Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +18.5%
Had this from a cask at The Yard in Santa Monica.
Poured with a thick head. Very dark and murky.
Nose was very hoppy. citrus and malt
Taste was hoppy and bitter. Very smooth mouthfeel, but definitely a hoppy finish that lingers.
Very drinkable. Great in a small glass. Too much would definitely wear your mouth down. Great beer, though.
01-12-2011 08:06:58 | More by yardguy
5/5 rDev +18.5%
Updated 2/10/12: bought a bomber today with enjoy by 3/29/2012. This may be the freshest SSSRA I have ever had, and this is a favorite style of mine. This was just amazing tonight, even perfect. I can't comprehend a more complete interpretation of this style, so this is my benchmark. Well done Stone, very well done.
From a 22 oz. bomber into a clear pint glass. Enjoy by 12 18 09. Purchased from specialty beer store for $6.29. Wish I had bought more.
A-pours a beautiful dark brown, nearly black hue with a two finger light brown head with strong retention. Lacing is even all the way down the glass.
S-Aroma is wonderful. Piney and citric hops and dark fruits and sugars, like figs and molasses.
T-Sublime. Righteous, too. Self, or otherwise. This is unlike anything else I have ever had. Evidently, this was considered a black IPA when released as Stone's 11th Anniversary Ale. Works for me. This was very hoppy, but not overpowering since it was balanced by deep, rich malt flavors reminiscent of dark chocolate and brown sugar.
M-Substantial yet smooth, even delicate. A definite sipping beer because you don't want to rush past any of its nuances. I love this beer.
D-This is very drinkable. It must be, since I want more and don't have any. At 8.7% ABV the alcohol is not noticeable in the taste, but it definitely contributes to the overall character of this great beer. Well done, Stone.
11-09-2009 05:54:14 | More by velosuds
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,127 ratings.