Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPASublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Inky black, with only the slightest light showing through. A large pillowy head, off white, which hung around for a while then faded. Lacing, but not too elaborate.

S - Hops and malt, with grass and an undercurrent of alcohol. Pine, with some roasted notes, but really, the nose on this is pretty subtle.

T - Hops in a big way. I am a sucker of the distinctive Stone mix, so this makes me a happy man. Malt underpins it all, with light roasted notes. But really, given the darkness of the brew, the roasted notes are minimal. The hop is still king.

M - Carbonation is moderate, drying is significant, but the amount of build, given how strong a brew this is, is not too severe.

O - The bottle had passed its drink by date by a few weeks, but I don't think it negatively impacted my experience. I'll say that am not generally a huge fan of black ales or black IPAs. I prefer the coffee and chocolate or grainy goodness of stouts and porters. With that said, this is a very good take on the style, and with Stone's signature hop profile, this is something I'd seek out again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1 pt 6 fl oz bomber from Brawleys lured into a tulip glass. I like the fact that I tried to type "poured" and it got spell checked into "lured". Enjoy by 2.15.04.

A - Almost jet black, with ruby/brown highlights. Half finger head that moves to a thin but sturdy lace.

S- Fantastic. Your eyes do not prepare you for the smell. Orange , grapefruit, maybe fingers of raspberry. Lightly toasted malts.

T - More of the same. Strangely delicious. Some hop bitterness on the finish. Can not detect the 8.7%.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on. Slightly creamy with low but present carbonation.

O - I can see why it was one of Stone's favorites. Give it a go.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,935 ratings