Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,971 | Reviews: 1,816 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by gauchebag:
4.97/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I haven't felt like reviewing a beer in a long time but this is a pretty special brew.
22 oz. bottle
When held up to light you can see a little redness/brownness shine through but to the naked eye without the help it looks pretty damn black, like a stout.
Honestly, maybe one of the best smelling beers I've ever encountered. The smell is totally IPA but it's not as over-the-top as some tend to be. You can smell the hops without it being too citrusy or piney. The smell is mellow without being mellow if you get what I mean.
It tastes like it smells, but nothing like what it looks. It pretty much has it all, hoppy goodness a bit of malty sweetness, caramel, pine, grapefruit. I feel like almost every sip is different in a small way.
Incredibily drinkable, the abv is hardly noticeable. I can see why another reviewer put back 3 pints so easily. I'm going to be wishing there was more when these 22 ounces are gone.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2010 21:39:26 | More by gauchebag
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
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,971 ratings.