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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,189 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,189
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 455 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

shaps, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

devastator, Apr 27, 2012
4.6/5  rDev +9%

Just good. Surprisingly warm and very, very good. It will hang with the best ales I've ever had.

I've had varying experiences with Stone but I couldn't resist the bottle. I opened it with low expectations, but was sold at the first smell.

Usually I suspect dark beers of adding black to make them dark. I don't have that feeling here. It numbed me so fast and had me hating that I took the last sip.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MarkyMOD, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.43/5  rDev +5%

Finally reviewing this one. Enjoy by 3/29/12, so not the most fresh bottle. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured black with two fingers of thick, bubbly light brown head that slowly reduced to a thin layer. Some light lacing.

S - Citrus and piney hops up front. A lot of grapefruit. Some roast in the background but the hops dominate the nose.

T - A big bitter punch from the hops up front with grapefruit and pine flavours. The roast enters in the middle with some sweet cocoa. The bitterness returns in the finish. Some coffee flaovurs are evident as it warms up. Considering the (lack of) freshness, this is really good.

M - Medium body with lots of sticky hop oils. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - This has always been a favourite. Almost flawless on tap.

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Edruil, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Gabany, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Deivos, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

emaciated, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

muskiesman, Apr 23, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

jifigz, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BFro, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

DGavagan, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mrskunk, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Snellgg5, Apr 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

tmhessel, Apr 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

JLapadura, Apr 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

godmare, Apr 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

DeusExMathias, Apr 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

KevieJames, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

KingRascal, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

eawolff99, Apr 18, 2012
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,189 ratings.