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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,212 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,212
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 228
Gots: 459 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dan027, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Hozzzy, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

frankthetank86, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bismarksays, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

KristineT, Jul 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

worstfisherman1, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Boone757, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

dgherm, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Rast, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

thomseye, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Cubatobaco, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

yanosh, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jzlyo, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Justinomoore53008
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark, with a tan-like head. Looks like oil in the bottle.

S - Very bitter hops with a hint of citrus (when first opened). Towards the end of the bottle, the malt really comes out and the hops mellows away.

T - Mild malt taste with a strong hops aftertaste. It's rated at 90 IBU's but I would place it more around 80 or 85.

M - Heavy compared to most IPAs I've tried. Feels kind of thick when it starts to warm up, but not overly so.

Overall, I like it. It's the most expensive beer I've ever had, and certainly one of the best. Good job Stone!

Justinomoore53008, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Invictus, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of mverity
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh, I don't care for this beer one bit. Too hoppy and the malt hasn't really developed much. Too smoky and roasty too. However, I sat on a bottle for like 6 months, and gave it another try, and holy crap it's amazing! It balances out so much better. The hoppiness dies down considerably, the smokiness too. The roasty maltiness tones down a ton too. Really smooths out and becomes extremely enjoyable.

mverity, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

nabit, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

grumpygerman, Jun 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

DSkilling, Jun 30, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle dated "Enjoy By" 10/24/2013, into a tulip.
Appearance - pitch black, a thick, meringue-like, tan head; rings of lacing!
Smell - brilliant hop forward in the nose, with some hints of some roasted coffee beans!
Taste - just great! Follows the nose, maybe a touch more of the roasted coffee bean than is present in the nose. The 8.7% ABV is hidden beatuifully!
Feel - complex like great black IPA's seem to be! Medium body, noticeable carbonation, hop forward, but terrific balance with the dark malts!
Overall - I could drink this everyday and not get tired of it, fantastic beer!

DenverHopHead, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

BrewSTL, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

indiana, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mrfrancis, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Groomsy, Jun 30, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,212 ratings.