Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ckk527:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22-oz bomber into pint glass.
A: Dark brown to black, with a glimmer of mahogany where the light hits (at bottom of piny glass when help up to light source). Thick and inviting light tan head, 2-fingers deep with a mildly aggressive pour. Substantial lacing remains near the lip of the pint glass and is streaky below that.
S: Aroma of pine, some roast, but I'm also picking up a slight musty-resiny aroma. Truly a hop-lover's dream. Not mine, but for the style, spot-on.
Taste: Hops up front, with a slight malt note next, followed immediately by a mix of cocoa and bitter citrus (grapefruit, maybe?). Something just short of burnt. There is a LOT going on here, and it all works quite nicely.
Mouthfeel: Dry and tart but smooths out to provide a light-medium feel.
O: Full disclosure: I am not a fan of IPAs in any form, but since this one was from Stone, I felt it warranted a try. A remarkable representation of the style, and priced reasonably (which is not always the case when looking to buy a brew from Stone). I will finish my bomber and enjoy the experience of tasting a truly remarkable American black ale. However, I probably will not purchase again - simply out of personal preference.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 21:45:42 | More by ckk527
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3.94/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle from Stone variety pack, poured into pint glass. Enjoy by 10/02/14.
Black body with reddish hints when held up against a light. Small tan colored head, well carbonated, and good lacing.
Faint sweetness on the nose.
Taste was very nice, sweet with only a very faint bitterness. Roasted malts come out at the end. (Similar pattern to Arrogant Bastard) Mouth was around medium.
I personally do not really understand Black Ales/IPA's, seems to me there are always much better options on either the IPA or stout side. This one seems to favor the stout side. Taste seem to improve as the ale warmed up toward room temperature. Overall, an enjoyable drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:50:44 | More by MikeWard
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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