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RATINGS: 2114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
This is one different beer, but it’s really good. This beer drinks, smells and tastes like a mellow IPA but with the hints of roasted cofee and carmel you’d expect from some porters or a quadrupel. Quite unique, if you get the chance I suggest trying it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pours opaque brown with a nice light tan head. Stong hoppy nose, which almost tilts towards penicillin for me. There are other things in there, including roasty malts. I can see how for somebody whose nose doesn’t associate that smell with penicillin it would be very interesting and alluring, but for me it was a warning bell. In the mouth, the warning was on target. It’s not as bad as, say the Goose Island IIPA, which was undrinkable, but for me it was distracting. I understand how people like this one, but I would take a 10th any day before this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Dark brown body with a thin head of light tan bubbles. Aroma of citrusy hops, almost like a fresh orange along with some grapes, and a dash of yeast. The taste, wow. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. But also some roasty malts and a hint of coffee near the finish. A very interesting beer to say the very least.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4783) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Bottle: The aroma has lots of pine and grapefruit with some faint caramel and chocolate. Pours a dark reddish- brown with some transparency when held to the light. It has a moderate beige head with good retention and moderate webbing for lacing on the side of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and caramel that is quickly overtaken pine and grapefruit in the finish. There is a light roastiness hidden behind all the hops in the finish as well. There is some light chocolate in the background. The hops really linger on the palate for quite some time. No detection of alcohol in the nose or flavor. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. As it warms the chocolate and caramel flavors increase to the point of making taste like a super hopped up porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Amazing stuff. Pours a dark black with a fairly underwhelming head. aroma is very fresh hops and a touch of roast. Flavor is abrutly hops,then an amazing blend of dark chocolate and caramel, very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with foamy brown head. Looks like a Porter but the aroma and taste is a IPA. Aroma strong floral hops. Taste of hops, hops and roasted malt with a bitter finish. You don’t taste the alcohol but you will feel it. Great IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bottle from Vidalia.$7.39 without tax. Black with brown edges. Thin lacing type head. Strong hoppy aroma. The taste was of piney hops. Slighty oily texture. Robust flavor. Funny, when you look at this beer you can’t imagine that it tastes the way it does. I like 10th much better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bomber from OAK Tree! The pour was awesome to me, a black IPA huh. The nose was all the IPA stuff, pine cut crass, ect. The dark pour had soem rudby to it, and I wanted to smell some dark fruit, but ???? This was great, and I do not like IPA’s so much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Dark mahogoney brown colour with mid sized head. Aroma is brown sugar and roasted malts with a hop presence. Rich and roasty with a nice bitter undertone. Almost like a porter and a bitter combined. Nice effort.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4929) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pint Eastside Club Tavern Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color with a thin head. The deep malt aroam was and the flaover was hard to determine the type of beer this really was. Had a stout character with a deep alcohol flavor. Rich flavors dark malts and with lots of intresting flavor os earth notes. This was a great great beer. Loved the flavor. I hope to hold a few for the yers to come.


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