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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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5,745 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,745
Reviews: 1,890
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 268
Gots: 707 | FT: 8
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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A 22oz bottle bought a year ago. So most likely the 2011 version

A - Pitch black, not much lacing. But a creamy, tan lace coating left on the top of the brew looks nice

S - Hoppy pine notes, and something sweet. Very well balanced nose. Smells delicous

T - Delicious! A very hoppy black ale. Not enough though to be considered a black ipa. Sweet hoppy ale

M - Creamy, full bodied, well carbonated. Great mouthfeel

O - Great. Like any Stone brew, very hop forward. But well balanced, and tasty. Well done! Heres to 11, and 111 more!

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Though enjoyed many times the past 2-3 years this review was taken October 31st, 2012.

22 oz brown bomber style bottle with quality label screened on the bottle. This label is pure Stone B.C. Badass Gargoyle with some nice art and an arrogant description on the back. What more could a man want? Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - Shade of black in color with highlights of Ruby red to brown gushing through on the edges. Big tan head sits atop this black ipa with layers of sticky lace splotched to the glass as the liquid gets closer to the bottom.

S - blackest of malts in the front of the aroma followed by a floral and citric hop Profile. Some roastiness to the scent.

T - Roasted black malts with a small hint of vanilla. Dark fruits deep within. Hop character is big Citrus and grapefruit. Alcohol spice Paired with everything else makes a pretty complex but balanced flavor. Bitter finish.

M - Pretty full in body and smooth mouthfeel. It coats the mouth nicely and has some alcohol warming to the finish. I found myself thirsting for the next drink. Quite tasty.

O - this is the best black ipa I've ever had and probably the first I actually seeked out to try. Stone sets the bar for this style and everyone else follow in line. I'm sure there are some good black IPAs out there, but I can't imagine any being better than this. A few may be equal, but for me this is the standard for American Black IPAs and is already becoming a classic for the style.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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