Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPASublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
5,928 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Large head of tan on a black body. Maybe the head is a little too big? But it does have retention!

Aroma is great, a nice balanced hoppyness

Taste, not so much. There's an astringentness and background chemical blech kind of taste. The hop malt balance here is just terrible in my opinion.

The mouthfeel is fine. This beer is in what always think of as a kind of awkward alcohol range. Not low enough to be a quaffable, session beer with bright carbonation, not high enough to be a real thinker with a mild, low carbonation. But I think this sits in a pretty good balance.

However, I just can't get over that taste. Probably my biggest disappointment from Stone ever.

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Beautiful dark color with ruby hues when held to light. Mostly opaque. Two fingers egg-shell white head with excellent retention and mountains of lacing with each sip.

Aggressive aroma of piney hops and rye.

Pungent hop flavor of herbs, pine and spices dominate the palate and compliment the rye bread malt character. Although weak, the roasted malt still provides a satisfying character hinting at wheat toast. Drying finish with lingering hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Just enough malt texture to keep things interesting.

Solid black ale. Classic Stone brewing hop character.

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A: Pours a nice dark brown/black color. Half finger nice fluffy layer of tan head. Leaving some sticky lacing.

S: Piney hops. Roast coffee. Dark chocolate hidden underneath it all.

T: Piney hops right on the tip of the tongue. Not overly bitter. Nice roast coffee notes and chocolate in the mid palate. Dry finish with lingering piney hop flavors.

M: Medium leading into full. Very easy to drink.

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Had SSR in a bottle but never on tap. Welll not anymore boys and girls because on Dec. 22 2012 at T J Smiths, during my annual christmas shopping I ran across this very ale.
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My compliments to Tj for his clean tap lines also.
Pours a handsome combination of deepest brown with a tall, dense , moussey yet fluffy mocha head. he glass was literally coated with sticky lacing.
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Taste was suberbin this perfectly balanced ale. Tons of oily piney citrus hops with a good deal of malts, eve so slightly roasted adding yet another layer of taste to this wonderful ale.
The feel on the palette was full bodied dry and bitter add two shakes of ashen grit and you got it.
A wonderful beer to drink smooth depth of flavor handsome complexion a true work of art and the grandest scale.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
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