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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,506 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,506
Reviews: 1,849
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 233
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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Photo of Gehrig
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at The (Brilliant) Blind Pig.

Deep black ale with dark ruby trim when held to the light, with two fat fingers of creamy, light tan foam. Excellent duration, ample lacing, and a terrific looking beer. The aroma is magnificent, lush with citrus smell, pine, chocolate and caramel malts. Orange, pineapple, and some lemon fill the nose, making this a surprisingly hop-forward Black Ale with ample malt, as the taste attests. Exceptional smell, nothing short.

The taste is magnificent, very well-rounded, and packed with rich, durable flavors. The first part, especially given the hop content, is surprisingly malt heavy, loaded with chocolate with a hint of roasted coffee bean. Citrusy hops and some pine emerge with a little warmth, adding some sweetness. Fabulous, all the more so because, combined with some appreciable hop grit, this is is eminently smooth, creamy, amply effervescent, and thoroughly enjoyable. This doesn't allude to 8.7% ABV whatsoever, too easy on the palate, too accessible, too good. Amazing.

Stone arrived in East Central Champaign with much fanfare and advanced advertisement, with bars such as The Pig, Crane Alley, Seven Saints, and others conducting tap takeovers filled with Stone offerings. I had enjoyed Stone's delicious wares before, so I was prepared for their craft goodness, but Sublimely Self-Righteous was a breed apart. One of the very best veers around, this is first rate Black Ale/Black IPA.

Tremendous, a privilege to have tasted and enjoyed. I gave this a good go for a dozen pints/bomber bottles soon after it was introduced.

Gehrig, May 27, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Lagerquestrian, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

TheSteak22, Jul 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Thomas_562, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Bakker, Jan 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Buttstallion, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

primrose54, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

McUbermensch, Sep 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

sprague808, Oct 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Theniz, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

MCG, Feb 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

iKON, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very dark brown with visible carbonation.
S: Very earthy hop aroma, no apparent roasted scents.
T: Dark earthy hop taste backed by a nice malt base. A well balanced beer.
M: Move over Newcastle, this beer is smooth like no other.
D: One more please..

tlazaroff, Feb 27, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

GMBtheProfessor, May 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

evavro, Aug 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Iowacraft, Jan 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Ivegotmule, Jul 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

comfortablynirm, Aug 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

kb2250, Sep 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

GreenGlowingMonkey, Oct 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

First BA review in a few years! Dark ruby when held to the light with big sheets of thick lacing. Great aromas from this one, malty and dark roasted notes, slightly sweet and subtle vanilla. Soft on the pallet with a nice hop texture, finishing with a lasting dryness till the next sip. Very balanced BIPA, lending itself to the the hoppy side of the range. The strong ABV is controlled and not overpowering, but shows on the finish. I really like this offering from Stone and see it as one to judge others.

orangemoustache, Aug 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Drewvel, Aug 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

eulerthegrape, Apr 01, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,506 ratings.