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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,099 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,099
Reviews: 1,819
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 223
Gots: 412 | 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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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2013 23:22:31 | More by drgonzo2k2
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cbaker1985

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-19-2013 22:10:22 | More by cbaker1985
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CASK1

Florida

4.64/5  rDev +10%

Bomber poured to a Sam Adams "perfect pint" glass.

A - nearly opaque black with a hint of ruby highlight if held up to the sunlight. Tan head with decent staying power.

S - Hops dominate with a complex blend of citrus, pine, and herbal/woody aromas. Low roast malt in the background with hints of coffee and bitter chocolate. I also get some licorice. Very inviting.

T - Hop forward, but nicely balanced. Lots of piney, woody hops that linger all the way through the finish. Bitterness comes up fast and lingers into a long finish. Roast malt supports the hops, but stays in the background. Hints of coffee and burnt toast.

M - Medium-light body and medium high carbonation combine for a highly drinkable beer. Dry finish with some dark malt astringency. Very low alcohol warmth - very well hidden.

O - I seem to have a love-hate relationship with this style, and this one is definitely on the "love" side. I love the complex, dominant hop profile, but the roast malt supports the hops just right for the style. This beer reinforces Stone as a go-to brewery for me.

05-19-2013 20:44:18 | More by CASK1
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-19-2013 19:11:29 | More by cp45
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ShawnMH

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-19-2013 15:35:53 | More by ShawnMH
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-19-2013 14:51:17 | More by SonOfKyuss
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jdhowe

California

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

22oz bottle, Enjoy by 08/08/13 (not clearly printed, so it's possible this isn't the date).

A: Pours a deep brown (very minimal light passes through the edges, revealing a deep brown color, but otherwise it's black) with 1 1/2 fingers of foamy mocha head. Plentiful lacing down the glass.

S: All hops. Piney, earthy hop aromas predominate, followed by light alcohol.

T: Strong hop bitterness, a sweet malty backbone filling out the flavor profile, with coffee and roast flavors on the finish. The coffee was undetectable on the nose for me, and is a truly pleasant surprise.

M: thick, oily, and moderate carbonation. This coats the mouth and stays long after the sip.

O: I am very impressed by this beer. While I am far from a huge fan of Stone, this is definitely one of the best beers I've had by them, right up with Espresso IRS and Enjoy By. I would not hesitate to have this beer again, and I will probably purchase it again if I am in the mood for a black IPA-type beer, which is really what this reminds me of. If Hop in the Dark were available year-round, this would have a bit more contest, but as it is, this may become the go-to for me in its style.

05-19-2013 06:43:03 | More by jdhowe
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alanv

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2013 21:32:52 | More by alanv
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-18-2013 20:45:13 | More by Photekut
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ChefBenhase

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-18-2013 18:14:45 | More by ChefBenhase
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mjgrady

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-18-2013 16:22:26 | More by mjgrady
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-18-2013 14:57:54 | More by windypete
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jubnat

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2013 13:27:16 | More by jubnat
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ERRL710

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-18-2013 04:20:28 | More by ERRL710
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45nDown

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2013 03:41:46 | More by 45nDown
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Shogun730

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2013 21:35:54 | More by Shogun730
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EricClayton

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-17-2013 19:34:24 | More by EricClayton
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carlosega

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2013 17:08:18 | More by carlosega
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HinghamRick

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2013 15:12:35 | More by HinghamRick
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2013 15:10:36 | More by twenty5
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ElizabethEleanor

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-17-2013 03:04:11 | More by ElizabethEleanor
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dmmcgove

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-17-2013 02:46:05 | More by dmmcgove
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-17-2013 01:45:12 | More by HollyHops
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Blashawright

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-16-2013 22:33:21 | More by Blashawright
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Rainblows

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-16-2013 14:28:23 | More by Rainblows
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,099 ratings.