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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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5,669 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,669
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 248
Gots: 621 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

This brew is consistent through all five categories - overwhelmingly so, in that regard, and damn great because of that. Just pitch blackness when held up to light, smells of licorice, coffee, tobacco, ...must? ... the taste follows the appearance which follows the smell...mouthfeel follows the aforementioned, just big, robust, roasty...overall just wonderful big american dark ale!

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

Very crisp hop blast. Crisp and dense smelling is the best way I can describe Stone's IPA's. It smells fruity and I can get some orange smells in there as well as the typical flowery hoppy smell and some sweet roasted malts. Smells awesome.

You get the hop crispy bite as soon as it hits your tongue and it evolves into an orange hoppy flavor and then a crisp bitterness with the sweet dark roasted malts melding with the bitterness its amazing.

Amazing hoppy herbal flavors in this one just bursting with flavor. Can't even taste the alcohol wow. What a great beer perfect score for this one.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

The beer pours a nice and rich black with a head that lingered for a very long time. The beer had great lacing. The smell is a good balance of citrus and pine hops with a molasses like backbone. The taste of the beer is the best part, although the appearance is quite nice too. The taste is a perfect balance of dark maltiness with a nice layer of hops surrounding it on all sides. The MF is rich and creamy and very easy on the palate. This is the prime example of the black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale style. It is hoppy, malty, boozy, and ever so delicious.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber best by 8/13

Appearance: Jet black with a tan coffee colored head. Lots of it too. 3 fingers originally that diminishes over time but never disappears. Lots of lacing with chunks clinging to the glass

Aroma: Big hop aroma. Citrus and grapefruit. Grassy earthy undertones. Malt background is roasty and sweet. Espresso and chocolate.

Taste: Starts out floral and fruity. Then big bitter hop profile with lots of citrus. Slightly minty. The flavor is big but the bitterness isn't overpowering. Mellows out with roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Aftertaste is grassy and piney. There is also a pleasant smoky undertone throughout. Complex and enjoyable

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light considering how much is going on here. Slightly slick and coating

Overall: Excellent. Very well-balanced with big flavors and very drinkable. Not much bad you can say about this. Affordable and very tasty. Approachable for fans of west coast IPAs and darker beers alike

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I knew this was referred to as a dark ipa but from a distance it could have been a stout with its dark color with ruby edges with a cream like head. Not much on the nose, a bit estery with some roasted smell. A great mouthfeel to this very smooth with little to no carbonation. Some dark fruit and black licorice as well as some little maple syrup Very easy drinking beer but I can feel the effects after one bomber.

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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Solid black color with a giant three fingers of sticky rocky beige head that last the duration. Big hoppy grapefruit and pine with an outstanding malt character of dark caramel, nutty malt and wafts of roasted coffee. Layers of malt character is evident; caramel, deep roasted grains, pumpernickel bread, and sour grains going into the finish, and roasted espresso. Beautifully balanced hops; mild pepper spice, pine, fresh raw hop oil, and a touch of mint starting towards the end. Fruity tartness mixed in for extra complexity. Sweetness from brown sugar and burnt sugars with hints of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is full, smooth, and a thick creamy carbonation. Spicy, minty, some pine, charred malt, and espresso all in the finish. This beer is just wonderful, I’ve got to find more!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- black ipa?! this looks like a stout to me black as night body coffee colored thick head great lacing, coulda fooled me
S- hops dominate but in a inoffensive manner more in a delicate sense with a coffee/chocolate backbone surprisingly works quite elegantly together
T- again delicate hops dominate and a slight peppery tingle with chocolate and light coffee notes
M- smooth silky enough carbonation to tickle the tongue
D- you'll never have enough of this
Yes definitely a Black IPA

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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