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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,511 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 234
Gots: 532 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

thegerm87, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MarkElkins, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

lockewoodfin, Sep 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Dicers, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

odomosan, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Jacurdy60
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a pitch black color with a nice, thick head that is light beige colored. Head leaves a lot of lacing and retains very well.

S-Salty, earthy hops, lemon-grass, various citrusy esters, perhaps cherry, roasty

T-hops flood the palate at first, but are complemented and followed nicely by a bitter, roasty coffee flavor. Finishes with a lingering salted hop bite

MF-A bit oily, medium bodied with a dry finish

O-A damn good black IPA. I personally like Thomas Creek Orange-Black IPA more, but this one is still great. Hops are a touch overwhelming.

Jacurdy60, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Quackus, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

C_Roetting, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jsherlock, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bruindre, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

michaelsmith11, Sep 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Hacksaw99, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Black with a short tan head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Pine, citrus, roasted barley, caramel and Cola.

Taste
Roasted barley, caramel, Cola and Tootsie Roll. Pine needles, lemon zest, orange rind and grapefruit skin. Hints of pineapple and starfruit. Espresso, dark chocolate and notes of charcoal linger in the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, bitter and dry.

Overall
Black IPAs have always been an odd mix to me. Everything is there...Roasty-ass IPA.

justintcoons, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheBierBoutique, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

The_Feebler_Elf, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

champs86, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

rxeight, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Schwantz, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Glennlawless
3.28/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a 16 oz Tulip Glass

A - Very very dark brown almost black. I got a nice inch thick head that was a nice beige color. leaves nice lacing as well.

S - Getting some sweet malts, dark fruit, caramel, and tons of grapefruit.

T- Has a bit of a piney after taste. a little oakey as well..almost "herbal" if thats the right word....Right when you sip you get a combo of grapefruit and sweet malt. really interesting. I feel like this is too heavy for a stout. Almost a confusing flavor as well.

M - Somewhat creamy and well carbonated.

Overall, this is definetley a pretty cool beer. Worth checking out, not my favorite though.

Glennlawless, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Dogzbone, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Benjiehorn, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

deniserat, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,511 ratings.