Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
5,926 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,926
Reviews:
1,914
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
308
Gots:
817
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,926 |  Reviews: 1,914
Photo of Acropora
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of surfotog
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Lebzilla
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of BringbakFavre
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TheBaumer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Docrock
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Bayala
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Zep
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MeisterMayhem
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jwg782
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of meathookjones
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of buzzy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of RyanOooh
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DHS1029
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ha-sheem
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Anvilfarm
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into teku; black in the glass with a big creamy tan head that sticks around, slowly creeping down and leaving dense, fine lacing as it does.
Smells of lots of hops, bitter earthy and fruity, as well as dark roasted malt, bit of soft grain, chocolate and coffee.
Taste is a perfect dichotomy; it's like an imperial IPA and a robust porter are fighting it out in my mouth. Hop flavors strike first, with earthy bitterness mingling among fruit and citrus rind. Then the dark malts come in, with coffee and dark bitter chocolate balancing the hops perfectly. Aftertaste is sticky hop bitterness with hints of dark malt left over.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, medium-bodied.
Overall, another of Stone's boastful beers lives up to its name; a beer this good certainly deserves a good deal of self-righteousness. This is the perfect black IPA/cascadian dark ale/hopped black ale/etc. as I imagine the style in its purest form.

 931 characters

Photo of russwilliam
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JGLittle
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BrettHead
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,926 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.