Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

5,927 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of GPHarris
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-fingers thick creamy and dense coffee-colored head into a snifter that left thick sheeting and lace with nice coating on the sides of the glass. the body was dark black and impossible to see through.
s - pine, muted citrus tones, with a light chocolate malt underneath that really comes through as it warms.
t - dry and citrusy hops at the beginning with a sweet coffee and chocolatey finish. with each sip you get the hops on the front of the tongue and a roasted malty taste on the back.
m - creamy and smooth.
d - considering stone's big hop presence this just begs to be quaffed. easily drinkable and really goes down smooth.

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Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BlueCat1
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The dark color of this strong ale belies the hop kick it brings. Very tasty, excellent mouth feel..velvety...nice aroma. But still very drinkable, not heavy tasting...even on a warm summer evening. This is definitely a benchmark example of this style.

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Photo of astronautjones
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BBQSteve
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stem bubbly white head immediately.

Hop smell up front but not in taste.

Great mouthfeel medium heavy.

Early notes of molasses then malt and hops and a bit of sour.

Glad I tried it. It is readily available and it will be on my list again in the future but no hurries.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,927 ratings.
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