Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass.
A - A black ale indeed, this beer is ebony through and through. Finger-thick tan head comes along for the ride with decent retention. Lacing is surprisingly minimal on this one.
S - Nose is strong in its piney scent. Has a small backbone of roasted malts and chocolate, but not much else.
T - Much maltier and balanced than the nose, oddly enough. Citrus flavors explode on the front end before it melts into a sweeter beer, with a roasted cereal character, if you can imagine that. Finally, the back end brings those piney scents get a big payoff. Really robust character with a notable bitterness.
M - Lighter than I’d expect for a beer like this, with a smooth, creamy consistency and a prickly carbonation. Finish is about as clean as you can find.
Overall/notes - Really good beer. Don’t have much of a comparison as its my first black ale, but I can say that it’s fairly enjoyable. The strongest suit is its balance
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2011 02:24:36 | More by bbkd3b
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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.