1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

5,589 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,589
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 236
Gots: 561 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,589 | Reviews: 1,857 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of billymoe
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of RyanAU
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Buff0910
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of dowen17
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark dark brown with red highlights when held up to the light. Tan colored two finger head with good retention and great lacing.

On the nose is grapefruit and citrus. There are some dark malt scents lurking in the background and very mild, dark chocolate smell. Very faint, though.

Taste is very hoppy. Grapefruit is the dominant flavor here. Some dark malts come through in the middle and a big bitter pine punch at the end.

Mouthfeel is creamy and perfectly carbonated.

This is a very good beer. Pick it up if you can. Definitely worth the try.

Photo of dangermusic
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of emwild12
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Sampman
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Wrigfen
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Bsetz
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of RussBeercier
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap poured in a snifter

A - Obsidian black with a 2-3 inch off-white head. Simply amazing.

S - Smells of tropical fruits, mild chocolate notes with a hint of roastiness.

T - Sensory explosion. Huge hop blast up front, which turns into a malty dry finish. Delivers on both hop bitterness and malt bitterness. Sublime stuff!

M - Sticky mouth coating feel that just seems right for a black IPA.

O - This is my favorite black IPA and one of my favorite beers. I'm so glad that this is on Stone's lineup and is available year round at a decent price!

Photo of truska
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of FliryVorru
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of soonerchamps
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of waston
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of tmhoye
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of douginromeo
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of TCmichigan
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,589 ratings.