Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,967 | Reviews: 1,816 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by doppelmeup:
4/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rich, inky black pour with little light shining through. A moderate off-white head with a fair amount of lacing. Looks like black beer.
Aromas of grapefruit, pine. No doubt about it, this is an IPA! Hops are not overpowering, but are blended nicely.
As I drink this, if I close my eyes I swear I'm drinking an IPA, but when I look at the beer, my brain says no way. Very interesting brew. I like it.
A very clean finish. This is a smooth beer. The ABV is very well hidden.
Overall, a very drinkable and unique beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2007 23:24:54 | More by doppelmeup
More User Reviews:
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
3.55/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Purchased a variety pack in Bridgeville, PA.
Pours very dark, but not pitch black. The lightest beer that is called "black" I've ever seen.
First smell is of your everyday ipa. Nothing out of the ordinary. Hoppy/Citrus, blah blah blah.
I have to be honest I am not very found of this beer. I like Stone Brewery, I guess my expectations were too high. Piney, grapefruit, but just too bitter for me.
Mouthfeel. I don't know, a little watery to me. Just not very fond of it. I taste no alcohol.
Overall, I wouldn't purchase this as a case or a 6 pack. It was fine for a variety pack. Too much bitter after taste, and not enough flavor and poor mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 23:35:27 | More by righthereisay
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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