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RATINGS: 2247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
We’re brewers whose substantial mettle and idiomatic approach to brewing allows us to consistently create works of art such as this justifiably self righteous ale. Its bitterness hits our sweet spot. Its blackness lightens our hearts. Its liquid dichotomy pulls it all together in this sublimely sacrosanct ale. Yes, we damn well know our stuff here at Stone, and it would be irresponsible of us not to acknowledge how remarkable this heavenly creation of ours is. Thus the name we are compelled to give it ... Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale ... serves as a reminder of just how good we are, in both liquid and verbal form. We re certainly not perfect. Too often, we allow our modesty to get the best of us as we re simply not inclined towards senseless braggadocio. When youre good, youre good. And when you do something great, the least you can do is acknowledge it. Others benefit from knowing. In this case, we find that we are compelled to point out how amazing this beer is that we rightly call the Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale.

First brewed in 2007 as Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, this beer was an instant hit. With us. Other folks with great taste loved it too, but we were focused on how much we liked it, and we felt it was truly sublime. That euphoria didnt last long though, as it was soon replaced with the grim reality that when we sold out of it there wouldnt be any more. For Us. And that was simply unacceptable. So, we are now blessing ourselves, and you the enlightened, with this beer on a full time basis.. Thusly, you may now revel in your own self righteousness as you see fit with this glorious example of ours. You are genuinely welcome, as it is our pleasure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (81) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Great malty high Gravity IPA w dark malts in the mash. So the favor is quite a bit divergent yet still an IPA. I like it. Not as hoppy as some IPA or double IPA styles. What you taste is the malt to hop ratio so that needs to be considered for a high Gravity IPA. I am still trying to find a Dark IPA like I remember Pete’s Wicked Ale contract brewed by August Schell in New Ulm, MN. This comes pretty close!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - DEC 5, 2014
Dark black in color, smells very hoppy but you also get the lighter roasted malts and some dark fruit, slight chocolate. Classic Stone bitterness but smoothed out a bit. Easy drinking for 8.7%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (962) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2014
This pours a very dark brown/black color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is rich and hoppy. The flavor is rich and bold with deep robust tone but still very hoppy. This finishes with an oak after taste and leaves a lingering bitterness. Very well made for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (1104) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at Logans Alley - pours a dark brown with dark tan head . Floral , Roasty aroma . Taste is most earthy and roast . Ok . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stldicedealer (30) - Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Part of a Stone mixed 12. Pour is very dark. Looks like a porter or stout in the glass. Nice head, decent lacing. Definitely on the bitter side, but for me still a good beer. Another fine beer from Stone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
spujr (26) - - NOV 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Bit OH taste and slightly unpleasant after taste. Not my preferred style. Bit taste without the greenness of the hops. Not saying it?s a bad beer, just that is not for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
I normally like black IPAs but this one I did not enjoy. It doesn’t have enough sweetness or citrus to balance out the bitterness. It does have a very crisp finish that I appreciated but aside from that this is for more bitter IPA lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1246) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
Pours black with tan head. Aroma has hop and roasty malts. Taste has nice bitterness balanced with roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6762) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a nice off white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, hoppy and toffee.
Palate: Full body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, coffee, hoppy, fruity and roasted.
Overall impression: Tasty ok BIPA.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tony_gorilla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours a very deep brown color with a one finger of tan head with fantastic retention, that slowly fades to leave lots of foamy lace on the glass. The aroma is big and robust with nice hoppy and roasted smells. There are lots of roasted malts as well as a bit of coffee. Along with the darker aromas is a great dose of hops, with a big grapefruit hop aroma accompanied by some nice pine and earthy hops as well. Rounding out the aroma are hints of sweet molasses. The aroma fools the palate as the first thing you taste is a beautifully heavy malt presence. The sweetness quickly transitions to a nice hop bite followed by a lingering hop bitterness. This is a very nicely balanced Black IPA that showcases the hops but doesn’t overpower the malt. Full bodied with medium-low carbonation.

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