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

BA SCORE
4.31/5
127 Ratings
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 HopHead84 on 07-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
127
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 25
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of gkatsoris
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A filled growler at the Hulmeville Inn!!!!

A: Very very dark brown; not black, but real close. No head, but some lacing. Lots of little bubbles.

S: I can smell this 10 feet away!!! Lots and lots of glorious hops. Grapefruit, grapefruit ring. Tangerine and orange. And tangerine & orange rind. Maybe some vanilla too. A wee hint of floral hops.

T: Delicious, period. Crazy citrus up front; grapefruit, pineapple, rinds, tangerine, and finishes pretty dang bitter. Slight vanilla and butter in the taste as well.

F: This is thick and dry; a rarity for me. Not too chewy. This def puckers the cheeks and drys out the tounge, but has a very silky feel to it.

O: Another home run by Stone.

And another great beer on tap at 'The Hulmeville Inn'!!!

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Photo of cfrances33
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Varga Bar in Philly served in a snifter

Pour: Absolute midnight. Maybe the darkest beer I've ever had, even more so than an imperial stout. Finger of khaki head that recedes to a rim. Light lacing.

Smell: Wow. I did not expect grapefruit this beer, but there it is. Dry-hopping at its finest. Lots of pine and some roasty malt plays in the back.

Taste: Lots of bitter pine and floral hops up from, with a roasted maltiness through the rest. Finish it bitter, but with no distinguishable hop profile because the roasted malt aspect is the main leftover flavor.

Mouth: This is where the malt bill really flexes. Pretty full, but very pleasant. No alcohol.

Overall: The first time I've enjoyed a Black IPA. Excited to try more from the style now that I "got" this one. Definitely get it if you like Stone beer and see it on tap.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: large tan colored head on a jet black body. Thick lacing.

S: large citrus, pine, earthy and slightly floral hop aroma. Surprisingly no toasted malts.

T: flavor is again very hoppy with grass, pine, grapefruit citrus and earth notes but again the roasted malts are hidden making this one less balanced than I feel a black IPA should be.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: this is one hell of an IPA but as its is a BLACK IPA it's not well balanced with the roasted malts almost non existent. This is simply a black colored IPA.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, slight cocoa, and some fresh herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super drinkable but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TheBigE5
3.46/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured from a growler into a snifter. About a finger of tan head. Very dark, not much light coming through. Nearly black in color. Thick lacing that sticks around.

S - Hops really stand out. Slight malty notes also present.

T - Malty up front with hops coming through in the middle and finish. Has two levels of hop flavor at each.

M - Smooth and easy drinking with a slight tingle in the throat at the end.

O - Easy drinking for a beer of this gravity but i prefer a little less "in your face" hoppiness

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of 12owls
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass...to the nose there roated malt. roasted chocolate, and subtle hints of grapefruit as it opens up. color is an great deep dark hue, with consistant color sepration. it stays dark...good lacing on my glass. great robust flavors with ovetones of nuts and spices..not for anyone. trully a beer drinkers beer

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 127 ratings
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