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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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94
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5,662 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 5,662
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 248
Gots: 607 | 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

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Iparedman
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bmmortale
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of gonzo000
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a. Was not expecting a black ale - deep and dark with a two inch head on the pour. (new bottles specify black ale)

s. Smells like a sweet ale. Malt and hops with sugar or molasses (color might be bringing me to molasses).

t. Sweet tasting ale. Quite nice. Alcohol hidden well, as is the case in most stone products.

m. Very nice, good carbonation.

o. Very enjoyable. The light feel of this black ale is surprising.

Photo of BlindPig
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a huge tan head on a really dark pretty much black body. Nice thick lacing stays behind.
S- Tons of citrus hops in the nose. A roasted grapefruit would be one easy way to explain this one. The roasted and burnt grains come through in the aroma but the over powering grapefruit and citrus hops clearly win the battle here.
T- Lots of hops but the burnt malt body really does come through especially when it lingers on in the after taste. Grapefruit hops leave a nice big bitterness all over the mouth and with the burnt malts really help to stick all over the mouth. The hop combination on this one is very different since it is the strong grapefruit but you also get some nice ripe fruit juice along with some rind.
M- Medium body with low carbonation.
D-It is a good brew but wouldn't say it's anything I couldn't live without. I'll drink the rest of the ones I have but won't be buying any more.

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Down Town Johnny Browns.

Pours a dark black but not viscous like a stout. Nice light tan head that stayed the entire time. Lacing all the way down the glass.

Smells of dark malts but alot of the hop smells are absent. You can smell it a little but not much.

Tastes smooth. Almost like a cask ale. The bitter malts combined with the hops taste very good. With the fading of the hops it is actually still quite a good beer.

Mouthfeel is really smooth and low carbonation. Almost none but it goes well with the beer and tastes almost like it is on cask. Tasty.

Overall a very tasty brew that I would try again for sure just to see how it is aging.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of errantnight
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe my favorite Stone beer?

That's a bit strong... but man can they work those hops.

Pours jet black with a deep tan head that's frothy, thick, and lasting. In the light there's a bit of a ruby hue.

Smell is all hops, with a muted tangerine must funk and a solid rich malty background.

Tastes much the same, with a rolling malty middle and overwhelming hop presence, just a suggestion of roast in amidst the bready malt.

Perfect full mouth, creamy and just effervescent enough.

This beer goes down far too easily, and I kept going back to buy more whenever I saw it... it's not drinking quite as well as it was when fresh, and I can see it starting to go down the 10th Anniversary Road towards an off-Barleywine... but the malt here is more solid, and while it won't be as good, it may hold up over the long run in more interesting ways...

If there's still any left out there, snap it up!

Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of nick76
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The aroma is very hoppy with both pine and citrus as well as a toasted caramel malt. The appearance is black with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a huge hop kick but not a super astringent one. The palate is thin but smooth from carbonation. Overall the beer is good but a bit too hoppy for me.

Photo of zhanson88
3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: This Black IPA pours out a dark brown color with a couple fingers of light brown, slightly dirty looking head. Retention is pretty good and lacing is nice.

Smell: Roasted dark malts, a bit of caramel, and plenty of citrus and piney hops. Seems pretty spot on for the style.

Taste: Of course there is plenty of roasted and dark malts up front, with some caramel as well. On the back end there is plenty of citrus and piney hops. Usually I am a big fan of Stone's hop profiles, but this one doesn't do much for me.The flavors really seem to clash a bit.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is between light and medium bodied, and pretty smooth drinking. Overall this is a good example of of a Black IPA, but the flavor profile is just a bit off. Still, not a bad beer.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Wetpaperbag
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Great dark black with finger of head. Stellar lacing too.

S- This has quite the hop kick, for something I was expecting to be more malty and chocolaty. I'm excited to taste this.

T- The hop taste is great, with a roasty malty coffee blend to it as well. I'm getting a sort of spicy herbal taste to this, which is standing out for me. A slight chocolate taste is finally coming though the more I drink this.

M- Medium to thicker mouthfeel, good carbination too.

D- Very drinkable, I wasn't expecting all the hops, even though I've had the 11th anniversary ale, which was a while back though.

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