Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass. Pours black (or extremely dark brown) with red highlights around the edges when held up to the light. Nice big light tan head that has great retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. I've never had a black IPA before so I keep thinking more of a stout smell and taste and I keep getting thrown off...in a good way though. The smell was very hoppy way more hoppier than I expected actually. Mainly citrusy. A little bit of malt in the background which gives it a slight roasted smell. The taste is similar, very hoppy with a slight roasted bite in the background. Nice and bitter, ends with a faint coffee/roasted malt finish and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average and smooth, like a step below creamy. The ABV on this one isn't terribly high so finishing this is no problem. I'd actually take another. My first black IPA and it's pretty great and another great beer from Stone. Will definitely pick this one up again.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2010 22:34:57 | More by dismal
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