Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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Ratings: 5,928 |  Reviews: 1,915
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Four finger head slowly recedes down a finger leaving behind major lacing. Very dark brown in color. Can't find a single thing wrong with the appearance.

Smell: The aroma gives off tons of malt and hop flavor. Perhaps a hint of coffee in the background. Smells great.

Taste: Very smooth and balanced on the palate. Surprisingly so actually. Very sweet balanced perfectly with a good amount of bitterness. Hops lend a citrus/fruit flavor while the dark roast adds hints of chocolate and coffee in the background. Really, really good.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation. Not amazing, but very nice. The body is great. Similar to an IPA but a little bit heavier.

Overall: Very happy with this beer. I definitely will be purchasing more bottles.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Half finger fine light brown head with decent retention and nice lacing. Looks nice. Great pine hop and light toasted malt aroma. Taste starts with nice pine and citrus hops then melds smoothly into a hoppy toasted malt with a hint of chocolate flavor. A fabulous flavor progression. Medium bodied with a touch of creaminess. Very nicely done and delicious.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

So glad that Stone brought this back short term...Enjoy By Black just doesn't come close to matching my all time favorite BIPA. Pours pitch black with half finger dark khaki head that recedes to a khaki ring around he edge of the glass. Aroma of espresso, roast, pine, resin, baking chocolate. Taste is just so beautiful. Roasted malt with an assertive smokiness gives way to waves of pine, resin, and a hint of grapefruit that lingers for days. Such a difficult style to nail, and stone nailed it. Still stands up after the years.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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

22 oz. bomber poured into a standard pint.

A - Almost black with a one finger tan head that sticks around for a while. When held up to the light I see some ruby flashes and can just barely see through to the other side of the glass. It leaves a nice tiered lacing down the glass.

S - Floral hops and roasted malts. No need to look any further because they meld perfectly and nothing more is needed.

T - I get citrus and piney hops which are met quickly by the malt. Some molasses, spicy notes, and sweetness on the tail end, but mostly a tug of war between the bitter hops and toasted malts. It is a stale mate that demonstrates perfect balance. I get more and more orange as it warms. Truly delicious.

M - Carbonation is just right; combines with the thick body to give a creamy feel. Just slightly tingly on the tongue but extremely smooth.

O - American Black Ale is one of my favorite styles and this is the gold standard in my opinion. I often find beers of the style to either favor the roasted and smoked or IPA side of the style, but this one is so perfectly balanced that I have no complaints. Stone sometimes underwhelms me, but this is an amazing beer.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 5,928 ratings
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