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RATINGS: 2249   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 Pours deep brown-black, almost like a porter, with medium-thick frothy tan head. Great complex hop nose, with notes of citrus, floral, and pine hops shining through complimented by sweet roasty molasses malts. Flavor is also extremely complex, with a good amount of hop bitterness offset with chocolate, brown-sugar, and dark fruit malts that really seem to warm up the flavor, finishing with a massive hop bite. Palate is both full and dry, making for an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Pours opaque chocolate brown with frothy oatmeal colored head that diminishes to nice lacing. Nose of some hops, but stronger malt. Flavor is smooth malt and a decent hop profile with a slight alcohol burn, with a sweet dried fruit finish with a touch of caramel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FLP62 (6) - USA - OCT 13, 2007 does not count
Nice texture for an IPA. Dark malts do a decent job of masking the alcohol astringency, but the two combined with the heavy hops and uneven citrus notes results in a somewhat harsh finish. Expect it to mellow some in time, but not there yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2007

22 ounce bottle provided by mreusch
I have come to find the the blend of Simcoe and Amarillo smells a lot like Juicy Fruit gum. I love that smell. Blend that with some roasty notes and we have this beer. Smells great.
3 tones are shown here. Black on top, brown in the middle and dark red at the bottom. It occurs to me that this is becase I’m using a white wine glass (smart). No head which is a let down.
Sort of a coffee and cream flavor with a with a big bitterness. You can tell that the bitterness is from the roasted grain and hops. Nice.
Med body with a dry finish.
I think this is another top hotch hoppy beer from our friends at Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
22 oz. bottle, from Whole Foods, LaJolla. Pours dark brown and opaque, with brick red highlights, and a huge fluffy off white head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is roasty, but dominated by citrus, pine and spruce hops with a little dust and blackberry. Charred roasty malts and unsweetened chocolate bitterness in the flavor, but again dominated by the aggressive hop profile, juicy grapefruit and pine hops leaving a bitter upon bitter character that’s enjoyable to this hophead, yet somewhat one dimensional. Medium body and crispy carbonation round out this hop monster. Not bad now, and will certainly change with age - I’m looking forward to tasting it as it mellows and evens out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2007
American strong ale? Looks more like a porter to me. Pours from the bomber with a thin white head that quickly fades and a opaque black body with burgundy translucent edges. Aroma caught me a bit off guard, roasted malt is there, not as much hop aroma as I’d expect, but also an aroma of Belgian-esque candy which I did not expect from an American Strong out of Stone. Taste was heavy, multidimensional hops. Lemon, grapefruit, fresh grass, pine, sour orange. Hop flavors are mellowed by the sweetness of the roasted sugary malt. Finish is lasting hope bitterness and a little heat on the tongue. As the beer warms a bit there is also an aroma and flavor of mint that is refreshing. All in all, this is a good beer, unlike anything you drink on a regular basis. I applaud Stone for aggressively hopping a darked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Black with ruby edges. Aroma is a nice hoppiness, light roastiness, piney. Taste is malty, lightly alcoholic, hoppy, mildly roasty, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2007
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of hops, resiny, sticky, pine, floral, with some roast and citrus. Tastes of pine, a little earthy, roast, chocolate and citrus. Piney/hoppy burps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9012) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
On tap at the brewery. This black ale poured with a modest beige head and a hoppy aroma. It’s sweet and malty with a bitter finish and plenty of spices. This is one of Stone’s best efforts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1302) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Courtesy mgumby10, thanks Mike! This poured a dark brown color with a thin white head that receded quickly. This had a really nice smell to it. There was a big hop presence in the aroma with some citrus fruit most notably grapefruit. There was also some sweet malts in there as well. The taste was combination of a bunch of things. There was the grapefruit and hops along with some sweet malts, caramel and cinnamon. Ths really had a big flavor. Medium bodied with a lot of lively carbonation that had a nice hop bitterness in the finish. Everything was really well blended. This was one tasty brew. Stone did a great job on this one.

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