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RATINGS: 2040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2008
Bomber. Pours a clear black/mahogany color with 2 finger beige head and spotty lacing. Nose is roasted malt and floral citrus hops. Palate is grapefruit, some roasted coffee beans and slight bitter hops finish. Medium semi-sticky mouth feel. Definitely leans more towards an IPA than an ale. I wish I bought more when this came out. Tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
Black IPA, fruity/cofee aroma, deep roasted flavors, very bitter...dark amber hue with tan foamy head

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
this is from a bottle that I tried when this just came out.... great citrusy and resinous hop aroma and great roasted not burnt malt flavors....super balanced..and great....wish this was a year around release!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (531) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2008
Black, ruby highlight. Nice tan head, medium lacing. Roasted coffee , hoppy aroma. Not as full flavored as I expected, although well balenced toffee, coffee and hops. Medium carbonation. Bitter back end. Interesting beer, more bitter hops then I expected. Found this jem at la cav on Coventry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2008
Deep black-brown pour, ruby highlight and a dense , 2 finger, tan head. Sweet, citrusy aroma with notes of fig, cocoa, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is alcohol, pine, slight citrus and some roastiness and chocolate. Oily, medium-full body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
Interesting beer, not quite what I was expecting. It has a more malty and nutty character than most IPA’s but with enough hops to till live up to the name. i like a crisp finish on an IPA, but this was a bit different with malts and bitterness coming through together.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Aroma of burnt hops, roast coffee, and some piney/citrus notes, mahogany, wearing a small cappuccino head, leaves some pretty lace. Flavour of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, brazil nuts, and walnuts. Medium bodied, hugely bitter, tongue is pulsating with the bitterness. Fantastic! Thank You mds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Bottle at the shack party of "im aff the banter" tasting. Alround rating: Citrus, grassy, lychee, roasted bitterness comes through also, a good and very unusual ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle at Magic_dave6’s disco dance tasting. Very dark brown, thin beige head. Nose is peppery, malty, some grassy tones. Mouth is very grassy, milk chocolate. Quite harsh bitter finish. Good, but not excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (1880) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2008
Amber with a small white head. Roasted with fruity tones. Coffee, fruits and bitter taste. Medium to full body with a dry finish.


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