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:
5,925
Reviews:
1,914
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
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303
Gots:
817
For Trade:
5
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blind Tiger.

Beer is black with a moderate tan head. Great retention and good lacing.

Roasted malt in the nose. Some citrus (grapefruit).

Roasted malt, chocolate and grapefruit in the taste. Some orange. Bitter. A nice mix of the two elements of the Black IPA. Pretty juicy.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Oily.

Overall, quite a good beer.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

A- Pours black with a finger's worth of head that sticks around for awhile. The head slowly dissipates into a sticky film along the sides of the glass.

S- Smells great, tons of citrusy hops dominate the aroma. I get some slight hints of an almost toffee/chocolate like smell also, but very subtle.

T- Starts off with some citrus and pine hop notes, gives way to dark fruits and toffee-like malts. Good stuff, very different.

M- Medium to heavy, carbonated well, bitter yet malty.

Sublimely is yet another stellar showing from Stone. It's the best of both worlds with malty and hoppy characters.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a foamy, persistent, root beer head. Aroma is conspicuously absent, given the gorgeous presentation. Some raw grain, some citrus hop notes. Nice, evenly balanced mouthfeel between the fullness and the carbonation. Flavors are comprised of spooned mashing grain, lemon, pine, and grass. Some dark roasted barley. Finishes with some faint pine and unfermented sugar. Big beer, but not because of any one big flavor. This is my favorite Stone brew. That's not saying a lot because I think most are deplorable. But, I do like this one a lot.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass

Appearance: Centimeter head formed very fast and retained throughout drinking. Left awesome lacing on glass. Pours very dark with a nice creamy head. Looks great.

Smell: Alot of toffee and malt with some lemony hops. Wanted more in terms of smell

Taste: Here is where it gets really good. Citrus front end--hoppy, even some grassy resin. Lemony and some spicy orange peel. The malts kick in mid taste--and they taste great. Toffee, even roasted mild chocolate. It finishes pretty clean too with a citrus spice, and I am left with a citrusy/coffee after taste. Very complex.

Mouthfeel: Smooth for a medium bodied. Carbonation is on point.

Stone has a reason to be proud of this one. I can't understate how complex this beer tastes--so much so that I feel that I'm missing something and underrating it. Will definitely revisit--would love to try this on tap. Highly recommend

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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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