Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MicroBeerMan1980:
2.98/5 rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
At first glance this beer seems very inviting. It has interesting aromas, a lovely dark color, good head retention, etc. Just what a porter or stout should look like. Then, I tasted it.
First the nose. Dry, rich, malty and the floral notes of the dry hoping coming through. Seems interesting.
The first flavors I noticed were the Amarillo hops, which I like. Floral, citrusy, yet mild. Not necessarily for a beer like this. Then I was blasted with the overly piney taste of the Simcoe hops. Normally, I love Simcoe hops. IN AN IPA, or something of that sort! Meanwhile, as I'm fighting my way past the spruce tree that just entered my mouth, I start to notice thick rich chocolate malts breaking through. Wow! Pine, Citrus and chocolate malts.
As for the mouth feel, it seemed okay, but I was to busy trying to process why a brewer would combine citrus+pine+chocolate.
Definitely not one of the better Stone beers I've enjoyed.
Serving type: on-tap
08-02-2010 04:39:12 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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4.28/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nearly opaque brown black, almost 1 inch head that falls to about 1/4" and lasts. Lots of lacing.
Smells of sweet roasted malts with a hint of hops.
Tastes of dark malty sweetness up front, citrus hops come in and there is a hint of the alcohol at the finish.
Medium body and mild carbonation makes this almost creamy.
Overall, great black IPA, I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this one is tasty.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 01:17:11 | More by BradC
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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