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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

4,917 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,917
Reviews: 1,814
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 210
Gots: 332 | 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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dandmc24

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-26-2012 11:14:55 | More by dandmc24
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bpackertx

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2012 05:07:38 | More by bpackertx
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Daniel9913

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-25-2012 16:33:31 | More by Daniel9913
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-25-2012 06:18:43 | More by FalconA
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Aiptasia

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now this is a big black IPA done right. Assaults the glass with a viscous darkness and a puffy bagel colored head. The head is monster and unrelenting at a solid 2" of foam. It smells of a promising future in surfing (sea water) and landscaping (big grassy scent). I'm guessing that they do late hop additions and whirlpool this super beer.

Taste is bitter up front with plenty of indian river citrus rind, key lime and malt follows. Great big wonderful taste of fresh hops without being completely nuclear bitter. Just enough alcohol and rich smoked and toffee malt added to a base of amber malt to make it refreshingly good.

It's rich, chewy, smooth and a good friend while watching the NFC championship! Go Giants!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 01:33:48 | More by Aiptasia
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-22-2012 23:42:27 | More by seeswo
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dbell23

Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Appearance is black with a nice tan head that lingers. Nice lacing.

The smell is hoppy but nicely muted.

The taste is great! Really good beer! Nice hops but very balanced. The hops really stick around.

Nice body and mouthfeel is just this side of full bodied. Nice carbonation.

Overall this a great beer. One of my favorite Stones.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:16:16 | More by dbell23
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into my duvel snifter

A- looks dark amber brown/ almost black while pouring, settles into black darkness with a nice two finger slightly tanned head. Nice lacing all the way down.

S- subtle chocolate and toasted Malts and of course some piney/ citrusy hops. Smells delicious, but not as deep as I expected.

T- taste follows the nose pretty closely except the hops are more in the fore-front. The blend of citrus and pine work very well with the roasted malts in the background. Delicious

M- medium for the style, with light/medium carbonation and a beautiful finish, bitter and piney, but not lingering
Leaves your mouth just right, not
To dry or two wet, just a beautiful balance a bit of chocolate begins income through in the finish as it warms

O- An awesome beer, one of my favs from Kane of my favorite breweries! A true bench mark for the style, more of an ipa then anything, not too stout or porter like, dances right on the line. Truley awesome.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:12:43 | More by PeterIngemi
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nicholas527

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-22-2012 19:27:24 | More by nicholas527
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-22-2012 17:09:56 | More by zenwatts
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-22-2012 12:42:43 | More by hopsandstouts
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black body with a tan head that settles to a thick film. Scent is of roasted malt and floral hops. Taste is of floral and pine hops, caramel, roasted notes. Mouthfeel is thick, with average carbonation. This is a good beer, though there are CDAs that I enjoy at the same level.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 11:35:18 | More by gkunkle
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-22-2012 07:21:05 | More by tatums1984
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dprophet

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-22-2012 00:28:33 | More by dprophet
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-21-2012 22:25:08 | More by poppyjohn
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Keith238

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-21-2012 04:03:13 | More by Keith238
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druptight

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-21-2012 02:50:06 | More by druptight
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MisterGrizz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-20-2012 23:01:20 | More by MisterGrizz
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-20-2012 08:46:38 | More by savagepm
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bconsidine

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-19-2012 17:15:26 | More by bconsidine
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jakesingleton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-19-2012 13:26:15 | More by jakesingleton
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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-19-2012 13:04:39 | More by ricksrealm
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-19-2012 00:02:29 | More by alpenglocken
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-18-2012 23:53:35 | More by ralphw56
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beergypsy21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-18-2012 21:58:36 | More by beergypsy21
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,917 ratings.