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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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4,980 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,980
Reviews: 1,816
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 216
Gots: 362 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-26-2013 00:38:23 | More by Westuh
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at deepellum in alston. After trying the bottled version I preffer it.

When you pour it it sure looks like a stout, but that wouldn't be true. It's got a dark black body with a thin reddish brown head and nicely carbonated.

This is one of my favorite smelling beer's. Hoppy and fruity and a little floral.

It taste's like it smells. Very hoppy, bitter, a bit malty and something floral still sticks out.
Leaves a great after taste.

Mouthfeel is about average, very drinkable to anyone that enjoys a hoppy bitter beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 23:48:19 | More by Stockfan42
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-03-2012 06:31:45 | More by shockrocker65
Photo of rootbeerman


3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into two glasses.

A: pours dark brown, with a light brown single finger head, that settled to a thin layer that laced the glass well.
S: hoppy, like many on stones strong ales.
T: good and bitter, with dark roast malt sweet and bitter chocolate
M: medium carbonation, light in the mouth
D: drinking it faster than i thought i was, if i can find a bottle ill get it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 02:19:26 | More by rootbeerman
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Update: new tasting 0n 4/21/09 --> actually in great condition right now. good moment to drink. oxidation probably can fill out a bit more too before starting to go downhill, so dont worry yet about this beauty

A- poured a dark dark brown, with a fluffy tan head on top, the head slowly faded over a couple minutes, but still left pretty good lacing on top as well

S- massive delicious maltiness, good floral hops dark fruits?

T- heavy maltiness on the first sip, turns into a nice bitterness that isnt that sharp, but still strong in the hops, really smooth finish which is surprizing, pretty damn delicious

M- pretty haevy body, medium carbonation, flows over the tongue well, fades pretty quickly

D- more!!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2007 00:59:33 | More by Atron67
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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle bought for $5.79. Best by 11/10, so this should be pretty fresh.

A: Very black, dramatically so. Disappointingly small head that's gone almost immediately. Like many IPAs, doesn't appear very carbonated.

S: Full, fantastic pine and citrus hop aroma. Despite its appearance, I don't get a trace of roasty smells, just hop glory.

T: Wonderful. Pine and soft tangerines. Significantly bitter. Very long taste.

M: Heavier than Stone IPA, but not the heaviness of, say, a porter. A bit of a prickle also.

O: This is unlike any other beer and is remarkably affordable given its quality. In a lineup that ranges from good (porter, pale) to incredible (IPA, IRS), Sublimely Self Righteous is maybe Stone's apotheosis.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 15:32:15 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-14-2014 20:35:53 | More by TubaDan
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-16-2013 20:47:17 | More by leroybrown10
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-26-2014 17:12:47 | More by cbnz
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-16-2013 01:24:25 | More by stogirelli
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-05-2014 13:49:11 | More by discharmingly
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-13-2013 03:27:26 | More by Evarigan
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased this at bootleggers in Thopsham, ME. Glad to see this there as was a nice tasting beer. If there was ever a beer that could be clasified as black IPA this would be it. Dark black and lots of hops this beer has it and should be a must have for anyones portfolio.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 02:54:27 | More by Casey10
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-16-2014 16:09:26 | More by KFrank729
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-07-2012 03:14:33 | More by mecmd
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South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a midnight-dark red, sort of cola colored with a foamy tan head. Tons of hops in the aroma, like a DIPA, also a sweetness like brown sugar, with some piney hops. The taste turns to citrus, sugary grapefruit, a bit more unbalanced towards the hops, but not negatively so. Definitely a big brew for the hopheads.

A bit darker than the 13th anniversary in taste and appearance, but this brew follows along that line and should appeal ton anyone who likes that or any of Stone's hoppy goodness.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 06:50:42 | More by saintwarrick
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4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- pitch black brew wearing a massive tan crown, outstanding retention

S- hops galore: citric, pine. caramel, big roasted malt aromas

T- roasted malts and citric/pine hops, grassy. outstanding balance of hops and malts, intense amount of flavor

M- medium creamy body, definite hop abuse, sticky film after

D- WOW, this beer is pure joy. This brew is the answer for us stout lovers who are also closet hop heads. I couldn't possibly recommended this brew enough

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 04:05:10 | More by tonistruth
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

10-12-2013 15:04:59 | More by NickyDee21
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-15-2013 15:59:02 | More by kjfinnerty
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-29-2013 21:52:50 | More by Moses_Malone
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one fills the glass with a nice dark brown, almost black hue with a solid off white creamy head which leaves plenty of sticky lacing in it's wake. An attractive looking brew.

Smells of grapefruity hops, dark chocolate and burnt molasses. Interesting mixture.

Taste is along the same lines as the aroma, along with a hint of roasted nuts and maybe a slight bit of toffee. The beer opened up quite a bit as it warmed.

Mouthfeel was very good. Smooth and creamy, somewhat on the thicker end of the scale.

A well done brew by the folks at Stone. This is not my favorite style, but is a beer I'd consider having again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 00:00:25 | More by JBogan
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-27-2011 19:21:26 | More by Skye1024
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-13-2012 22:27:23 | More by mweso2000
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-17-2011 19:33:07 | More by csiewert
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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Stone pint glass.

A: Pours a jet black color with a huge tan head.

S: The aroma on this one if fascinating. The complexity in the nose hints at what is in store for the taste. The smell is primarily that of wonderfully fresh hops: citrus, pineapple, and a bit of pine. But wait, what is that? Some aromas normally associated with that of a stout show up as well; a bit of espresso and even some chocolate.

T: This has got to be one of the more difficult beers to describe that I've ever tasted. It has amazing complexity and layers of flavors. The primary flavors are that of an excellent IPA. Citrus, tropical fruits and delicious piney oils. The IPA part of this beer would alone make it worthwhile. However, there is something much more lurking in this brew. Hiding underneath the IPA lies the flavors of a dark stout. Some espresso, slightly sweet molasses, even some chocolate. I drank two glasses of this beer at two different temperatures and it drank like two totally separate beers. The first glass was rather cold and drank like an IPA, the second glass the brew was quite a bit warmer and at this temperature the dark malt flavors dominated. A truly unique and fascinating beer.

M: As good as the smell and taste of this beer is, the mouthfeel might be the best part. It's creamy and smooth yet not all that full-bodied for such a dark beer.

D: A very drinkable beer for how dark is it. A simply delicious, complex, and fascinating beer. Stone Brewing is awesome. They are constantly pushing the boundaries of craft brewing and turning out consistently unique and outstanding beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2007 02:44:36 | More by willjschmidt
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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