Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
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:
304
Gots:
817
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,925 |  Reviews: 1,914
Photo of prisoner1572
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of RoyFokker
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of cjtwigger
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of mwar
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Bubukar
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Hopinista
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of hopmandu
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of cmsimeur
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of ajs4bd
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Bdiddy4826
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Oxymoron
2.56/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a midnight black color with brown hues throughout. A soft brown head with limited retention but some lacing.

Hop forward in the aroma. Some pine and citrus notes. Some herbal and bit of cat pee. Some yeasty notes, esters, rose peddles and tropical fruits and a light fig. Some buytic notes, dirty feet.

The taste follows suit per the aroma. The hops come out at first and leave a balance taste. Mostly a pine earthy almost woody note. But a strong bitterness and astringency mute the finish. Again some off yeasty notes are a bit deterrent. Fruity esters and herbal floral. Some tar like tastes that were off setting and noticeable dirty feet finish. So much so I felt this was a drain poor.

The body was moderately light. Some drying finish and ashy. astringent finishes. Carbonation was light. Overall good hop presence but because of the off yeast notes I couldn't finish it.

 887 characters

Photo of boevez07
2.56/5  rDev -39%

Photo of fscottkey
2.6/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark black with a minimal head. The head dissipated immediately.

S: Dark fruits, figs, slight chocolate and musty overtones. Some hop notes too.

T: Smoke, and some fruits. Astringent after taste that is not pleasant.

M: Smooth but with a bit of a carbonated edge to it.

I am pretty surprised by this one. I haven't had a lot of Black Ales, but I love Southern Tier Iniquity. The astringent aftertaste on this one makes it so I won't have another in the future.

 503 characters

Photo of Fabriciocvel
2.6/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of glazeman
2.71/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Split with airohead2001

A: Dark brown with a 3 finger tan colored head that has excellent retention and lacing.

S: There's a lot of hoppy bitterness on the nose mixed with a little bit of smokiness.

T: I'm not a big fan of the taste here. There's a lot of bitterness, and not the normal kind of pleasant bitterness that accompanies a good IPA, but rather a sort of rancid sort of staleness. There's some coffee and smokiness also, but not much else.

M: Well, there's a nice level of carbonation, but an unpleasant aftertaste. The viscosity is about what I'd expect.

D: I don't think I would drink this again unless it were already inebriated and it were handed to me for free.

 681 characters

Photo of Srkolodn
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of cofeeguru
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of MattSassi
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of Kpitevl
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of Wedcat
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of mmulebarn
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of Cowcakes
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of aminobutyricacid
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe