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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,673 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,673
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 249
Gots: 623 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of jayhawk73
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours very dark brown w/ an awesome cocoa 2 finger head. Good carbonation and lacing. Great looking beer. Very dark- darker than I was expecting.

S- Sublime is fitting in the title. This beer is super close to a 5 on the nose. Very complex- there's a lot going on here, but extremely balanced. Very hoppy, but also very smooth, refreshing.. etc... Great smelling brew!

T- Love it. You get fruit, hops, pine, alcohol, malt, and some other traces. VERY smooth drinking, and really great tasting. Hops leaves a smooth bitter taste on the aftertaste. I do taste a little alcohol, but it's well hidden- more of a feel than anything. Nice.

M- Velvet. That's the perfect word to describe the feel. It's not heavy feeling by any stretch, but exactly right. Very balanced feel to this beer, nothing reaches out and grabs you, and the total package is outstanding.

O- This is one of my favorite Stone beers so far. Very unique, very smooth, and very enjoyable. If you haven't had it yet- go pick some up, it's definitely one I'll get again and again.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of BlindPig
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a huge tan head on a really dark pretty much black body. Nice thick lacing stays behind.
S- Tons of citrus hops in the nose. A roasted grapefruit would be one easy way to explain this one. The roasted and burnt grains come through in the aroma but the over powering grapefruit and citrus hops clearly win the battle here.
T- Lots of hops but the burnt malt body really does come through especially when it lingers on in the after taste. Grapefruit hops leave a nice big bitterness all over the mouth and with the burnt malts really help to stick all over the mouth. The hop combination on this one is very different since it is the strong grapefruit but you also get some nice ripe fruit juice along with some rind.
M- Medium body with low carbonation.
D-It is a good brew but wouldn't say it's anything I couldn't live without. I'll drink the rest of the ones I have but won't be buying any more.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Down Town Johnny Browns.

Pours a dark black but not viscous like a stout. Nice light tan head that stayed the entire time. Lacing all the way down the glass.

Smells of dark malts but alot of the hop smells are absent. You can smell it a little but not much.

Tastes smooth. Almost like a cask ale. The bitter malts combined with the hops taste very good. With the fading of the hops it is actually still quite a good beer.

Mouthfeel is really smooth and low carbonation. Almost none but it goes well with the beer and tastes almost like it is on cask. Tasty.

Overall a very tasty brew that I would try again for sure just to see how it is aging.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,673 ratings.