Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPASublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA
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4.22/5
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5,935 Ratings
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

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Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#992
Reviews:
1,916
Ratings:
5,935
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
313
Gots:
819
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 5,935 |  Reviews: 1,916
Photo of Dustin013
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a one finger off white foamy head that had slow dissipation. Lacing was fairly thick and stuck around for a little bit and then slid into the beer.
The smell started off with roasty burnt caramel and then the big bitter burst of citrus just sharpens under my nose really nicely.
The taste was roasty coffee leading into the semi-roasty to burnt caramel and then somewhat bittersweet through the citrus. A light citric and roasty aftertaste leads into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation hits nicely on the tongue with enough IBU's showing its respected bitter harshness.
Overall, wondering if I might be the last reviewer of this, slightly saddened to see it go, but hey, there's always other black ales in the sea to minister palate wrecking ability that they tend to have.

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Photo of dmquinn
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gardner254
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmbgnicu
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BsRblu
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special favorite strong, black brew. Awesome.

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Photo of Mstrand15
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ledouge
3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Woodling
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emills
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magister_Beav
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of L0ne
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cola brown with ruby highlights as light shines through. A couple fingers of creamy, inviting tan colored head that leaves huge sheets of lacing.

Not getting a whole lot from the smell, but roasty caramel malts come through alongside some resinous hops and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is roasty coffee, caramel sweetness (especially when warm), and maybe some bitter-sweet chocolate. The lingering bitterness from the dark malts blends into the bitterness from the hops, which also lend a faint hit of citrus. Mouthfeel is not especially heavy to begin with, and an abundance of carbonation makes it feel even lighter.

Overall it is a tasty brew that, while not mind-blowing, is consistently and reliably delicious. I'm sad to see it go.

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Photo of Muny
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

one of my all-time favorites
so glad this is a regular release now
love the hoppy ipa's from stone and the black ipa is just icing on the cake
far and away the best black ipa i have had the pleasure of sampling and another classic from stone
deep dark color, amazing smell and a bit less subtle hoppiness than the ruinten or ruination which hit you over the head
a perfectly drinkable and enjoyable beer
poured from a bomber into a pint glass
enjoyed frequently

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ellis1701
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDStoutly
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,935 ratings