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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,305 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,305
Reviews: 1,829
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 232
Gots: 495 | 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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

A: Nice thick and frothy, khaki colored head that starts to fade over time, but leaves a thin head for the whole beer, very dark brown to black color, lots of nice lacing

S: Bit of hops up front, roasted malts, chocolates, good balance of smells, very pleasing

T: Very tasty, people who do not enjoy this beer style should not be reviewing this beer, tasty from start to finish, I can't say anything bad about the taste, almost a 4.75 if available

M: Maybe I just got a good batch? This is very good, good carbonation for over 8%, smooth and silky, very good mouthfeel

O: Great stuff, I'm kicking myself for not purchasing more bottles while having the opportunity when out of state

derkfromwi, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
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Ilafan, Jun 13, 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

22oz. bomber into goblet on 8/31/09.

A - Poured a really dark brown/black body with deep ruby and burgundy highlights and a thick one-finger tan cap that deposited sticky, cake-like lacing all around the glass.

S - Pineapple. Wow! This emits a huge citrus aroma with some sweet malts and even a hint of chocolate and caramel in the mix. A subtle waft of alcohol is also apparent. Really surprised by the dominant (and pungent) citrus character.

T - As with the aroma, the citrus/pineapple character really dominates the initial flavor and is accompanied by a dark chocolate malt backbone. Flavor blends sweet and bitter notes quite artfully, while a hint of perfume also emerges in the backend. But make no mistake... this ale is sublimely citrusy!

M - Medium bodied with a creamy texture and subtle carbonation on the tongue. Closes with a long-lasting bitter finish on the palate.

D - Fantastic! Easily one of the best dark hoppy beers I've had. I was surprised to see this categorized under Strong Ale instead of IPA. Either way, this is an awesome brew with a huge pineapple character.

ffejherb, Sep 10, 2009
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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

a - poured a three-fingers thick creamy and dense coffee-colored head into a snifter that left thick sheeting and lace with nice coating on the sides of the glass. the body was dark black and impossible to see through.
s - pine, muted citrus tones, with a light chocolate malt underneath that really comes through as it warms.
t - dry and citrusy hops at the beginning with a sweet coffee and chocolatey finish. with each sip you get the hops on the front of the tongue and a roasted malty taste on the back.
m - creamy and smooth.
d - considering stone's big hop presence this just begs to be quaffed. easily drinkable and really goes down smooth.

GPHarris, Oct 02, 2007
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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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