Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,975 | Reviews: 1,816 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a Stone pairing glass (short-stemmed goblet) adorned with the familiar gargoyle logo
Pours a nearly pitch black topped with a one and half finger cream-colored head. Great retention and significant web-like lacing. Roasted malt, light citrus, and pronouced piney notes on the nose. Opens with roasted malt and a bit of citrus joined by grapefruit rind. Finishes with bitter rind, pine, and roasted grain and malt. Well carbonated smooth, and silky. A fantastic black IPA; a brew that was one of the first to define the style.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 04:22:09 | More by chanokokoro
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on cask at the Avenue Pub on 4/29/11.
Pours a deep, dark opaque brown with a 3-finger tan head. Lots of lacing.
The smell is mostly piney malt with a hint of charred malts. The taste is burnt, bitter malts with pine and floral hops. The hops are prevalent, the malts are easy to pick up. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, crisp and carbonated. Feel reminds me a lot of Guinness.
This is a nicely hopped Black IPA. The toasted malt taste does just enough to offset the hops. Watch that 8.7 ABV.
Serving type: cask
05-10-2011 03:33:01 | More by theghost3
4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This anniversary ale pours a dark brown with some lighter highlights leaving a thick tan head that softens and disappates while still sticking to the glass. The aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, plums, oranges, tangerines, mango, passion fruit, crazy fruit sweet aroma.
The taste starts hoppy, spicy, strong grapefruit, with a lot of fruit esters, spiced hop profile but a nice malt caramel back drop that allows for balance and quite delicious. What a unique beer fruity, hoppy, dark brown and delicious.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2008 14:02:32 | More by Franchise
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,975 ratings.