Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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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:
5,927
Reviews:
1,915
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
818
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,927 |  Reviews: 1,915
Photo of j0hnc2468
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tprinzing
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this as part of a seasonal 12-pack mix. The bottle was date stamped as bottled on 6/3/16. I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

L: It pours a one finger head and leaves a pretty decent amount of lacing, and is quite black.

T: I really like the black IPA style to begin with. The taste of this one did not disappoint, with a delightfully hoppy taste with significant toasted malt.

F: Rolls over the tongue pretty much like any of the Stone IPA's, a nice feel.

If this beer were available all of the time, I would buy it regularly.

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Photo of JustinAbs
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of madelf66
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puftdank
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDK
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received this in the new Stone's 12 bottle variety pack.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ojingeo
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great dark IPA , a hoppy bite with notes of dark chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass. As the name implies, the beer is black. Nice head, nice lacing. I enjoyed the taste but have to say it is not my favorite IPA. I would probably not buy a six pack of this but if included in a mixed twelve pack I would go for it.

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Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AWA
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msscott1973
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bulabeers
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: black with one finger of white head nice lacing as you drink
S: roasty toasty figs and pine
T: toasted malts, grapefruit, pine, and a hint of alcohol
F: Black IPA feel is tricky. It's crisp, it's got medium carbonation, and the bitterness from the hops and toasted malts are leaving me thirsty. I kind of perceive it as heavier. I believe this is the feel that has been intended.
O: This is a fine brew.

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Photo of psmith161
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carolvs
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciceroman
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vandeir_bochi
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm so glad they brought this back so I'd have the opportunity to try it! Stone released this in their Mixed 12 Pack, paired with their classic Stone IPA, Ruination Double 2.0, and their new seasonal Citruy Wit. It pours nearly jet black with about a 1/2 inch head and heavy lacing. You get a mild hoppy, resinous aroma initially, but the first sip is a sweet and hoppy burst of flavor, complimented by bready, malty notes that finishes with a subtle pine flavor that does an incredible job of balancing out the full flavor of this beer. So glad to experience this, would love to see it go into regular circulation. 4.5/5

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,927 ratings.
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