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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,199 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,199
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 227
Gots: 456 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007)
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

justinbrown, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jakesingleton, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

APB, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich, inky black pour with little light shining through. A moderate off-white head with a fair amount of lacing. Looks like black beer.

Aromas of grapefruit, pine. No doubt about it, this is an IPA! Hops are not overpowering, but are blended nicely.

As I drink this, if I close my eyes I swear I'm drinking an IPA, but when I look at the beer, my brain says no way. Very interesting brew. I like it.

A very clean finish. This is a smooth beer. The ABV is very well hidden.

Overall, a very drinkable and unique beer.

doppelmeup, Oct 02, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mrip, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BFro, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

drh1382, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Gosox8787
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Vintage September 2007. Poured from the bottle into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass in two parts. Review taken from notes.

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, color with ruby highlights. Pours a beige, one finger head with pretty good retention.

Aroma: Notes of rich cocoa beans are the first burst to hit the nose. Also, espresso notes are present and provide a nice richness. Some bitter hops appear near the back end of the aroma. They are definitely subdued heavily after a couple years.

Taste: Bitter, unsweetened cocoa and espresso notes provide a rich, earthy, bitter flavor to the front end of this brew. Hop bitterness begins to come in stronger near the back end. Provides some light pine notes, but mostly just acts to provide bitterness. Spicy, bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied brew overall. Goes down smoothly as there is not a lot of carbonation.

Drinkability: The ABV here is not present throughout any of the beer. If this beer has one thing that detracts from its drinkability its the abundance of bitterness.

Overall, even with all the hop flavors subdued, the strong roasted malt and bittering hops still make for a great flavor profile. Very nice balance here a well. Ages much better than most beers with such a strong hop profile.

Gosox8787, Mar 19, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

PHKrames, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,199 ratings.