Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +0.2%
22oz Bomber - from Bessette's in Canton NY
Appearance - Dark brown/black colour with a large size frothy light brown coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fantastic lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, hops, chocolate, coffee, grapefruit/oranges
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lots of hops mixed with some citrus notes and some chocolate and coffee. There is also some malts and just a touch of smoke. It ends with a hoppy and juicy aftertaste.
Overall - Definitely my favourite American black ale. This bottle was almost a year past expiration and it still had a great hoppy/citrus flavour. Can't wait to drink it again.
03-05-2012 18:15:08 | More by spinrsx
3.23/5 rDev -23.5%
Poured into a snifter. I admit I'm not a fan of Black IPAs, but I figured I'd give this one a go anyway.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is average for style and plenty of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Pleasant marriage of citrusy hops and roastiness. The two seem to get along better in this than in morst BIPAs. Lots of orange with pine and grapefruit in the background. Roastiness without muc chocolate or caramel.
3.0 T: The taste doesn't work too well though. Citrus with roasty burntness simply isn't a tasty combination. At least this isn't overly bitter like a lot of the style. Roasty foremost, orange and grapefruit second, and pine and char last.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking the creaminess that most BIPAs seem to have.
3.0 D: Average for a below average style.
03-03-2012 07:04:20 | More by DavoleBomb
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,090 ratings.