Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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5,925 Ratings
Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPASublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,925
Reviews:
1,914
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
817
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,925 |  Reviews: 1,914
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a pitch black with a two-finger tan head. Heavy amount of lacing.

S - Earthy piney hops with a good amount of roasted malts. Some light citrus is present also.

T - Big rich malts right up front with some chocolate. Nice pine and citrus flavors follow the maltiness. Nice bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Very good Black IPA. Lots of complex flavors going on. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Moheban
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Braz
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AGoodStout
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Labeorphile
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Dark like flat soda, with almost no bubbles coming up from underneath, but a thick fluffy head with a combination of small and medium bubbles. Good lacing down the glass.

First thing in the nose is the hops. Piney, resiny type hops, which I typically don't like as much as the citrus hops, but they are perfect for the match with the sweet chocolatey malts on the back.

Flavor is mellow and smooth unlike many in the style. The alcohol is pretty well hidden given ABV and the telltale bitter finish is there. Sweet on the front of the tongue and bitter on the back, a perfect match. Smooth and creamy as well.

A great, enjoyable offering from Stone that is better than many Black IPAs / Black Ales I have tried.

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Photo of shredder83
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of fellowrs
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Not worth the hype.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,925 ratings.
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