Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,924 | Reviews: 1,814 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zeledonia:
3.88/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours very dark brown, with reddish at the edges, and a substantial tan-colored head that leaves good lacing.
Smell is mostly citrus hops, and a bit weak. Grapefruit is the dominant fruit, but I have to reach a bit to get it.
Taste is smooth rich malts, rather subdued, leading into a nice citrus hop punch, that finishes out without much lingering bitterness. The hops are the central character, but they're backed up well by some malty richness and sweetness. Looking at it, I was definitely expecting more roasted malt character than I got.
Medium-bodied, decent carbonation, not bad, but nothing special.
This beer was a bit of a surprise for me. Didn't know what to expect, but the dark color without a ton of malt flavor, and the strong citrus hop presence, are just right for a black IPA. Quite tasty, better balanced than many beers like it, and one I'm quite likely to drink again.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2011 05:47:33 | More by zeledonia
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4.46/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served from 22 oz. bottle into tulip glass.
A - Body is a rich, rosewood-color, with a foamy ivory head forming on top.
S - Pine resin, grapefruit, and hemp dominate. Some hints of mint and smoke.
T - A resin bomb for sure. Sticky hop flavors including pine, hemp, and grapefruit bombard the palate. The malt have tones of raisins and toast. The finish is all piney bitterness and a whiff of smoke.
M - The hop oils almost give the beer a bit of a sticky mouthfeel. The body is a bit hefty and the carbonation is fairly mild.
O - Very good black IPA. A lot more dank, piney flavors than most in the style, but the high ABV and smokey malt flavors make it work.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 11:33:43 | More by hail_seitan
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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