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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-16-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-26-2012 22:49:39 | More by tswater
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-04-2012 05:51:30 | More by tubeyes
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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a pint. Enjoyed while visiting folks in SD for Christmas 2011
A: Clear, very dark brown liquid. Light tan, thick and creamy head has great head retention.
S: Sublime. Layers of tropical fruit and pine. Dank weed aroma. Just shy (thankfully) of soapy.
T: Much roastier than the aroma. Bitter nonetheless, but not much hop flavor. A lot of piney notes actually though. Very dark chocolate, similar to a RIS but without the alcohol. So fresh and so clean.
M: Fairly dry and bitter. Strongly bitter, in fact maybe a tad over the top.
O: Quite nice. Hoppiness is almost too much surprisingly. I'd buy again and seek out. I'd have another.

12-03-2012 02:54:59 | More by dfillius
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4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

Enjoyed on tap at World of Beer, in a snifter.

Deep black, impenetrable by light. About an inch of tan foam hangs out for a long while, leaving behind sticky walls of lace.

Dank. Fresh-cut grass, resin, grapefruit. Very sticky, the extra hops kind of overpower the roast. Still , there's a hint of campfire smoke and dark chocolate.

More balance in the flavor, though the hops are still huge. Big grapefruit, dank weed, smoke. A smoother, sweeter, roasty chocolate finish.

Velvet-smooth medium body, with moderate prickly carbonation. Holds together well as it moves. No alcohol. 4.5

Delicious. Not very different from the original, just a touch stickier and more dank.

11-22-2012 19:03:26 | More by Phelps
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-03-2012 21:44:26 | More by Leviathan_USBM
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

10-17-2012 18:00:45 | More by CorneliusBunker
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2012 03:46:29 | More by StubFaceJoe
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

10-13-2012 22:39:51 | More by rabiddawg
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-05-2012 04:35:38 | More by duff247
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-29-2012 15:41:26 | More by drh1382
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-25-2012 20:49:49 | More by BuddhaBrews
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-20-2012 16:32:04 | More by Texasfan549
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-20-2012 01:36:22 | More by kjkinsey
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-17-2012 01:39:08 | More by HopsintheSack
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-10-2012 15:05:24 | More by Brewsed
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2012 19:49:05 | More by alecvdpoel
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-28-2012 02:53:56 | More by wceaton
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-27-2012 21:54:09 | More by n2185
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-04-2012 17:11:49 | More by fatbatcat
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-01-2012 06:46:14 | More by justinlaz
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-28-2012 22:14:40 | More by redliner8
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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
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4.13/5  rDev -4.6%

On tap at Varga Bar in Philly served in a snifter

Pour: Absolute midnight. Maybe the darkest beer I've ever had, even more so than an imperial stout. Finger of khaki head that recedes to a rim. Light lacing.

Smell: Wow. I did not expect grapefruit this beer, but there it is. Dry-hopping at its finest. Lots of pine and some roasty malt plays in the back.

Taste: Lots of bitter pine and floral hops up from, with a roasted maltiness through the rest. Finish it bitter, but with no distinguishable hop profile because the roasted malt aspect is the main leftover flavor.

Mouth: This is where the malt bill really flexes. Pretty full, but very pleasant. No alcohol.

Overall: The first time I've enjoyed a Black IPA. Excited to try more from the style now that I "got" this one. Definitely get it if you like Stone beer and see it on tap.

07-19-2012 00:45:48 | More by cfrances33
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

A: large tan colored head on a jet black body. Thick lacing.

S: large citrus, pine, earthy and slightly floral hop aroma. Surprisingly no toasted malts.

T: flavor is again very hoppy with grass, pine, grapefruit citrus and earth notes but again the roasted malts are hidden making this one less balanced than I feel a black IPA should be.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: this is one hell of an IPA but as its is a BLACK IPA it's not well balanced with the roasted malts almost non existent. This is simply a black colored IPA.

07-10-2012 01:43:15 | More by kylehay2004
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing Co.
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