Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I'ts a good day - EMAW pulled out a co-Big 12 championship in basketball. Sublimely Self-Righteous - this one's for KU.
Even with a slow pour, it brings up a nice tan head, resolving to nearly nothing, sitting upon a deep dark blackness.
Fresh, cool, minty, highly arromatic - oddly, on first impression, it reminds me of really, really great toothpaste. As it warms, I get a lot of big citrus - awesome on the nose.
Ridiculous - gigantic in the mouth, with an insurmountable mound of hops. Greenery, pine, licorice, grapefruit It's a darker, deeper version than traditional IPAs though, but without the malty backbone. I can't compare it to anything I've had before. Strange though, in that I like it, but can't quite put my finger on exactly how much I like it.
Carbonation pops, hitting the tongue like pine needles. Wraps the mouth in the depth of hops. Nice.
Really well done beer - amazingly big in the nose and mouth. Not my favorite version of the style, but still really good.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 03:28:36 | More by mdcrouser
More User Reviews:
4.78/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours dark black with medium carbonation that creates a nice tan head as well as some decent lacing. Looks like what you would expect from a stout.
S: The smell is fantastic! Lots of earthy and fruity hops (grapefruit and citrus) as well as a hint of that dark (almost molasses) malt aroma.
T: This is where the beer shines... Very bitter but not so much as to deter you from drinking it. Earthy, floral, and fruity hops show through the roasted malt and peach flavor of the beer. Stone did an amazing job creating a unique style that blends together all the flavors so nicely. Very flavorful!
M: Mouthfeel is perfect. Medium to full body, creamy but very drinkable. The finish isn't dry and those flavors stick to your tastebuds for a while after you sip. Carbonation is spot on with the flavor.
O: Overall this is probably my favorite beer of the ones I've tried so far. Definitely one that you can try more than once and enjoy just as much, if not more, as the last time. Stone has made a beer that somehow has a strong and intense flavor that makes you wish you had another bottle when you're done!
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 17:23:08 | More by McLovinBeast57
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,494 ratings.