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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,501 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,501
Reviews: 1,849
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 233
Gots: 528 | 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  rDev -5.2%

joegard, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

WOLFGANG, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

caponeduke, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of raynmoon
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Looks very dark brown with a creamy "mocha" head that sticks around. When heald to the light, a really nice ruby red can be seen.

Smells great. Not very potent though. I had to keep going in to try to pick out what I smell. I get a nice citrusy, tangerine smell. Smells like Stone.

It has a huge roasty, bitter presence with a bite of alcohol and goes down smooth. It is a bit harsh, but it is also very nice. No hop presence really in the taste, which is a little disappointing.

Overall, it drinks very solid. There is no offensive flavors to be found and is very expertly made. I just don't enjoy the taste enough to finish a 22 oz bottle. Definitely presents itself as a strong, alcohol forward beer.

raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jeffthepony, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

fosters9, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JohnnyMc, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jayhunter357, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jesse14, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

quine, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

baconman91, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of ccoffeegod
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this beer at Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, Va.

Beer was poured into the glass was inky black, no light would show through. 3 finger head, head dense and smoky in color. The smell of the beer was overwhelmingly one of grapefruit, odd but welcome. Taste was a blast of hops. Very bitter followed by a hint of sweentness. Again grapefruit taste at the very end. Mouthfeel was smooth with a bit of sharpness to it. An exellent beer, well worth the money I spent, but it is a one time thing I dont think I want another and least not right now.

ccoffeegod, Oct 21, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

steevo24, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BeerThursdays, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jason1337, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

sculpin4, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Litterbean
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly pitch black, but when held up to the light one notices dark brown highlights around the edges. The head is tall, thick and tan.

Hoppy smell, aromatic, with underlying hints of chocolate and anise. A bit of smokiness comes through in the end.

Bitterness rides the flavor all the way through. Smokey, woody, bitter coffee, chocolate, and a somewhat pronounced smoked jerky flavor. Hop profile is earthy, green, grassy, and citric. Alcohol warmth is there but subdued. Unique flavors, they mesh well.

Litterbean, Oct 23, 2007
Photo of Dunkle
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bomber that had been sitting on the shelf and split it with a friend. Poured half into a pint glass.

A: Almost black with a nice, large tan head. Not much lacing throughout.
S: Smells hoppy and creamy.
T: Tastes kind of like tea, with the alcohol and hops carrying through in the finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a very interesting ale; I would love to try it fresh.
M: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated. Warming.
D: I want to try another glass just because it was so intriguing. I could easily drink a few of these in a night.

Definitely worth a shot. This was my first Black IPA and now I want to try more!

Dunkle, Sep 22, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Benjiehorn, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

William72797, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MrLacinak, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheDrunkenDeer, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CoolEthan, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

doughanson78, May 02, 2012
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,501 ratings.