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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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1.66/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: beautiful rich dark brown in color. Nice head, 2-3 fingers worth.

S: hoppy, piney-tar

T: wow,it's really hoppy! Did not expect it to be so bitter. Notes of pine, tiny little aftertaste of chocolate, but overhwlemed by the bitter metallic flavor. So bitter and metallic. It doesn't mellow either. Yikes!

M: good carbonation, nice thickness

O: I was so excited when I first poured it, rich head, great color... I got excited. Then, I smelled it, hoppy, pine, tar. The taste was so bitter, it has some depth which might become more noticeable if it weren't so bitter. Overall, I am underwhelmed. Perhaps if you like bitter, hoppy, metallic beers you might like it. I am not impressed.

Note: I would be willing to try it at a warmer temp., perhaps it might mellow out or add some depth. I just don't get the bitter beer movement.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Poured into Stone Russian Imperial Stout snifter. Beer was allowed to warm for 30 minutes after pulling out of fridge.

Appearance: Brown on top to deep black. Flashlight cannot be seen through thicker parts of glass. Head is light brown, and medium, although fades pretty quickly. Remnants of head left after fading.

Aroma: Very hoppy with mostly pine or resin. There are hints of citrus after. Overall taste doesn't linger for long, and very pleasant. Deep and malty, not crisp like a normal IPA.

Taste: A strong beginning that quickly mutes compared to most Stone beers. The initial taste of pine and hops die off quick but leave a bit of bitter in the back of the throat. While hops are prevalent at first, malt shows up quickly after and fades leaving only a slight aftertaste. The pine is probably the strongest flavor, showing up just before the hops leave and staying with the malt and lingering after.

Mouth-feel: Obviously has the thickness of a dark IPA. Not nearly a porter or stout, but more obvious than others. Decent carbonation levels which are obvious with each sip, but not overwhelming by any means. Very pleasant beginning taste.

Overall Impression: A very pleasant dark IPA. I can't say I'd enjoy more than one bomber in a night due to it's complexity, but the taste is overall impressive. Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a dark IPA. I can see why this beer was brought back after being the Stone 11th Anniversary.

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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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