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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,662 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,662
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 246
Gots: 603 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured an incredibly dark mahogany brown, almost black. Formed a huge three finger medium tan/brown head. Nice solid lacing on the glass.
S - Sweet oranges, apples, grapefruit, hops, tangerine and deep roasty caramel.
T - Sweet orange and grapefruit upfront, with a sweet malty backbone that follows. Ends bitter to help round off the initial sweetness. Very well balanced.
O - A damned fine, 5 star black IPA.
V - Bought as a single. Unsure of pricing.

Photo of OntheLambic
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stadmo1
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.41/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hillind
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNishCT77
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from Fri., 01/02/2014 tasting (thanks, Erich and Sara!), unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into a snifter glass, drank over ~30 minutes

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nelsonracite
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZebraCakez
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours a beautiful black color with a light colored foamy head. It smells hoppy with a spicy finish. Taste is that of hops and burnt malt with a decent citrus undertone. Slightly boozy. Feel is of medium body and active carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable brew. Nothing amazing, just another solid Stone offering.

Photo of Kajagoogoo84
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tapabrew
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DarthGator
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Viaduck
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanPnaude
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeubTube
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crow
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevin_L
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gabe89
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackcub87
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

on par with FW Wookey Jack....

beautifully balanced hop/malt...great to look at, phenomenal smell...flows well and is so very tasty....

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkQ617
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this poured out of the bottle into a pint glass. Color was the same as every other black IPA you've ever tried. The mouthfeel was slightly less harsh than most though, one of the better qualities of the beer. The taste wasn't as much black or IPA as I'd hoped, more alcohol and less malt, hops, or smoke than you'd want. It was good, just a bit disappointing given all of heard.

Photo of ldsms
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,662 ratings.