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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

5,709 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,709
Reviews: 1,880
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 257
Gots: 660 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Westuh
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of nick76
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
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 Mojo
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Tulip glass

This is almost just exactly perfect. It pours up a deep ebony black with a generous foamy tan head, good retention, and lacing just about unlike any ever seen before for this style. The smell is a powerful and satisfying dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Taste is an initial malty sweetnesss giving way to a big coffee taste of a finish, well balanced. Mouthfeel is very thick and lucious. Almost just exactly perfect.

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of dsnyder61
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Very good black ipa by stone

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.

Photo of Lukebell15
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Punisher
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ali1987
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep brown to almost black. Medium to big, frothy, tan colored head. Lacing and retention are both very good. Hints of light peek through the almost impenetrable brown to black body. A beautiful beer.

S- Bang baby! You know she's a black IPA with hop aromas like that. Mostly pine hop scents with a hint of resin flavor. Not too overpowering. Hints of the darker malts are in there, but mostly covered up by the hops.

T- Starts with a bang of hops mixed almost evenly with dark malt flavors. Tongue immediately is met with burnt flavors and hops bitterness. These flavors mix very well throughout the drink, except for the very end. The drink finishes with a slight, almost chemical-flavored bite. It's not too distracting, but it's not among the better flavors of this beer. Aftertaste is mainly of the burnt malt flavors and lingers only a little while.

M- The weight of this beer is a mix between a porter and an IPA. Slightly thicker and less carbonated than an IPA, it is very drinkable. No alcohol is detectable, and the burnt flavors and the hops don't really destroy the palate. Rather gentle on the palate as far as Stone brews go.

Overall, this is a pretty good example of a style that I am discovering that I like. Not quite as Wookey Jack from my memory, but the mix of hops and dark malts is superb except for that slight finishing flavor. Wish these weren't $8 a bomber.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of auxiliary
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - dark black,with a offwhite creamy head, and nice lace.

smell - Fruits and hops here.

taste - Sweet,like toasted malts, and toffee with a hoppy finish at the end.

mouthfeel - Medium body

drinkability - Not a bad drink, looks like a porter but wasn't. Would buy agin, can't wait for 12th ann.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of bishopdc0
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bomber with my brother.

The look is dark brown with a thick thick tan head

The aroma is hops citrus spice love it

The beer starts with a sweet malt it quickly becomes light in the tongue but hops take over a slight roast and citrus pair to a dry finish leaving a big bitter on the tongue

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,709 ratings.