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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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Ratings: 5,929 |  Reviews: 1,915
Photo of titosupertramp
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black, coffee colored with thick, tan head that slowly dissipates. Persistent lacing.

S: Piney and citrus notes dominate in a good way. Mild roastiness is present as well. Pleasant.

T: Nose comes through in the taste as you'd expect. Roastiness comes through more in the taste than it did in the smell. A little chocolate here as well. Mild licorice as it warms.

M: Chewy and full. The hops leave a dry finish. Excellent.

D: The in your face hops and high ABV, which is slightly noticible, make this an enjoyable sipper.

This is the best black IPA that I've had so far, but having Upland's Komodo Dragonfly recently, the gap has closed.

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Photo of bilhelm
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Mini4x
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of wo87810
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jono0101
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bosco7
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nearly pitch black. Has nice cream like head that lasts.

Big bubble gum and artificial peach aromas (think sugar free peach jelly candy). Some pepper, citrus, and brown sugar in the nose.

Much like Arrogant Bastard there is a lot going on here. Hop flavors muscle up against dark fruity flavors. I am picking up lots of pine, plum, peach, grapefruit rind, bubble gum, tobacco, strawberry and some vanilla.

Smooth and silky mouthfeel with some oiliness. I like this beer, but I prefer Arrogant Bastards hop character. Still very nice and highly recommended.

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Photo of yossarian14
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of army01
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of DanE
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Marty91
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Matagal
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of TomG2751
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of pastramionrye7
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of lookrider
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of RussBeercier
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of john0721
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of goldbot
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/4/2010. Bottle says to enjoy by 6/23/2010.

Pours very dark brown to black with thick, creamy tan head that persists. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aromas of roasty black malt, bready and pleasantly nutty. Great balance of citrus and pine hop aroma with some herbal notes. Interesting complexity and interplay.

The taste comes on with mild bread and roasted malt. Quite bitter throughout, some chocolate and coffee notes. Turns hoppy at the end with citrusy brightness and some earthy pine flavor. This subsides to leave a bitter, dry, dark-roast coffee aftertaste.

Fully bodied, bitter, and a bit on the dry side, but overall seems balanced. Overall this beer has a very rich complexity and is very interesting to taste due to the interesting combination of flavors. Still very hoppy, and very balanced, considering it was reviewed so close to the best by date.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head.

The aroma is pine hop with some sweet malt character. The hop profile also has some citrus/grapefruit character. This beer has a BIG aroma, just fantastic.

The taste is pine hop up front followed with some sweetness and finishing with a big, bitter kick. The blend of hops is really good, almost dank with just a hint of roasted character in the back.

This beer is medium bodied but feels a bit light actually. The carbonation is good, not too high or low. I'm not sure if I would want more body...it drinks well enough but just feels lacking a bit.

This beer is a big hop bomb that has a sweet, slightly roasty balance. The hop aroma and kick are fantastic like most Stone beers.

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Photo of ChrisKuhns
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of BierStein711
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Elegant half finger head with copious lacing

Smells of hops, some fruit, and malt

Tastes: Hemp and hop at the beginning, combined with some light apricot. Mighty hop bitterness at finish.

Superb beer with an elegant mouthfeel!

Overall, seek this one out soon!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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