Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
4.95/5 rDev +14.3%
HOLY CRAP! best beer i have had this year. had a couple at the stone domination event at Aces & Ales in Las Vegas. Anything from Stone with a DDH attached to it is a winner.
beautiful color...dark, blackish-redish-amber-ish (can you see it?). light head...not white, but very distinct from the beer.
HOPPY! aromatic as can be...one of those beer you smell and do a little happy beer dance. yup....that good. stong citrus and floral...herby like Humulus's cousin. some pine as well, but in the back ground. I'd say balanced, but only if balanced meant firing all hop cylinders at once.
tasted incredible...basically ordered another after the first taste. bitterly delicious with a balancing malt taste (black ale, after all). you get the hops up front, agressively...and then hops finish it of. in the middle is the delicious black maltiness.
just crazy good.
06-02-2011 00:14:13 | More by guinnessjim
4.93/5 rDev +13.9%
A filled growler at the Hulmeville Inn!!!!
A: Very very dark brown; not black, but real close. No head, but some lacing. Lots of little bubbles.
S: I can smell this 10 feet away!!! Lots and lots of glorious hops. Grapefruit, grapefruit ring. Tangerine and orange. And tangerine & orange rind. Maybe some vanilla too. A wee hint of floral hops.
T: Delicious, period. Crazy citrus up front; grapefruit, pineapple, rinds, tangerine, and finishes pretty dang bitter. Slight vanilla and butter in the taste as well.
F: This is thick and dry; a rarity for me. Not too chewy. This def puckers the cheeks and drys out the tounge, but has a very silky feel to it.
O: Another home run by Stone.
And another great beer on tap at 'The Hulmeville Inn'!!!
07-28-2012 01:20:49 | More by gkatsoris
4.83/5 rDev +11.5%
Served on tap in a sample glass.
Appearance: Dark almost black color, with a beige head. Looked a lot like a stout.
Smell: Citrus and hops.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, but thick, medium to full bodied. Taste of malts and hops.
Overall: Good brew, my eyes wanted me to taste a stout not an ale on this one, so the flavor surprised my palate.
11-09-2012 14:34:46 | More by Cavanaghty
4.68/5 rDev +8.1%
Just put this one on tap and I don't have enough adjectives to describe how much I love it. I already love the original blend of SSR and the added hop of the DDH just blows me away. Those that thought the original was just too malty and smoky need to try this version. This beer has the perfect amount of citrus and bitterness (and by perfect I mean OVERLOADED) that I look for in Doule IPA's. Any chance and Every chance you have to drink this beer you had better take advantage!
01-07-2011 20:34:28 | More by SDHoffers
4.65/5 rDev +7.4%
On-tap @ Tony's Darts Away - reviewed from notes; served in a tulip.
Very dark grayish-brown with a hint of cordovan, but opaque (at least when held up to the brightest lights in the bar) body with a thin sticky desert sand/khaki head. Superior retention, nice sandy lacing, and a light glassy varnish of legs.
Roast malt, black malt, faint coffee, scalded sugar, and earthy hops in the nose. Powerful, unique, and inviting.
Immense dry malt, licorice, grassy hops, loam, clay, chicory, cinnamon, tobacco, green peppercorn, the list goes on - this is just packed with flavor. Dry light-roasted finish with mild bitterness and citrus throughout. Hops are contributing substantial flavor on their own I think, but I can't put my finger on analogous tastes...Very fresh and perfectly crafted.
Moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied, zesty feel...alcohol is well hidden.
Hard not to drain your glass in moments - each sip demands the next and your thirst is never slaked.
01-22-2011 22:07:11 | More by augustgarage
4.53/5 rDev +4.6%
On-tap at Naja's
A: The pour is the typical dark brown/black color of Sublimely Self Righteous with a rocky off-white head and some rings of lacing.
S: The hops are just overpowering in this beer. I had it a couple times on tap throughout the night and it was easily the best Stone beer available at this event. Incredible pine, grapefruit, and pineapple aromas along with the subtle roast that makes this beer what it is.
T: Fresh, pungent citrus hops along with a slightly sweet tropical fruit (mostly pineapple) character. Just amazingly fresh and hoppy with only the slightest be of roast and malt based bitterness. Plenty of pine and grapefruit rind bitterness to go around as well.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. A bit of bitterness lingers on the tongue.
D: Self Righteous/11th Anniversary is one of my all-time favorite Stone beers and this probably one-upped it. Amazingly well done.
10-09-2010 08:49:19 | More by womencantsail
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.