Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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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

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Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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Ratings: 5,933 |  Reviews: 1,915
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jdhende
3.62/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Espresso Black

S: Extremely hoppy. I didn't get a whole lot of other smells besides hops in this one.

T: Hops, hops and more hops. Strong roasted and chocolate flavors. The beer finishes bitter and dry.

M: This one packs a big punch. This one is definitely full.

O: That's hops are overpowering on this one. Not a bad beer, just isn't very well balanced in my opinion.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of troysoy2
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer of the new year. And it's pitch black as midnight. Half finger of light tan head, quickly diminishes, but leaves patchy lacing and a frosty covering the whole way down.

I smell dark chocolate, lots of it. Burnt malty goodness. Interestingly enough, there are also bready, lighter malts in the smell. Either that, or it's a generous hop aroma playing tricks on my mind.

There's so much going on in the taste.... It's like a good burnt, roasty German beer that fell into a giant vat of American hops. Smooth, chocolatey goodness in the center, drying, drying hop bitterness on the finish. Warm alcohol. Resiny, very West Coast, very Stone. Delicious. I will gladly spend the rest of my night sipping and exploring the intricacies of this brew. Happy New Year, peeps.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Heavenisbeer
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In Minneapolis, with this fine CA brew.

A: Engine oil black, with a decent amount of visible carbonation, even in the haze of the midnight blackness. Thin head off the pour, fading to a fuzzy film. Soapy, spongy lacing.

S: I love this style. Such a harmonious blend of sweet chocolate candybar malt and floral prickly hops. I actually get a little boozy kick in the nose as well.

T: Seasalt roasted malt, with a consistent but subtle bitter hop backbone, and a soapy linger. Extremely dry, bitter coffee finish, with fresh cut grass essence and a little more soapiness. I wish the soapiness of this one was toned down.

M: Great feel, with a medium body, a controlled level of carbonation, and a dry finish.

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is black, dark black but not as dark as a stout. Some reddish notes on the edges. Head is creamy, tenacious and dense. It is beige in color. A very nice looking beer. The aroma is piney. Strongly piney. I don't get any roasted malts.

On the taste, this one is pretty aggressive. I do get some roasted malts with a bitter finish that shows off the piney hops. The taste lingers in the mouth, it feels so good. I'm in paradise!

In the mouth, I get some warmth due to the high ABV. This is truly an excellent beer. The carbonation is perfect. So easy to drink and it is well balanced in the taste. In the aroma, it lacks a little bit, and as it warms up, I don't get more than that piney hops. Not bad, however not perfect either. Otherwise, it is perfect.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,933 ratings
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