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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,134 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,134
Reviews: 1,820
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 427 | 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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fosters9

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-01-2014 19:13:19 | More by fosters9
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-04-2014 06:34:54 | More by JohnnyMc
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-11-2013 00:52:36 | More by jayhunter357
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Jesse14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-15-2011 01:32:49 | More by Jesse14
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quine

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-08-2011 21:07:05 | More by quine
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baconman91

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-16-2012 13:38:43 | More by baconman91
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ccoffeegod

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Bought this beer at Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, Va.

Beer was poured into the glass was inky black, no light would show through. 3 finger head, head dense and smoky in color. The smell of the beer was overwhelmingly one of grapefruit, odd but welcome. Taste was a blast of hops. Very bitter followed by a hint of sweentness. Again grapefruit taste at the very end. Mouthfeel was smooth with a bit of sharpness to it. An exellent beer, well worth the money I spent, but it is a one time thing I dont think I want another and least not right now.

10-21-2007 19:40:55 | More by ccoffeegod
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-17-2011 14:13:29 | More by BeerThursdays
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-18-2013 15:01:25 | More by Jason1337
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sculpin4

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-09-2014 00:36:42 | More by sculpin4
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Litterbean

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours nearly pitch black, but when held up to the light one notices dark brown highlights around the edges. The head is tall, thick and tan.

Hoppy smell, aromatic, with underlying hints of chocolate and anise. A bit of smokiness comes through in the end.

Bitterness rides the flavor all the way through. Smokey, woody, bitter coffee, chocolate, and a somewhat pronounced smoked jerky flavor. Hop profile is earthy, green, grassy, and citric. Alcohol warmth is there but subdued. Unique flavors, they mesh well.

10-23-2007 04:26:33 | More by Litterbean
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Dunkle

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

I picked up a bomber that had been sitting on the shelf and split it with a friend. Poured half into a pint glass.

A: Almost black with a nice, large tan head. Not much lacing throughout.
S: Smells hoppy and creamy.
T: Tastes kind of like tea, with the alcohol and hops carrying through in the finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a very interesting ale; I would love to try it fresh.
M: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated. Warming.
D: I want to try another glass just because it was so intriguing. I could easily drink a few of these in a night.

Definitely worth a shot. This was my first Black IPA and now I want to try more!

09-22-2010 03:29:03 | More by Dunkle
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Benjiehorn

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-12-2013 22:45:07 | More by Benjiehorn
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MrLacinak

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-30-2013 18:29:27 | More by MrLacinak
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-17-2014 06:20:03 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-08-2013 03:32:11 | More by CoolEthan
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doughanson78

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-02-2012 04:59:15 | More by doughanson78
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2013 01:52:57 | More by Tracker83
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-28-2013 15:28:36 | More by DeutschesBier
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904Will

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-18-2014 19:08:05 | More by 904Will
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allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-06-2013 01:35:51 | More by allentownpaguy
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2013 01:25:37 | More by cwelsh55
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ianmatth

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-22-2013 04:55:08 | More by ianmatth
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JHurley

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-25-2013 17:58:59 | More by JHurley
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bpackertx

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2012 05:07:38 | More by bpackertx
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,134 ratings.