Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.45/5 rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours completely black with one and a half finger of light khaki colored head. The foam takes quite a bit to fade, and a nice rocky layer of small and large bubbles lines the top of the beer and the glass. Great lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is big citrus and floral hops mixed with a solid helping of roasted malt. It actually smells quite good for a Black IPA.
T: It starts out with a mix of sweet and bitter right away. I get vanilla, toasted bread, citrus, and licorice. It a mix of all sorts of flavors. It's hoppy and bitter, sweet and malt, roasty bitter, and just all over the place.
M: Medium bodied beer. It coats the palate from the first sip with a smoothness and that lasts all thew way through the finish. It dries up a little bit in the finish, but not much.
O: I hate this beer. I'm not a fan of Black IPAs to begin with, and this beer is exactly why I don't like them. The flavors don't mingle well together. It's too bitter (but not in super hopped up way). I just don't get this style. I may never buy another Black IPA ever again. Serious.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2013 18:30:37 | More by trxxpaxxs
4.51/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Black with some red/brown glints on the sides of the glass, big pillowy, rocky, off-white head. Superb lacing.
A: Resinous pine, sweet citrus, toasty/roasty malt, touch of caramel sweetness, and some fruity esters.
T/M: Smooth bitterness up front, followed by big resiny pine and fruity citrus notes. The malt joins the hop assault in the middle, bringing very light porter-like characteristics of roast caramel. Drying finish and a very slick mouthfeel. Perfect Carbonation.
Overall, an awesome Cascadian Dark Ale. Very strong at 8.7% abv, but very drinkable and full of huge flavors. Perhaps my favorite year-round offering from Stone.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 23:42:18 | More by Siriusfisherman
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,999 ratings.