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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPASublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A almost black body with a quickly dying tan head and minimal lace. Intense hoppy smell but there is a noticeable aroma of roasted and cocoa malt. Like a hoppy coffee stout this beer has a medium body that is smooth and a tad creamy with a mixture (heavier on the former) of roasted coffee and chocolate malt (gives a lil' bit of sweetness) and citric hops. Also a minor note of black cherry and other plush fruit. Easy to drink ale that is meant to relax w/ after dinner.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to dmp274 for sharing this one with me.

I enojoyed this beer right off the bat just from the smells- lots of floral hops, vanilla, and sweet bread. Great appearance - dark and jet black but surprisingly wasn't viscous at all, and a delicate bubbly head which dissipated quickly. The taste was equally complex: hints of citrusy sweetness, but bitterness akin to a grapefruit, with lots of roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel, medium in weight. It finished with a boozy bitterness that didn't linger. Definitely drinkable.

Overall, a well-balanced ale with lots of interesting subtleties that indulged all of the senses. I will definitely be looking for this one again.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,929 ratings
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