Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,088 | Reviews: 1,819 | Display Reviews Only:
4.28/5 rDev +1.4%
Purchased this at bootleggers in Thopsham, ME. Glad to see this there as was a nice tasting beer. If there was ever a beer that could be clasified as black IPA this would be it. Dark black and lots of hops this beer has it and should be a must have for anyones portfolio.
05-25-2010 02:54:27 | More by Casey10
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours a midnight-dark red, sort of cola colored with a foamy tan head. Tons of hops in the aroma, like a DIPA, also a sweetness like brown sugar, with some piney hops. The taste turns to citrus, sugary grapefruit, a bit more unbalanced towards the hops, but not negatively so. Definitely a big brew for the hopheads.
A bit darker than the 13th anniversary in taste and appearance, but this brew follows along that line and should appeal ton anyone who likes that or any of Stone's hoppy goodness.
08-01-2009 06:50:42 | More by saintwarrick
4.83/5 rDev +14.5%
A- pitch black brew wearing a massive tan crown, outstanding retention
S- hops galore: citric, pine. caramel, big roasted malt aromas
T- roasted malts and citric/pine hops, grassy. outstanding balance of hops and malts, intense amount of flavor
M- medium creamy body, definite hop abuse, sticky film after
D- WOW, this beer is pure joy. This brew is the answer for us stout lovers who are also closet hop heads. I couldn't possibly recommended this brew enough
11-10-2007 04:05:10 | More by tonistruth
3.75/5 rDev -11.1%
This one fills the glass with a nice dark brown, almost black hue with a solid off white creamy head which leaves plenty of sticky lacing in it's wake. An attractive looking brew.
Smells of grapefruity hops, dark chocolate and burnt molasses. Interesting mixture.
Taste is along the same lines as the aroma, along with a hint of roasted nuts and maybe a slight bit of toffee. The beer opened up quite a bit as it warmed.
Mouthfeel was very good. Smooth and creamy, somewhat on the thicker end of the scale.
A well done brew by the folks at Stone. This is not my favorite style, but is a beer I'd consider having again sometime.
06-14-2009 00:00:25 | More by JBogan
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
Had an on-tap "shorty" at the Yard House in San Antonio, TX.
Dark black with a little light coming from the edges. 1/2 inch brown fluffy head. Decent lacing down the sides.
Big hops nose. Grapefruit/citrus. Malty, caramel, chocolate sweetness in the background.
Flavour matches the aroma. Powerful hops balanced out by rich chocolate, roasty malts.
Pretty oily mouthfeel with light carbonation but the hops can be a little scouring on the tongue.
My first Black IPA. Loved every minute of it. Well worth trying.
04-10-2012 06:13:36 | More by Noxious26
4.41/5 rDev +4.5%
I disagree on the type as a black ale. It's a black IPA.
Looks like a thin oatmeal stout.
Smell gives the secret away. Caramel malt and lots of fruit hops. In fact a lot of hops.
Fruit forward hoppiness, lightly toasted malt, finishing with a nice grapefruit bitter finish that lingers.
Mouthfeel is a bit less carbonation than a standard IPA. Slightly chewier than most IPA. Still, I don't feel I'm eating a small meal.
Really suprised by the fruitiness of this beer. Having a black "ale" that brings the hops and fruits to the table like this is just awesome. Love it.
10-28-2013 04:42:35 | More by kguard
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,088 ratings.