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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,006 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,006
Reviews: 1,817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 369 | 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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Duesler

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-01-2014 23:39:37 | More by Duesler
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owend

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-27-2013 20:22:47 | More by owend
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-05-2014 18:02:39 | More by the_encinitan
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ImperialSnout

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-29-2012 23:13:33 | More by ImperialSnout
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esullivan880


4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-27-2012 06:36:55 | More by esullivan880
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manticmonk

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-03-2013 20:47:29 | More by manticmonk
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-17-2014 00:54:07 | More by rudabegga9
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-11-2013 04:53:06 | More by ChrisKayler
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 06:02:48 | More by Exiled
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sjanowiak

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-23-2013 20:17:41 | More by sjanowiak
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-31-2013 16:48:43 | More by davet100
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demgoth

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-15-2012 02:01:33 | More by demgoth
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KevinStaley

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-07-2013 18:01:22 | More by KevinStaley
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-14-2014 22:32:35 | More by kmanjohnson
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2012 18:40:18 | More by nquigley16
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FliryVorru

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 23:51:47 | More by FliryVorru
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nova009

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter

A- pours black with a slight red tint, half finger tan head disappears a lot more quickly than i would have liked, decent sticky lacing clings to the glass

S- citrus hops, bitter grapefruit notes, slightly piney notes too, slight roasted malt, the citrus really seems to dominate this

T- bitter hops attack the palate from the start, the taste is reminiscent of grapefruit rind, slight roasted malt flavor toward the end

M- medium body, smooth and coats the palate fairly nicely, pretty solid balance of carbonation, finishes slightly dry with some lingering bitterness

D- a solid black ale/ipa, i wish there had been a little more roastiness but its not a huge issue, all around well done

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 23:25:29 | More by nova009
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-05-2012 23:46:46 | More by Ljoreilly
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-23-2013 18:27:20 | More by ChicagoNick
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praxis16

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-13-2013 02:29:24 | More by praxis16
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discovolante65

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Sunset Grill and Tap in Allston MA.

A murky brown with well over an inch of caramel/tan colored foam. Lots of carbonation. Nice lacing, fairly good head retention.

Smells like a hopped-up wee heavy for some reason. Lots of floral/piney citrus hop smell backed up by roasted malts and a little peaty/earthy aroma.

Ok, definitely a good malt balance in this, but I was way off in the wee heavy impression in the smell. The hop profile is wonderful. Good citrus, piney bitterness that lingers and co-mingles with the malt very nicely. Slightly meaty as well. Carbonation adds to the enjoyment of the flavor profile very much so.

Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel with an incredibly perfect amount of carbonation.

I remember commenting to my party that this seemed to be a differently hopped version of AB.

Drinkability is up there. I enjoyed this with sirloin tips and it really made me happy.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2009 15:29:54 | More by discovolante65
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-02-2014 02:09:40 | More by markgugs
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Pjev11

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-09-2012 22:58:13 | More by Pjev11
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lovindahops

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a total opaque with a mocha head of foam. Head does recide pretty quick

S- another impressive black ipa. Massive floral and citrus hops. Almost instantly, it combines with a toasty malt and caramel as well.

T- bitterness assaults the mouth with the prickliest of pine. Then rhe most smokey malt just takes over. There is some lasting brown sugar at the end

M- creamy and full bodied

D- stone makes a pretty good brew. The smoked malt is a little overwhelming for me, but its still a good brew

Serving type: growler

10-31-2010 01:15:41 | More by lovindahops
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schoolboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was looking for something a little stronger in an IPA today so I bought this. The label didn't make it clear that this was a black ale. I probably wouldn't have bought it.

I've had a few blacks, and this is probably the best. It is rich and complex. Every aspect of it is best of breed. It's sort of an "imperial" black.

I rated it a bit loer than I should have, maybe, judging it as what I really wanted, which was an AIPA, but is it one I that would happily repeat. I am looking forward to finishing the large (and expensive) bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 17:17:45 | More by schoolboy
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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