Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vacax:
4.53/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had a pint of this good stuff on tap at Beachwood.
A: This double IPA is nearly black, but retains a tinge of deep brown toward the edges. Nice looking head with beyond adequate lacing.
S: Grapefruit up front with pine in back. Beautiful bouquet with an enormous aroma.
T: Chiefly those grapefruit and pine notes, in bulk quantities. It is a real pleasure to taste this beer fresh once again and it is a far bigger beer than I recall. Vast quantities of hops flavors which would be unbearable if it were not the the roasted balance of the mythical black IPA. An exceptional beverage.
M: Quite on par with any DIPA or strong ale I could want, a tingling palate and medium body that does not go over the top--this is definitely not a porter/stout. It is a black IPA.
D: I absolutely love this beer but it is huge in flavor and quite a high ABV as well. Highly recommend this brew, but it is a little weird to describe a DIPA as a sipper.
Overall, sublime, and Stone has every right to be self-righteous.
Serving type: on-tap
12-19-2008 04:55:00 | More by vacax
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4.28/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nearly opaque brown black, almost 1 inch head that falls to about 1/4" and lasts. Lots of lacing.
Smells of sweet roasted malts with a hint of hops.
Tastes of dark malty sweetness up front, citrus hops come in and there is a hint of the alcohol at the finish.
Medium body and mild carbonation makes this almost creamy.
Overall, great black IPA, I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this one is tasty.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 01:17:11 | More by BradC
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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