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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,511 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 234
Gots: 531 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into Sam Adam's Glass

A: Pours a deep black color, allowing no light through it. Forms a nice 1.5 finger tan head that dissipates slowly leaving some very good lacing.

S: Lots of hops, with floral, piney, and grapefruit notes prevalent. Behind that is lots of dark malts, with chocolate, coffee and licorice notes.

T: Starts of very hoppy with all of the nice floral, pine, grapefruit, and citrus notes. Then comes all the malts. Bitter chocolate, burnt coffee and toast, and licorice. Finishes with licorice and a bit of mint flavor. This has a very complex profile.

M: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. The hop oils coat your tongue on the way down.

D: The abv is hidden well. It goes down very easy, but i definitely wouldn't drink more than one bomber of this. Its a sipper for sure.

Overall, this is another amazing offering from stone. This is definitely the best black ipa i've ever had and i will be picking up another bottle in the near future.

cdbooth219, Dec 05, 2010
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I like black IPAs and Stone's offerings so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.

A - Nice rich black color. Off white colored head with fine bubbles and light lacing.

S - Tons of citrusy, hoppy goodness and then some roasty aroma.

T - Great NW hops that provides a ton of flavor coating the palate. There is a sweet roasty character that compliments the hops very well. There is a strong bitterness from both the hops and the roasted malt but there is a sweet malty character that helps balance.
M - Moderate mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation. The mouth-feel allows the flavors to be savored and the carb helps the hops pop.

Overall, this is an amazing black IPA. Definitely a beer that I could drink often. I wouldn't want more than a couple at a time due to the tremendous flavor impact and bitterness but it is a tasty brew.

Glass- Snifter

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very very dark brown, almost pitch dark, with a nice creamy very light brown head.

S - A strong maltiness comes through along with some piney hops.

T - This bottle has aged a few years now and the hops have become somewhat muted from what they were at bottling, but there is still a pronoucned piney hop flavor to go along with the malt backbone. Also, just a touch of smoke comes through.

M - A full bodied creamy beer.

D - It has a strong alcohol note, so it can be a bit of a sipper, but I still wouldn't mind two of these back to back.

Overall, a really good beer. I'm a fan of India Brown Ales and this beer twists that style up a notch.

bdevilbullet, Jul 18, 2009
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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