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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,294
Reviews: 1,829
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 230
Gots: 494 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Irish0480, Jun 12, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler into stubby tulip
A- Dark brown to almost black with a nice tan tight head
S- All I can think to start off is sweet grape juice, then after the head disappears it turns to sweet hops (I guess Chinook mostly) with a solid dark roasted malt backside. So uniquely sweet and hoppy.
T- The way the hops play off the darkness is fruity in nature. The alcohol is hidden deep inside this flavor forest. Blueberry, concord grape juice, with a sprinkle of citrusy-pine and chocolatey-coffee. Nothing I've had that really truly compares.
M- Heavy bubble in the 1-10, 10 as the largest bubble, 3 range. Not quite teeny tiny, but small and tight. Surprisingly refreshing.
This is a really good beer. Not one I would like to drink every day, but sparingly it stands out as a true champion of beers; all beers. It's not quite inside any true style (I don't think), it kinda stands on it's own on many levels. If you haven't tried it, you most definitely should. But don't be afraid to leave this one for later in the night. It will not be pushed around by others.

SanDNigel, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TheDoak, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

shehateme, Jun 12, 2013
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samibr, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Martinecu, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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2/5  rDev -52.6%

kevrice88, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

vrbulldog22, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JT99125, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

NastyNate11, Jun 10, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Darker than I was expecting, almost a black copper. Malts dominate the smell, big taste of caramel malts, dry hop bitterness, and alcohol. The head diminishes quickly, but leaves thick swaths of lacing on the way down. Hint of thick, syrupy mouthfeel, but vey pleasant. A strong filling ale, with lots of character. Definitely not an everyday ale, but makes a good impression when the occasion occurs.

Chris_Mac, Jun 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Evoforen, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

zestar, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

jdklks, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Mscarpen, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle, poured into pilsener glass.

A - Black. Dark stuff. A very dark brown at the bottom of the glass, only "non-blackness". Showed a very dark red-brown when held to light. A very thick, creamy, light brown head formed, shapshifted a lot, and stuck around. Fair amount of residuals.

S - Not a ton going on. Malt, hops, toffee/caramel and a similar aroma you gather from a red ale.

T - Yum! Up front there's an almost even mix of malt and hops. Some reviews mention a lot of hoppiness, I didn't notice a ton. Was a very good balance. A mild, pleasant sweetness w/ hints of caramel and spice. Lot's going on in the aftertase, too. In addition to above, could also detect a wheat-ish flavor. A very mild coffee tastes could be noticed, too. Alcohol noticed when warmed a tad. Caramel also more detectable when warmed. Did taste better cold (not ice cold, of course) I think. More of the up front flavors.

F - Typical for a strong ale. A decent thickness without a ton of carbonation feel. Felt a tad dry when warmed.

O - First time trying this beer and will certainly buy again. Love the look of this beer and obviously more importantly, the taste. A lot going on, yet nothing is out of place. Have yet to have a bad beer by Stone Brewing, and they're probably my favorite brewery. Highly recommend this brew.

stella77artois, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Dshep1340, Jun 08, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,294 ratings.