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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,192 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,192
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 455 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

lic217, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of shirfan
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Dense, dark garnet-black bordering on midnight in all but the thinnest regions of the glass, with a massive pillowy head of tan foam.

Aroma of dark malts, tannins, leather, leafy hops.

Taste is smooth and creamy dark malts first, then some moderate leafy hops mingling with a hint of citrus and pine. Finish turns almost light and fluffy with just a mild twinge of alcohol.

Easy to drink for its size and incredibly more-ish... imagine a schwarzbier brewed with ale yeast and then hopped to standard American IPA levels.

In a word, exceptional.

shirfan, Sep 10, 2007
Photo of EigenBeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

EigenBeer, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bconsidine, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

My first Stone beer. Poured into a crystal beer mug the beer is almost black with hints if red when held into the light. The head is rich and creamy light brown and holds up good time, leaving good lacing. Very attractive.
Smell is fruity and hints grapefruit and citrus.
Tasting the beer you get hit with a very refreshing fruity front, where the grapefruit and citrus tastes are dominant. In the middle a roasted malt will come through and checked by a good amount of hops in the end. Great balance and interesting lingering of a bittersweet aftertaste.
Great mouthfeel of a fantastic medium bodied beer. What a experience, will definitely buy it again, and will try more from this brewer.

Hopfenpeter, Feb 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

little_star, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Fish113d
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%

Pours black (obviously since it's a black IPA) with a fairly thin, tannish oily head that forms to about half a finger and then dissipates to a bubbly surface layer. Some lacing remains on the glass, which is nice.

Very aromatic. Dark roast coffee along with an earthy & cascade hop. A bit of alcohol on the nose as well.

Sipping is much more hoppy than I originally expected. Lots of dark roasty malt but not as chewy as expected. A nice bit of burnt coffee hits on the finish w/ a bit of the alcohol coming through subtly.

Body is not as chewy as I originally expected but nice balance and great taste.

I'm going to enjoy this one. It seems like a mix between almost an imperial stout and an IPA. Very nice brew. Cheers!

Fish113d, Sep 29, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

pottergator, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ColdOneKev, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

oldedog, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

dbc5, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

GOBLIN, May 03, 2014
Photo of bbeane
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

A- Poured into my DFH snifter... A pitch black liquid pours from the bottle producing a finger thick creamy off white head with nice retention and moderate lacing

S- Not overwhelming but nice... smells mixed grapefruit and floral with a bit of sugary malty sweetness

T- Starts with a hint of sweetness before the dryer coffee flavor takes over. Finishes with with a nice citrusy hop bite. Not a hint of the 8.7% abv

M- Light/medium carbonation with medium body

D- I hear so much hype about Stone beers and for some reason without trying many of them, feel like its overdone... this one definitely lives up to the hype. A delicious Black Ale worth trying

CHEERS!!

bbeane, Nov 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

emwild12, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

crob3888, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cbnz, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

MrBoh, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ToddThompson, Sep 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

RummyRedbeard, May 05, 2014
Photo of maxcoinage
4.39/5  rDev +4%

Bomber [best by 1/14/14 - just in time ;-) ] - agressive pour into DFH signature glass

a - thick fluffyy off-white colored head, beer is black with an so slight brown hue. There was a ridiculous amount of lacing on the glass as I drank the brew down.

s - pine, some dark fruits, malts

t - dark malts, citrus, enjoyable bitter finish

mouthfeel - great carbonation, medium to strong body, a bit slick

overall - very enjoyable. I don't really drink Black IPA's often but I think I should start, or at least buy this beer more often.

maxcoinage, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jemarent, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of willjschmidt
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

willjschmidt, Sep 24, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

wizo, Jun 07, 2012
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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