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:
5,928
Reviews:
1,915
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

A: Nice thick and frothy, khaki colored head that starts to fade over time, but leaves a thin head for the whole beer, very dark brown to black color, lots of nice lacing

S: Bit of hops up front, roasted malts, chocolates, good balance of smells, very pleasing

T: Very tasty, people who do not enjoy this beer style should not be reviewing this beer, tasty from start to finish, I can't say anything bad about the taste, almost a 4.75 if available

M: Maybe I just got a good batch? This is very good, good carbonation for over 8%, smooth and silky, very good mouthfeel

O: Great stuff, I'm kicking myself for not purchasing more bottles while having the opportunity when out of state

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

22oz. bomber into goblet on 8/31/09.

A - Poured a really dark brown/black body with deep ruby and burgundy highlights and a thick one-finger tan cap that deposited sticky, cake-like lacing all around the glass.

S - Pineapple. Wow! This emits a huge citrus aroma with some sweet malts and even a hint of chocolate and caramel in the mix. A subtle waft of alcohol is also apparent. Really surprised by the dominant (and pungent) citrus character.

T - As with the aroma, the citrus/pineapple character really dominates the initial flavor and is accompanied by a dark chocolate malt backbone. Flavor blends sweet and bitter notes quite artfully, while a hint of perfume also emerges in the backend. But make no mistake... this ale is sublimely citrusy!

M - Medium bodied with a creamy texture and subtle carbonation on the tongue. Closes with a long-lasting bitter finish on the palate.

D - Fantastic! Easily one of the best dark hoppy beers I've had. I was surprised to see this categorized under Strong Ale instead of IPA. Either way, this is an awesome brew with a huge pineapple character.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,928 ratings.
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