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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,230 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,230
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 230
Gots: 467 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

jifigz, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a go cup in front of Sydney's in New Orleans while dodging tourists who kept saying, "Man that's a big bottle!"

A: chocolate brown heading towards black. Tan, 2.5 finger head that lingers. Self-righteous lacing.

S: Piney, floral hops rush up the nostrils with just a hint of malt.

T: Pow, there go those Stone sublime hops, overwhelming the malts. More swallows blends the taste towards a 2/3 hops, 1/3 malt tango. Great for hopheads; a bit much for me and way too much for the wife.

M: light to medium with arrogant carbonation. Smooth and rich.

O: I really prefer Levitation, since I'm a malt lover. But SSR is a great stepping Stone before the explosive taste of Ruination.

brewskifan55, Apr 17, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on tap at The Brass Tap.

A: Very very dark brown to black. About one-finger head that lasts.

S: Sweet aroma with resin & floral hoppiness. Some sourness there also to me, but not in a bad way. Roasted malts in the background, and become more prominent as the beer warms.

T: Piney & flowery hops balanced with a good roasted coffee malt flavor. Pleasant slight sour aftertaste. Alcohol presence in the background, but it's not overwhelming.

M: Good smooth mouthfeel & substantial body. The hops give a good "mouth tingle".

O: Very very good beer. One of my favorites from Stone. I've had this on-tap & in the bottle, and it's good beer however it gets into my glass.

macrosmatic, Apr 17, 2012
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leviecole, Apr 16, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip, best by 2/14/2012. Re-reviewing my first rating ever from 6/3/2010. Pours almost pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, biscuit, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, floral, and herbal hops. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, toasted biscuit, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, herbal hop, and coffee. Nice sized smooth spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, toasted biscuit, chocolate, caramel, citrus, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance of hop bitterness to roasted malt flavor for a black IPA. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Very smooth to drink but is still a sipper. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a delicious Black IPA as expected. Big hop flavors with a great balanced malt backbone that I usually prefer in black IPAs.

superspak, Apr 15, 2012
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,230 ratings.