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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,515 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,515
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 234
Gots: 532 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

scojoman, Jan 28, 2014
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JohnnyK, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

FilumDee, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

CSO, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

vr6corrado, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

OldhouseRecs, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

jodybrutal, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Dshep1340, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Mack2012, May 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark, nearly black with a thin head, but does have good lacing in the pint glass. Smells of sweet malt. A pleasant combination of malt, and faint coffee with just enough bitterness to remind you of an IPA. For me, there is not enough distinguishable fruit, and a lack of hop presence. A solid ale but not for me on a regular basis.

RobbDogg, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

LtColFrankSlade, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

bsling, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

rob99er, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Benesi88, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

largefarva, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ShawnMH, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Sean7, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decanted this cool from a brown 22oz into a goblet, purchased this at Thirsty's in York, Pa.

A - Black as cinder w/ a tall, 3 fingers of rocky tan head w/ an ultra-fine bead. Moderately full coating of lace on the glass.

S - A huge citrus aroma w/ totally hop dominant nose. Tinges of malty toasted and creamy notes peek out from behined the NW hop aroma.

M - Rich, acidic feel w/ leafy resionous pungency, bitter upfront w/ notes of sweet dark malt in the finish.

T - An intensely flavored ale w/ a nod to the IPA, very citrusy w/ grapefruit and tangy citrus notes w/ mango and sweet subtle flavors that have a gentle dark malt influence w/ hints of molasses and dark sugar w/ caramel and roasted flavors. The acidity is present in each sip as the citrus hop flavor makes its potency known. Sip after sip says Grapefruit! There is a ruby red note w/ a turbinado sugar topped flavor, very zesty the taste reminds me of a grapefruit winter warmer I brewed w/ actual ruby red fruit years ago. I find it unique that this should bring back that one-off memory. I like how the malt is in the taste kind of cushioning the high vault of hops, a very nice effect.

D - This beer is impressive in craftsmanship. Nice black color, all IPA in flavor. It is not something I could see myself drinking many of, but is tasty-it kept me coming back. This ale isn't what I consider complex, but makes its point well and is very drinkable. Shame it is only around for the Anniversary.

Slatetank, Dec 08, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one fills the glass with a nice dark brown, almost black hue with a solid off white creamy head which leaves plenty of sticky lacing in it's wake. An attractive looking brew.

Smells of grapefruity hops, dark chocolate and burnt molasses. Interesting mixture.

Taste is along the same lines as the aroma, along with a hint of roasted nuts and maybe a slight bit of toffee. The beer opened up quite a bit as it warmed.

Mouthfeel was very good. Smooth and creamy, somewhat on the thicker end of the scale.

A well done brew by the folks at Stone. This is not my favorite style, but is a beer I'd consider having again sometime.

JBogan, Jun 14, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

camartin27, May 29, 2014
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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