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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,091 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,091
Reviews: 1,819
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 223
Gots: 409 | 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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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-14-2013 22:02:39 | More by allstar255
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2013 01:52:57 | More by Tracker83
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-12-2013 04:14:15 | More by davegray
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Casey10

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

05-25-2010 02:54:27 | More by Casey10
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-16-2013 20:54:04 | More by kayrex
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-16-2014 16:09:26 | More by KFrank729
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-23-2013 15:46:52 | More by ToddThompson
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

08-01-2009 06:50:42 | More by saintwarrick
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tonistruth

Nevada

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%

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

11-10-2007 04:05:10 | More by tonistruth
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

10-12-2013 15:04:59 | More by NickyDee21
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Punisher

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-23-2013 21:33:03 | More by Punisher
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-23-2014 01:09:43 | More by mrcraft
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timoteo833

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-29-2014 03:14:49 | More by timoteo833
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JBogan

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

06-14-2009 00:00:25 | More by JBogan
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-27-2011 19:21:26 | More by Skye1024
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-21-2012 03:40:06 | More by jewellrunner
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-13-2012 23:57:19 | More by brauseboof
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csiewert

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-17-2011 19:33:07 | More by csiewert
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-02-2013 12:35:39 | More by Asics
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jemarent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-24-2013 23:07:09 | More by jemarent
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-18-2013 20:31:16 | More by atoulouk
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rwilde

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-23-2012 17:07:51 | More by rwilde
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kguard

Iowa

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%

I disagree on the type as a black ale. It's a black IPA.
Looks like a thin oatmeal stout.
Smell gives the secret away. Caramel malt and lots of fruit hops. In fact a lot of hops.
Fruit forward hoppiness, lightly toasted malt, finishing with a nice grapefruit bitter finish that lingers.
Mouthfeel is a bit less carbonation than a standard IPA. Slightly chewier than most IPA. Still, I don't feel I'm eating a small meal.
Really suprised by the fruitiness of this beer. Having a black "ale" that brings the hops and fruits to the table like this is just awesome. Love it.

10-28-2013 04:42:35 | More by kguard
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-24-2013 18:39:42 | More by BEERschlitz
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

Had an on-tap "shorty" at the Yard House in San Antonio, TX.

Dark black with a little light coming from the edges. 1/2 inch brown fluffy head. Decent lacing down the sides.

Big hops nose. Grapefruit/citrus. Malty, caramel, chocolate sweetness in the background.

Flavour matches the aroma. Powerful hops balanced out by rich chocolate, roasty malts.

Pretty oily mouthfeel with light carbonation but the hops can be a little scouring on the tongue.

My first Black IPA. Loved every minute of it. Well worth trying.

04-10-2012 06:13:36 | More by Noxious26
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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