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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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94
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5,740 Ratings
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94
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Ratings: 5,740
Reviews: 1,888
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 266
Gots: 701 | FT: 8
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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Ratings: 5,740 | Reviews: 1,888
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bishopdc0
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bomber with my brother.

The look is dark brown with a thick thick tan head

The aroma is hops citrus spice love it

The beer starts with a sweet malt it quickly becomes light in the tongue but hops take over a slight roast and citrus pair to a dry finish leaving a big bitter on the tongue

Photo of DemoniChris
4.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap poured in a snifter

A - Obsidian black with a 2-3 inch off-white head. Simply amazing.

S - Smells of tropical fruits, mild chocolate notes with a hint of roastiness.

T - Sensory explosion. Huge hop blast up front, which turns into a malty dry finish. Delivers on both hop bitterness and malt bitterness. Sublime stuff!

M - Sticky mouth coating feel that just seems right for a black IPA.

O - This is my favorite black IPA and one of my favorite beers. I'm so glad that this is on Stone's lineup and is available year round at a decent price!

Photo of stomioka
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of auxiliary
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - dark black,with a offwhite creamy head, and nice lace.

smell - Fruits and hops here.

taste - Sweet,like toasted malts, and toffee with a hoppy finish at the end.

mouthfeel - Medium body

drinkability - Not a bad drink, looks like a porter but wasn't. Would buy agin, can't wait for 12th ann.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of rwilde
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle bought for $5.79. Best by 11/10, so this should be pretty fresh.

A: Very black, dramatically so. Disappointingly small head that's gone almost immediately. Like many IPAs, doesn't appear very carbonated.

S: Full, fantastic pine and citrus hop aroma. Despite its appearance, I don't get a trace of roasty smells, just hop glory.

T: Wonderful. Pine and soft tangerines. Significantly bitter. Very long taste.

M: Heavier than Stone IPA, but not the heaviness of, say, a porter. A bit of a prickle also.

O: This is unlike any other beer and is remarkably affordable given its quality. In a lineup that ranges from good (porter, pale) to incredible (IPA, IRS), Sublimely Self Righteous is maybe Stone's apotheosis.

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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%

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

I reviewed the Twelveth Anniversary last night, Ive let this bottle age a year before partaking,so here goes.Pours out an imperial stout blackness capped by a brownish tan effervescent cap of GBD( Belgian-Dubble like deliciousness.
Smells of bitter chocolates, bitter orange, coffees, evergreens, malts, molasses, grapefruits, sweet malt sugars,citric tangic hoppiness adds to the sugar malt background, delicatley yet perfectly balanced between malts, sugar and citric hops.
Taste is bitter citric fruits, followed by a tangy hop bite, malts add mouthfeel yet finishes with a tannics spiced hop bite. Flavor it long and lingering, every sip is a new experience of an overwhelming senstion of malty hop balance of perfection. mouthfeel is over whelmingly delicious, every sip is completley satisfying, yet all I want is more.
as a side note, in comparison from the 11th anniversary to the 12th, it was really interesting to see the difference a year makes. One year "overload with hops", next year hops are precious cargo. How the market controls what we consume, yet it is beautiful to see how true masters such as Stone adapt and overcome the obstacles thrown at them. Congratulations Brewmasters!!! please continue!

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of JMad
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle to a glass mug...
Pours black, almost opaque with a fluffy two finger head, left nice lacing.
Smells like sweet grapefruit and floral hos.
Tastes sweet and has a citrusy-piney bitterness, with a hint of wood.
Feels very dry, and gets smoother as it warms.
This is a top notch very enjoyable beer.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours black with ruby highlights. Huge brown head. Good retention. Good lacing. Very nice to look at.

Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits and hops.

Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, woody, hops bitterness. Very intense flavors and a lot going on. Some other things going on here but can't quite place them.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry and cleansing.

Overall, a very drinkable brew. Delicious. Impressive and interesting. High ABV does limit the quantity that can be consumed.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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