it as a black IPA and it fits the bill. Good beer for a good price. Stone brewers have the right to be sublimely self righteous.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2012 01:19:19 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
More User Reviews:
4.78/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours dark black with medium carbonation that creates a nice tan head as well as some decent lacing. Looks like what you would expect from a stout.
S: The smell is fantastic! Lots of earthy and fruity hops (grapefruit and citrus) as well as a hint of that dark (almost molasses) malt aroma.
T: This is where the beer shines... Very bitter but not so much as to deter you from drinking it. Earthy, floral, and fruity hops show through the roasted malt and peach flavor of the beer. Stone did an amazing job creating a unique style that blends together all the flavors so nicely. Very flavorful!
M: Mouthfeel is perfect. Medium to full body, creamy but very drinkable. The finish isn't dry and those flavors stick to your tastebuds for a while after you sip. Carbonation is spot on with the flavor.
O: Overall this is probably my favorite beer of the ones I've tried so far. Definitely one that you can try more than once and enjoy just as much, if not more, as the last time. Stone has made a beer that somehow has a strong and intense flavor that makes you wish you had another bottle when you're done!
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 17:23:08 | More by McLovinBeast57
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,493 ratings.