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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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5,717 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,717
Reviews: 1,884
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 258
Gots: 667 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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Photo of BarleyWineRox
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black emptiness with a light toffee head into my tulip. Sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass.
Grassy hoppy citrus aromas are given off.As it warms caramely malt shows. Candied citrus and hop bitterness in the mouth.This is a very tasty beer!

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Aiptasia
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of dbell23
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of gkunkle
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,717 ratings.