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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: 116
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of dfillius


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
Photo of Phelps


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
Photo of Cavanaghty


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
Photo of Leviathan_USBM


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-03-2012 21:44:26 | More by Leviathan_USBM
Photo of CorneliusBunker


5/5  rDev +15.5%

10-17-2012 18:00:45 | More by CorneliusBunker
Photo of StubFaceJoe


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2012 03:46:29 | More by StubFaceJoe
Photo of rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

10-13-2012 22:39:51 | More by rabiddawg
Photo of duff247


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-05-2012 04:35:38 | More by duff247
Photo of drh1382


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-29-2012 15:41:26 | More by drh1382
Photo of BuddhaBrews


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-25-2012 20:49:49 | More by BuddhaBrews
Photo of Texasfan549


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-20-2012 16:32:04 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of kjkinsey


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-20-2012 01:36:22 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of HopsintheSack


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-17-2012 01:39:08 | More by HopsintheSack
Photo of Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-10-2012 15:05:24 | More by Brewsed
Photo of alecvdpoel

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2012 19:49:05 | More by alecvdpoel
Photo of wceaton

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
Photo of fatbatcat


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
Photo of gkatsoris

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
Photo of cfrances33


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
Photo of kylehay2004


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
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.33/5  rDev 0%

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, slight cocoa, and some fresh herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super drinkable but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

07-04-2012 06:56:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of dmsohyea


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2012 23:47:42 | More by dmsohyea
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing Co.
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