Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,918 | Reviews: 1,814 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by decafron:
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
a - deep dark sludge with a beautiful huge head. lacing seems to be everlasting. can't wait to dive into this.
s - bright citrus hops lead with a wallop of chocolate malt on the finish. smells as good as it looks...
t - this where this ale really explodes! a perfectly balanced marriage of cocoa and piney hops. it's subtle and huge at the same time...easily the best thing i've tasted from stone.
m - the perfect amount of bitterness, carbonation, and hoppy resin. not a hint of that high alcohol which could be a blessing or a curse.
d - holy crap...where have you been all my life? black ipa's are easily my favorite style of the last couple years and SSR is exceptional. i'm not the biggest fan of stone so i usually walk by them when i'm making a purchase. this beer has given me a new found respect for them. BUY THIS NOW!
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2010 03:43:10 | More by decafron
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4.46/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served from 22 oz. bottle into tulip glass.
A - Body is a rich, rosewood-color, with a foamy ivory head forming on top.
S - Pine resin, grapefruit, and hemp dominate. Some hints of mint and smoke.
T - A resin bomb for sure. Sticky hop flavors including pine, hemp, and grapefruit bombard the palate. The malt have tones of raisins and toast. The finish is all piney bitterness and a whiff of smoke.
M - The hop oils almost give the beer a bit of a sticky mouthfeel. The body is a bit hefty and the carbonation is fairly mild.
O - Very good black IPA. A lot more dank, piney flavors than most in the style, but the high ABV and smokey malt flavors make it work.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 11:33:43 | More by hail_seitan
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,918 ratings.