Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
4.93/5 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
4.13/5 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
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
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
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing Co.
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