Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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Pours out a nigh-black with three fingers of tan frothy head that lasts for three minutes and leaves behind some lovely patterns of lace. Medium body and carbonation levels, smooth texture and a nice hoppy crispness to the finish.
Smells of a wonderful blend of blackened roasted malts and fresh juicy citric hopping of both oranges and grapefruits. As the glass warms, resinous hopping aroma joins in as well. The flavor is slightly more roasted-focused than the nose is, but that is not to say that the hopping is not well represented. There is plenty of piney goodness to go around. It overall keeps very dry and ABV is about 75% hidden. (There is a rising warmth in the background, but mostly the orange peel hopping is made fruitier and richer by the ABV presence, which is a good thing in my book.) This is one of the best Black IIPAs out there on the market IMHO.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2012 17:43:10 | More by WastingFreetime
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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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