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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310
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818
For Trade:
5
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The pour is black with brunt amber highlights and a frothy tan head.

Smell: The nose is all IPA. Grapefruit, tangerine, and pine aromas aren't aggressive, but they dominate anything else.

Taste: The flavor profile is hoppy up front. Citrus and pine lead into a earthy mid-palate. As the beer warms and lingers in my mouth, it develops a French roast coffee undertone that lingers through the finish.

Mouthfeel: It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

Drinkability: I'm glad I let this one sit awhile. It had been one dimensionally big, now it's a solid hoppy black IPA... or whatever you'd call it. For an innovative, some might call it a novelty style, this isn't particularly different. It's not that I don't enjoy the beer, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't think twice before calling it an IPA in a blind taste test where I didn't know to look for the roasted malt.

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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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