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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,919 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,919
Reviews: 1,814
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 211
Gots: 333 | 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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azorie

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-15-2013 12:37:02 | More by azorie
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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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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2013 01:52:57 | More by Tracker83
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blabaer

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2014 08:11:12 | More by blabaer
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nortmand

Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ruddy brown pour with a frothy, two fingered head.

Juicy hop aromas fill the room upon pouring. Grapefruit, passion fruit, sweet orange flower honey, everything an american hop has ever been or wanted to be. Some caramelized sugars and coffee aromas as well.

Flowery sweet grapefruit up front, roast and hop juice midtongue. Leaves a balanced hop bitterness and chocolate.

Fantastically designed beer. Very, very nice. I'll miss this when it is gone.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2007 01:47:31 | More by nortmand
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-10-2013 22:25:45 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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hoplover82

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am so glad it finally made it to south texas! This is a wonderful beer!

Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head that has outstanding retention and lacing. The head never dissapears, that's always impressive.

The aroma is huge on the chinook and simcoe hops I believe. Big grapefruit citrus and piney hop aromas and pleasantly mild roasted barley and chocolate notes along with the typical sweet bread dough from their house yeast that I love so.

The flavor is much like the aroma but with a huge bitterness that kind of hide the roasty and chocolate notes a little, but they're still there. Lots of grapefruit and pine hop flavor with very hidden but there, chocolate malt flavors.

This beer has a big and juicy feel with a slightly dry finish and full carbonation.

This beer is extremely drinkable!

I think this beer deserves a perfect score for sure. I can't find anything wrong with this beer. I am very pleased with my experience indeed.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 04:49:51 | More by hoplover82
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gopens44

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black as night with a generous mocha colored head.

S - Straight up hop goodness that takes the shape of grapefruit with barely present earthy notes.

T - Super fantastic fun time taste power! Grapefruit on top of oaked mmonshine that gives way to a smooth oakey finish.

M - A little more carbonation than I expected, but it's all good. A touch of burn throughout with a moderately heavy aftertaste.

I challenge Stone to make a beer that doesn't make me happy. This beer delivers very well. Perhaps the hoppiest Cascadian I've had yet!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 00:16:00 | More by gopens44
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-15-2013 04:46:22 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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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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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.9%

09-19-2013 22:01:06 | More by Dcunicelli
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-12-2014 20:31:16 | More by ArtZan
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LSUPT

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-15-2011 05:11:49 | More by LSUPT
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 01:10:47 | More by Beefytits4
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-31-2013 16:48:43 | More by davet100
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-04-2013 21:10:50 | More by ackeeper
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-13-2013 23:32:12 | More by JandJMD
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afinepilsner

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-15-2013 00:54:55 | More by afinepilsner
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bob727

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2011 05:14:58 | More by bob727
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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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bmoney

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-15-2011 23:58:23 | More by bmoney
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kguard

Iowa

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I disagree on the type as a black ale. It's a black IPA.
Looks like a thin oatmeal stout.
Smell gives the secret away. Caramel malt and lots of fruit hops. In fact a lot of hops.
Fruit forward hoppiness, lightly toasted malt, finishing with a nice grapefruit bitter finish that lingers.
Mouthfeel is a bit less carbonation than a standard IPA. Slightly chewier than most IPA. Still, I don't feel I'm eating a small meal.
Really suprised by the fruitiness of this beer. Having a black "ale" that brings the hops and fruits to the table like this is just awesome. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 04:42:35 | More by kguard
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-24-2013 18:39:42 | More by BEERschlitz
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-06-2013 01:03:30 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,919 ratings.