Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped | Stone Brewing

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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 HopHead84 on 07-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
25
Ratings:
127
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 127
Photo of augustgarage
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap @ Tony's Darts Away - reviewed from notes; served in a tulip.

Very dark grayish-brown with a hint of cordovan, but opaque (at least when held up to the brightest lights in the bar) body with a thin sticky desert sand/khaki head. Superior retention, nice sandy lacing, and a light glassy varnish of legs.

Roast malt, black malt, faint coffee, scalded sugar, and earthy hops in the nose. Powerful, unique, and inviting.

Immense dry malt, licorice, grassy hops, loam, clay, chicory, cinnamon, tobacco, green peppercorn, the list goes on - this is just packed with flavor. Dry light-roasted finish with mild bitterness and citrus throughout. Hops are contributing substantial flavor on their own I think, but I can't put my finger on analogous tastes...Very fresh and perfectly crafted.

Moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied, zesty feel...alcohol is well hidden.

Hard not to drain your glass in moments - each sip demands the next and your thirst is never slaked.

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Photo of mothman
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood.

Served with 1 finger of tan head. Good retention and lace. Color is a dark mahogany nearing black.

Aroma; Dank and weedy. Massive hops. Has a light roast and some chocolate malt. Some fruits sift through, but mainly hops.

Taste: Again, very hoppy, but more malts show here. Chocolate and roast again, but more of it. Grassy, floral, and weedy.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and roasty. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky and dry.

Overall, I kind of like it. I like all of the hops here. Very dank. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of SDHoffers
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just put this one on tap and I don't have enough adjectives to describe how much I love it. I already love the original blend of SSR and the added hop of the DDH just blows me away. Those that thought the original was just too malty and smoky need to try this version. This beer has the perfect amount of citrus and bitterness (and by perfect I mean OVERLOADED) that I look for in Doule IPA's. Any chance and Every chance you have to drink this beer you had better take advantage!

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Photo of womencantsail
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Naja's

A: The pour is the typical dark brown/black color of Sublimely Self Righteous with a rocky off-white head and some rings of lacing.

S: The hops are just overpowering in this beer. I had it a couple times on tap throughout the night and it was easily the best Stone beer available at this event. Incredible pine, grapefruit, and pineapple aromas along with the subtle roast that makes this beer what it is.

T: Fresh, pungent citrus hops along with a slightly sweet tropical fruit (mostly pineapple) character. Just amazingly fresh and hoppy with only the slightest be of roast and malt based bitterness. Plenty of pine and grapefruit rind bitterness to go around as well.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. A bit of bitterness lingers on the tongue.

D: Self Righteous/11th Anniversary is one of my all-time favorite Stone beers and this probably one-upped it. Amazingly well done.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

7/15/2010

1L growler filled today and poured into a snifter. The beer appears very dark brown with a crimson tinge, a large pillowy light brown head, excellent retention, and nice lacing.

The aroma is a mixture of pine resin, grapefruit flesh and rind, orange, earth, and a light roasted malt character. This boasts huge aromatics. Excellent, the hop character is gargantuan.

The flavor is very bitter, with huge grapefruit pith and pine resin notes. I haven't had regular SSR for a while, and I know dry hopping doesn't add bitterness, but I'll be damned if this isn't noticeably more bitter than regular SSR; the enamel has been ripped from my teeth. A light roasted malt character is perceivable in the background, but it's dwarfed by the hops. The finish exhibits a high level of bitterness with a strong alcohol presence, citrus, pine, and a light roasted quality.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing
4.23 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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