Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

5,925 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bang! Love it! Black IPA. Drinks like a stout. Piney hops with roasted malts? Smooth with a hidden bite back that is darn near unnoticeable. Almost chewy if an IPA could be called chewy. Subtle hints of citrus fruit. 12 oz bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a bomber of this with Kels on 5/4/09. Very nice beer and yet another great offering from Stone.

Appearance: Deep dark brown (near black) with just a little violet-amber shining through when held to the light; nice 1 1/2 finger head that is tan and thick and looks chewy; oily residue holds a slight lacing to the sides of the glass; solid retetntion of the head as well.

Smell: Strong presence of bitter and earthy hops; a dark toasty malty mix balances the scent out; some stronger hints of citrus (orange peel and grapefruit) starts to come through as it warms a bit.

Taste: An amazing blend of bitter, earthy and citrusy hops that are balanced out with the dark toasty malts (just like the smell); very faints hints of a bittersweet chocolate comes out as well, but it's more bitter than sweet; faint vapor of alcohol that really isn't overpowering and fairly well masked.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, milkshake-esque; mouth tings and warms from a moderate carbonation and alcohol; palate is left fairly sticky once everything has gone down.

Drinkability: Not too bad here - I give it a 4. A bigger beer, for sure, and something to sip on as it's a little heavy, but it tastes wonderful and has great balance.

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