1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

5,708 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,708
Reviews: 1,880
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 256
Gots: 659 | 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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,708 | Reviews: 1,880 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GFish
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Kreko7
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of npala86
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of PickleBucket29
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CSeavey64
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lookrider
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jl2414
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Northtexan
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of zoolzoo
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, Duvel snifter

This thing pours almost like a stout. Its dark, deep brown, almost black. Lighter brown around the edges, nice tan head.

Im looking at a beer that almost looks like a stout, yet when I take a whiff of it I get blasted with citrus hops. Alot of grapefruit, and some pine as well. Theres certainly some alcohol in the nose too. Pretty good, certainly not bad, the alcohol in the nose is only slightly distracting.

Hops up front with subtle malts, dark fruits, a little smokiness. Finishes sweet and dry, with lingering hop bitterness. If you drink this too cold, you'll really only be getting a big dose of hops. Reminds me of an American Barleywine but as other have said, it drinks a little easier.

This is thick, but also nicely carbonated.

I could have a couple of these. Its a little rough around the edges, yet drinks quite well.

Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JulianB
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of smccann
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of RRC03
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MDM
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Lebzilla
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of kwa357
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of tubbnik
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of 01001111
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into one schooner, then another, and another... etc. Best before is 5/4/11 so I've got a bit of time on this, but it's time to make it disappear.

A - pours a lovely black with a hint of brown at the edges when exposed to light. Fluffy tan head resolves after a few minutes with very little lacing.

S - Wonderful pine hops and resin nose; slight smoke in the background.

T - The taste is very similar to the nose: powerful pine hops character with a bit of smokiness but also some caramel hops lurking in the background. A hint of dark fruit as well.

M - Very fluffy with effervescence driven by moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth with a sticky quality.

D - Extremely flavorful, but also very drinkable; not as much alcohol warmth as one would expect.

This is one of my go to beers; it's powerful and unique and bursting with flavor. Hard to have anything else after one of these.

Photo of blackcloud
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of JSOBB
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SacoDeToro
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beeotch.

Pours a deep dark brown with a slight transparency in the light. Small off-white head.

The aroma is bursting with fresh citrusy and resity hops. Some slight alcohol and faint malt is in the nose.

The flavor of the beer is a burst of fresh citrusy and resiny hops with a great malt profile to boot. The malt profile is slightly caramelly, but I don't really detect any dark roasted malts. Perhaps they used some Sinamar for color? Despite the dark color of the beer it's not too heavy on the caramel. It finishes much lighter than it looks.

The mouthfeel is medium yet crisp. The carbonation was spot on.

This is one of the best beers I've tasted from Stone and certainly my favorite anniversary ale since 8th. This beer is bright and should be consumed fresh. Drink it now and savor the memories.

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,708 ratings.