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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,227 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,227
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 229
Gots: 466 | 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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Photo of benbou17
4/5  rDev -5.2%

benbou17, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of KarlosT
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ok. given my tastes, not really notable. I'm looking for a replacement for harpoon ipa, and this was not significantly better.

perhaps a bit too hoppy for my tastes. but others really seem to enjoy this beer.

For my tastes, Racer 5 is my standard for IPA's

KarlosT, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of JazzIPA55
5/5  rDev +18.5%

JazzIPA55, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of ejw127
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

ejw127, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

twelveinches, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Slurrernie
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Slurrernie, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of mikechance
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A --- Deep red with almost an inch of head

S --- Hop forward with a nice layer of malts in the background. Maybe a little sugar or something sweet.

T --- Malty, raisins, figs and yeast

M --- Medium-to-full body, good carbination, creamy. Almost porter like

O --- This is a solid beer! Very interesting and worth drinking again and again. Another solid effort from Stone!

mikechance, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of bschinelli
5/5  rDev +18.5%

bschinelli, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of joebry81
5/5  rDev +18.5%

joebry81, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

kgoodnow, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

brealbg, Dec 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

blange3, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

bluntedboywonder, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

meich75, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of chicagoabbot
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a snifter...big black beer with the head of an IPA (if darker for the malt beneath it). Plenty of lacing. Tons of hops in the nose, with a dryness to them moreso than in a big paler IPA. Loads of hop bitterness on the tongue with some smoky after-tones. Cheers to Stone for making a very interesting beer in a style that doesn't come in six packs. Why aren't black IPAs more popular? At least most of the brewers who decide to make one know what they're doing. Mouthfeel is excellent and I recommend trying this beer.

chicagoabbot, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

barnzy78, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,227 ratings.