April 22, 2015

The Brü Revü – Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous

Since Stone decided to retire this beer it seemed only right to give it a proper review.  The Sublimely Self-Righteous is a Black IPA as only Stone could do it.  Heavy on the hops with a solid dark and roasty background this was a truly Self-Righteous drinking experience.  The beer poured a deep brown with ruby highlights and a very large and robust tan head.  The hops hit me immediately with a very citrusy and floral aroma along with a bit of pine resin.  The dark malty backbone was lingering beneath the hops, but not as present in the nose.  The taste was a full on bitter hop assault with the citrus and pine hop notes that faded into a malty and burnt roasty porter that ended with a burnt and piney bitterness on my palate.  The beer was full and creamy which matched well to its appearance and left a pleasant bitter coating on my tongue between quaffs.  A really outstanding Black IPA and a shame it will be discontinued.  I am sure Stone has great plans up their sleeves and I hope another outstanding Black IPA is in their future.  Either way, grab a Sublimely Self-Righteous while you can and enjoy!

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous

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