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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,099 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,099
Reviews: 1,819
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 223
Gots: 412 | 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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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-18-2013 23:01:07 | More by sunofneurot
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

My first Stone beer. Poured into a crystal beer mug the beer is almost black with hints if red when held into the light. The head is rich and creamy light brown and holds up good time, leaving good lacing. Very attractive.
Smell is fruity and hints grapefruit and citrus.
Tasting the beer you get hit with a very refreshing fruity front, where the grapefruit and citrus tastes are dominant. In the middle a roasted malt will come through and checked by a good amount of hops in the end. Great balance and interesting lingering of a bittersweet aftertaste.
Great mouthfeel of a fantastic medium bodied beer. What a experience, will definitely buy it again, and will try more from this brewer.

02-15-2011 04:45:03 | More by Hopfenpeter
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-18-2013 23:35:03 | More by oldedog
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-07-2012 03:21:52 | More by kylemckinnis
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-29-2013 21:52:50 | More by Moses_Malone
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

A- Poured into my DFH snifter... A pitch black liquid pours from the bottle producing a finger thick creamy off white head with nice retention and moderate lacing

S- Not overwhelming but nice... smells mixed grapefruit and floral with a bit of sugary malty sweetness

T- Starts with a hint of sweetness before the dryer coffee flavor takes over. Finishes with with a nice citrusy hop bite. Not a hint of the 8.7% abv

M- Light/medium carbonation with medium body

D- I hear so much hype about Stone beers and for some reason without trying many of them, feel like its overdone... this one definitely lives up to the hype. A delicious Black Ale worth trying

CHEERS!!

11-24-2010 04:17:31 | More by bbeane
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lic217

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-02-2013 22:23:48 | More by lic217
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-22-2013 04:05:50 | More by EigenBeer
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-10-2013 18:20:43 | More by Thishops4u
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2013 00:47:02 | More by In_Control_Mike
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emwild12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 05:03:58 | More by emwild12
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-29-2014 16:59:06 | More by Furley80
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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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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-14-2013 19:48:21 | More by dbc5
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-17-2013 02:49:08 | More by beerme626
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-18-2012 13:03:11 | More by YamagamiTravis
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-12-2014 05:06:33 | More by ShepardCommander
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-09-2012 22:20:45 | More by MrBoh
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pottergator

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-03-2013 05:42:12 | More by pottergator
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-07-2012 22:44:37 | More by wizo
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-23-2014 17:25:35 | More by Vogt52
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nickhiller

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%

A: pitch black with a thick tan head and lacing galore.

S: sharp, almost acrid, hops. They smell extremely fresh and strong and give off an almost vegetable or plant smell. A little bit of roast in there as well.

T: dry, hoppy, bitter and extremely alcoholic--in fact too much alcohol on the front for my taste buds--it kind of takes away from the other flavors. Scorching alcohol burns down to the core, probably good on a bitter cold day. Speaking of bitterness, there's a lot of that on the finish as well. I'm not getting much in the way of complexity though and barely any malty sweetness.

M: well carbonated and pretty dry for how full bodied it is.

D: pretty good. The only other CDA I've had is the Deschutes Hop in the Dark, which I liked a lot, so I'm definitely into the style. The Deschutes version was more complex I seem to remember, and not as relentlessly bitter and alcoholic. Still I'd certainly have another if offered.

10-08-2010 20:31:33 | More by nickhiller
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-29-2013 04:07:59 | More by hansgruber
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-07-2012 21:12:41 | More by Tumble
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-15-2013 15:59:02 | More by ColdOneKev
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,099 ratings.