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%
 
 
Wants:
308
Gots:
817
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 5,925 |  Reviews: 1,914
Photo of benbou17
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of KarlosT
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ok. given my tastes, not really notable. I'm looking for a replacement for harpoon ipa, and this was not significantly better.

perhaps a bit too hoppy for my tastes. but others really seem to enjoy this beer.

For my tastes, Racer 5 is my standard for IPA's

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Photo of JazzIPA55
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ejw127
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Slurrernie
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mikechance
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A --- Deep red with almost an inch of head

S --- Hop forward with a nice layer of malts in the background. Maybe a little sugar or something sweet.

T --- Malty, raisins, figs and yeast

M --- Medium-to-full body, good carbination, creamy. Almost porter like

O --- This is a solid beer! Very interesting and worth drinking again and again. Another solid effort from Stone!

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Photo of bschinelli
5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of blange3
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Kevlee722
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of meich75
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of chicagoabbot
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a snifter...big black beer with the head of an IPA (if darker for the malt beneath it). Plenty of lacing. Tons of hops in the nose, with a dryness to them moreso than in a big paler IPA. Loads of hop bitterness on the tongue with some smoky after-tones. Cheers to Stone for making a very interesting beer in a style that doesn't come in six packs. Why aren't black IPAs more popular? At least most of the brewers who decide to make one know what they're doing. Mouthfeel is excellent and I recommend trying this beer.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Daveychu
5/5  rDev +19%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,925 ratings.
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