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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,593 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,593
Reviews: 1,857
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 237
Gots: 562 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Stone World Bistro in Escondido, CA. Served in a stemmed glass 12/14/14.

A- Dark brown body; appears black in the right lighting. Big two finger tan-brown head with long retention time and longevity. Just swirling the glass revives the head in a big way. Lots of lacing.

S- Rich cocoa, milk chocolate, roast comes out at first, and then you get a blast of citrus, floral and pine hops to the face. This beer seems to blast you with both the black, roasty aspect of the base malt and then the fruity, floral scents of the hops. It smells great in the sense that it doesn't bother trying to integrate the two specific aspects of the beer.

F- More hops on the palate than in the nose; although as it warms up, the malt backbone comes out more in terms of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee and roast malts. But overall this is a grapefruit, pine, and floral bomb on top of a chocolate cake. Very nice.

M- Medium bodied, a bit more carbonated than I'd like but it's well within the acceptable range. Slightly prickly, refreshing with a decently bitter finish that evokes both the piney hops and the milk chocolate within.

O- Very nice black IPA; it's very different from Wookey Jack in the sense that Stone unapologetically amps up both the dark roasted malt presence and the hoppiness, while Firestone Walker pays a little bit more attention to integrating the normally-clashing parts of the components of the beers. Either way, these are great beers if you like the CDA style.

Final score: 4.22

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4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious and smooth. It smells like chocolatey, roasty goodness with some mocha. I wish I could wear this as perfume. The taste matches the aroma, plus great hoppy flavor and bitterness. This is a wonderful, good looking brew that I could drink every day (if not for the price; haven't seen this bomber under 10 dollars around here!), my only complaint is the slight aftertaste. It's a bit astringent and aspirin like, more so than other IPAs/APAs I've had. Still, pretty amazing!

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,593 ratings.