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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,994 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,994
Reviews: 1,817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 365 | 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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assman79

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-16-2011 01:45:08 | More by assman79
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes.

A - pours an inky nearly opaque color. Fingers worth of brown head. Turns a clear purple ruby color when backlit.

S - complex nose on this. Big grassy grapefruit hop aroma is dominate. Followed by some dark chocolate and some coffee from roasted malts.

T - big and bitter. The sweet chocolate is up front then its followed by a wave of citrusy hop bitterness along with a mild roasty flavor. There is a bit of alcohol warming on the finish along with some grassy hops.

M - slick and slippery mouthfeel. Goes down super easy. Medium bodied. Medium carb.

D - this is a great beer. Flavors are bold yet balanced and way to easy to drink. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 03:19:35 | More by Teleweizen2
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Samp01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost black color with a medium long lasting beige creamy head with good lacing. Aroma of citrus, orange peel, pine hops upfront with some good dark caramel chocolate malt. Taste is of dark chocolate malt, a bit of liquorices with a good amount of citrus hops. A medium to full oily body on the palate, slightly smooth with a sweet bitter sticky mouth feel. The finish is a combination of sweet dark caramel malt, chocolate some brown sugar, the ending is sweet bitter liquorices and citrus orange bitterness for balance. Caramel malt flavor shows through more as it warms up. Although a bit on the bitter side, it is an interesting combination of flavors, but still a very good and tasty brew, well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 20:08:08 | More by Samp01
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-11-2012 01:11:30 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Mortarforker

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-08-2012 20:15:11 | More by Mortarforker
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-07-2012 02:17:29 | More by andthevolcano
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alexsergio

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-27-2014 20:17:40 | More by alexsergio
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TexAggie011

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-26-2011 05:18:19 | More by TexAggie011
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mtrog313

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-25-2013 00:01:37 | More by mtrog313
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zdk9

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not really sure what the big deal about this beer is, a decent IPA, not really noticing any details from the dark malts.

A- Pours an extreamly dark brown, almost midnight purple. A fingers worth of clumpy light tan head decorates the top of the beer and leaves some nice spidery lacing.

S- Sweet tangerine and orange gush out of this beer to my nose. Maybe a touch of carmel but not much besides the citrus, though I can find some alcohol with some deep sniffs.

T- A hops forward beer with orangy notes dominating the taste. Again as in the nose there is a hint of carmel malt but really it's all hops. In the aftertaste I notice perhaps a slight hint of dust or dirt flavor.

M- Somewhat syrupy, though not overly so. Bitterness is nicely balanced with some sweetness.

D- There is a fine taste in this beer but it isn't mind boggling just hops hops and some hops. While I notice the balance in terms of bitter/sweet, I'm hard pressed to detect any malt flavor in the nose or taste. I liked this beer but not enough for the price and not that special for an anniversary beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 05:58:38 | More by zdk9
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salinasa

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-14-2014 02:56:06 | More by salinasa
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fivetime

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-21-2013 19:53:38 | More by fivetime
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-17-2014 03:09:43 | More by nyyfanatic213
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TonyY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-11-2013 23:22:13 | More by TonyY
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nkeckhar

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-29-2013 01:59:11 | More by nkeckhar
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Screper

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-14-2012 20:29:46 | More by Screper
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-08-2013 23:23:24 | More by icehawk
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Franch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-08-2013 21:05:49 | More by Franch
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kevindp9

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-29-2013 01:07:07 | More by kevindp9
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Azrael


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-07-2013 05:36:51 | More by Azrael
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-07-2013 02:57:39 | More by JasonTaverner
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-09-2014 21:53:10 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-13-2013 18:42:20 | More by 21Maestro8
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I just missed out on buying Stone 10th in stores last year. I wasn't about to miss Stone 11th this year. This is my first bottle of it.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Victory becker black in color with a 3-finger high loose-bubbled light tan head. It drops to a thick surface coating never once showing the surface of the beer. Lacing comes in sheets all the way down the glass.

SMELL: Huge hop profile that is very characteristic of Stone. Spicy, piny, and slightly citrusy hops dominate the nose. Additional sniffs yield the chocolate-type malt aromas one would expect from the color of this beer. Make no mistake though - the hops are king here by a large margin.

TASTE: Surprise! It's a hop bomb. Again, a very typical Stone hop profile with maybe a bit of extra citrusy sweet dry-hopped oomf. All I can taste is the hops even as the beer crosses my palate. And just as I'm about to be disappointed by the lack of flavor from the malt, it all of sudden kicks in... and keeps going. The finish has chocolate flavors growing and growing. And then it gets roasty and just keeps getting stronger long after the beer is gone. A very cool 2-layered taste.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium full body that is just a bit syrupy. Carbonation level is higher than average but at a nice level.

DRINKABILITY: Stone 11th is kind of doomed from the start in this category. Huge body, huge ABV, stout flavors, and massive hops are tough on their own. But when all combined into one beer, it's tough to want more than 1 bomber. Taking that into account though, it's still a pretty nice drinker.

I've never had anything like this beer before, but I'm very intrigued by it. My best description would be to call it an Inverse Imperial Stout. It's clearly a DIPA first and foremost, but with a really cool twist. I can't wait to drink my others.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 01:36:58 | More by jmalex
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stephendr

California

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. glass bottle- color of India ink, with a decent tan colored head - nose of flora hops, and malt – taste is malty, with good floral hops, and resin/gummy quality - body is medium, and with medium to high carbonation – aftertaste of hops, and malt

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 04:41:00 | More by stephendr
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