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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: 119
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 23
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:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-16-2010)
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CanisMajor, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tswater, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tubeyes, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of dfillius
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

dfillius, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Phelps
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

Phelps, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

Cavanaghty, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

rabiddawg, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

drh1382, Sep 29, 2012
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Texasfan549, Sep 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

HopsintheSack, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Brewsed, Sep 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

alecvdpoel, Sep 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

wceaton, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

n2185, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

fatbatcat, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

justinlaz, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

redliner8, Jul 28, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +14.7%

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'!!!

gkatsoris, Jul 28, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -4%

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.

cfrances33, Jul 19, 2012
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.