Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
4.6/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
1 pint 6 oz bottle with no date poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance - Black body with faint deep red glimmers when held up to a light source. Light brown head with decent to low lacing and decent retention.
Smell - A forest by the ocean. Reminds me of North Carolina. Woody, chocolate, lots of wet grass, floral. Tobacco and ash. Some fruity sweetness peeks through when given a swirl. One of the best smelling beers I've had in a while.
Taste - Wow. Hard fast and complex. Starts of with a light hint of thin sweetness followed quickly by a strong hay-like hop kick and bitterness. Builds up into a lime peel and creamed coffee bittersweetness. Finishes with a healthy hop and malt buzz, mostly leaning to the hoppy side, that lingers well into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Creamy and full bodied with a bite-y alcoholic effervescence and some solvency. Warming booziness.
Overall Drinkability - Very drinkable, especially considering the kick and alcohol content. I want to dub it an extreme session (though the bros already have a different use for that term).
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2011 11:39:33 | More by ZenAgnostic
More User Reviews:
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.
94 out of 100 based on 4,626 ratings.