Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by goschool:
4/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: The pour is black with brunt amber highlights and a frothy tan head.
Smell: The nose is all IPA. Grapefruit, tangerine, and pine aromas aren't aggressive, but they dominate anything else.
Taste: The flavor profile is hoppy up front. Citrus and pine lead into a earthy mid-palate. As the beer warms and lingers in my mouth, it develops a French roast coffee undertone that lingers through the finish.
Mouthfeel: It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Drinkability: I'm glad I let this one sit awhile. It had been one dimensionally big, now it's a solid hoppy black IPA... or whatever you'd call it. For an innovative, some might call it a novelty style, this isn't particularly different. It's not that I don't enjoy the beer, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't think twice before calling it an IPA in a blind taste test where I didn't know to look for the roasted malt.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2008 07:45:40 | More by goschool
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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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