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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,967 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,967
Reviews: 1,816
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 216
Gots: 357 | 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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crob3888

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-20-2011 00:01:59 | More by crob3888
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-02-2013 12:35:39 | More by Asics
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2012 18:40:18 | More by nquigley16
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-23-2013 18:27:20 | More by ChicagoNick
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-31-2013 17:30:57 | More by AKuehn47
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Franchise

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This anniversary ale pours a dark brown with some lighter highlights leaving a thick tan head that softens and disappates while still sticking to the glass. The aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, plums, oranges, tangerines, mango, passion fruit, crazy fruit sweet aroma.

The taste starts hoppy, spicy, strong grapefruit, with a lot of fruit esters, spiced hop profile but a nice malt caramel back drop that allows for balance and quite delicious. What a unique beer fruity, hoppy, dark brown and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 14:02:32 | More by Franchise
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-31-2013 15:01:12 | More by griffeyb
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-02-2012 00:59:59 | More by MarcWP
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-02-2013 23:10:13 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-11-2013 00:36:47 | More by J_Dub
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jburd19

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-27-2013 13:30:39 | More by jburd19
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-28-2013 23:33:08 | More by mythaeus
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-08-2012 23:15:10 | More by agreenman19
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

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

a- bomber poured into a snifter, very deep, dark brown coloring, one finger of head leaves an uneven layer of lace with spotting all over the glass, very attractive.

s- nicely hopped, earthy hops, slightly peppery with toasted malt and great caramelized brown sugar sweetness.

t- really nice hop kick off the bat, earthy and strong - this isn't playing around, i'm loving it - some toast, and dark fruits jump into the mix, there is nice lingering earthy bitterness, the alcohol is slightly apparant, and warms the back of the throat as the beer warms.

m- very smooth, medium body with some slickness and coating.

d- really great, i'd drink this again for sure, this is a nice way to celebrate my 200th review. it was a very tasty journey - heres to 300!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 02:59:10 | More by thecarster1
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-23-2013 01:53:40 | More by hockeypuck
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-05-2014 08:53:51 | More by dspinler
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coldriver

Texas

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

A - pours a lovely dark opaque with nice head and lacing

S - slight alcohol (in a positive way) with the requisite roasted malt undertones for the style

T - bitter hops hit the front of the tongue and resin hangs on towards the back. Dark IPA or light stout? Either way I love the blending of this style. The best of both worlds.

M - resinous hops really hang with a subtle warming from the alcohol.

O - gotta say this is one of my favorite styles and this is no exception. I've heard some complaints about chalky mouthfeel with this style - that's what makes it great. The bitter and resinous hops hang on the tongue for an eternity. Great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 00:01:55 | More by coldriver
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-26-2013 01:00:05 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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orfeu

New Mexico

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Midnight-doused dark chocolate with cherrywood highlights. Fat dusky-sand foam sticks in thick clumps to the glass. Herbal and woody aromas with sugared grapefruit pulp. Faint earthiness with alcohol vapors. Initially floral and soft, but the quiet storm quickly builds to a thrashing tide of mellowed cedar and grapefruit juice concentrate. Slightly caramelized sugar notes increase as it warms. Medium body. Sharp and lively from pugilistic c-hop and alcohol assault. Lingering citric and pine bitterness in a finish that goes for miles. Underneath the relentless lupulin blast, some slightly vinous dark fruit whispers struggle to be heard. But not here, not now. A welcome expansion of the balls-out IPA palette.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 02:53:16 | More by orfeu
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-19-2013 14:51:17 | More by SonOfKyuss
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aflies

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-21-2012 03:41:25 | More by aflies
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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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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-11-2014 23:07:02 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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swierczt

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

A- Pours a dark brown, almost black color that you cannot see through. A big tan head with good retention. Slowly subsides to lacing around the glass. Almost resembles a stout.

S- Citrus (grapefruit) and pine dominate the smell. Overall, big IPA characteristics in the nose. Not picking up on any malts in the smell.

T- Taste is all citrus and hops up front. Subsides to some additional interesting flavors. Smoke, caramel, and perhaps some coffee notes. However, bitterness hangs on through the finish.

M- Medium bodied. A bit heavier than a traditional IPA. Medium to low carbonation.

D- Overall, I enjoyed my first bottle.Very drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden. Wouldn't have guessed that this offering was 8.7% ABV. Looking forward to having the second bottle that I have purchased in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2010 04:02:37 | More by swierczt
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-27-2014 22:14:06 | More by UncleAddie
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,967 ratings.