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Brewed By: Stone Brewing Company (Sapporo Breweries)

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Number of Ratings: 3278

Style: American Strong Ale

Brewed In: 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029, USA

ABV: 8.70%

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Tasting Notes

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FabAru profile pictureFabAru - March 20, 2021
Its ok. Black IPA. Hoppy, bitter, dry, malty. Robust flavor gets in yer craw and lingers. Medium body. Although the dumkopf who labeled this beer called it a strong ale, one aspect of enjoying that style works here too: let it warm up. I stepped away from it for a while , then came back. Aroma struck me right away: maybe I was too hard in it. Then the taste: ditto. Better than ok. The dry, hoppy flavor works well. Robust and strong and not for casual beer drinkers.
HopItToMe profile pictureHopItToMe - July 31, 2016
Good black IPA. Don't know if the "lime" part of the Sublimely was meant to indicate actual lime. Don't really taste it. But, overall good tasting beer. Can taste a bit of burnt maltiness and smokey flavors. Light enough to make it feel like you're drinking an IPA. I would recommend drinking a few.
hophottie profile picturehophottie - July 10, 2016
Slightly malty,average
nil profile picturenil - July 2, 2016
Yet another fine offering from Stone - basically, a double IPA with some roasted malt making it black. Good balance here.
CDarby67 profile pictureCDarby67 - October 25, 2015
Malty up front, sweet. Hops come second. Nose of hops was not standard. Stone brewery is one of my absolute favorites, sadly disappointed. This Black IPA is not one of their best.
mishii profile picturemishii - May 6, 2015
5.5.15 on bottle, smells like grapefruit, smooth taste chocolate, savory like barley starts citrus and ends with toasted coffee beans, orange took a shower with a chocolate bar, marriage between an ipa and a stout
daakness profile picturedaakness - March 28, 2015
Black ipa not that great
luvsign profile pictureluvsign - March 23, 2015
Awesome black IPA. Grapefruit flavor is mild.
philcro profile picturephilcro - March 22, 2015
Almost perfect black IPA. Full bodied with a lot of hops. It'll kick you.
JarlBear profile pictureJarlBear - March 5, 2015
Color of whidby jet. Smell of roasted pine. Bitter and sweet. Hints of saltiness and burnt flavor. Reminds me of a forest floor. Head is super thick and long lasting, texture is silky.
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