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