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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

5,209 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,209
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 227
Gots: 458 | 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%

baconman91, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of ccoffeegod
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ccoffeegod, Oct 21, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BeerThursdays, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jason1337, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

sculpin4, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Litterbean
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Litterbean, Oct 23, 2007
Photo of Dunkle
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Dunkle, Sep 22, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Benjiehorn, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MrLacinak, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheDrunkenDeer, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CoolEthan, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

doughanson78, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Tracker83, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

DeutschesBier, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

904Will, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

allentownpaguy, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cwelsh55, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ianmatth, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JHurley, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bpackertx, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AKuehn47, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

kylehay2004, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Nerdypunk, Dec 12, 2011
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,209 ratings.