Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jettjon:
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a bomber into a wine goblet, dark, nearly opaque brown. Firm pour yields a towering head of brown foam with great retention and clingy lace. Precipitating carbonation keeps the head solid straight down to the bottom of the glass. Great looking brew. Nose is complex with sharp hops-citrus and floral; some malt but no discernable alcohol; floral character overall. In the mouth, it's bitterly hoppy up front with a nice burnt toast malty character behind it. Strong hops presence with a bit of sweet malt for balance, finishing on a bitter, acrid note. Very nice flavor profile. Mouthfeel is slightly chewy, very smooth, with light carbonation, complementary of the flavor. Drinkability is very good; a bit stout for mass consumption but definitely an enjoyable sipper. Overall, this is a complex and delicious brew and a nice departure from standard "orange" IPA's. I'd definitely try this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2011 01:40:06 | More by jettjon
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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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