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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,516 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,516
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 234
Gots: 531 | 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%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Amerikon, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark, almost black with some lacing that hangs around down the glass. Roasty malts - like a porter, pretty much - with a hint of the hop assault. Black IPA is a perfect description of this beer. The hops are prominent and persistent throughout the palate. Upfront, the first impression is of a porter, with the chocolate/roasted malt flavor. Then the hops come in and dominate; the dry hopping is especially prominent in this one. The hop flavor in this beer is AMAZING-seriously like having a glass of fresh hops. This is a thick, velvety beer and the lingering hop taste does have a tongue-drying effect. Overall, a fantastic beer.

SFrankBrew, Feb 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

hopley, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into one schooner, then another, and another... etc. Best before is 5/4/11 so I've got a bit of time on this, but it's time to make it disappear.

A - pours a lovely black with a hint of brown at the edges when exposed to light. Fluffy tan head resolves after a few minutes with very little lacing.

S - Wonderful pine hops and resin nose; slight smoke in the background.

T - The taste is very similar to the nose: powerful pine hops character with a bit of smokiness but also some caramel hops lurking in the background. A hint of dark fruit as well.

M - Very fluffy with effervescence driven by moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth with a sticky quality.

D - Extremely flavorful, but also very drinkable; not as much alcohol warmth as one would expect.

This is one of my go to beers; it's powerful and unique and bursting with flavor. Hard to have anything else after one of these.

DoktorZee, Apr 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Very good but be warned, very strong and in your face. One of the stronger Black IPA Beers I've ever had but outstanding.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,516 ratings.