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RATINGS: 2228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (289) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 21, 2015
Aromas excelentes. Notas a frutas cítricas y tropicales. De igual forma se perciben notas herbales, principalmente pino. Su apariencia es completamente negra, bien carbonatada, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma media de baja retención. En boca es suave, herbal y un amargor intenso. Al paladar es excelente. Notas cítricas se perciben en primera instancia, sin embargo las notas herbales y el fuerte amargor se perciben de principio a fin. En resumen se trata de una joya de cerveza. Una black Ipa en todo el sentido de la palabra. El amargor a pesar de ser intenso, no es agresivo y se equilibra bien con las maltas especiales utilizadas. Excelente!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1439) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle from a mix-pack. Pours out a opaque ruby-black. Thick tan head. Aroma of spice and malts. Flavor is intense, bitter like coffee grounds. Some pine notes. Some earthy burnt notes. Thick mouthfeel but smooth drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argeru (17) - - JAN 31, 2015
12oz bottle, very nice deep dark color, thick prevailing head, this is not something you just drink. Sip and savor. I pored one at the wrong time of night, already had 3 beers in me and wasn't ready for this atom bomb of flavor. I'll have to stock up before they stop production

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (906) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 19, 2015
W aromacie owoce tropikalne i żywice stłumione przez nuty ciemnego słodu uderzające w przypalony karmel i lekki sos sojowy, co prawdopodobnie wskazuje na utlenienie. W smaku pełne, czekoladowo - karmelowe z początkowo niezbyt uwydatnioną goryczką, która swą żywiczno - leśną potęgę ujawnia dopiero na finiszu. Fajnie zbalansowane, lekko rozgrzewające. Świeższe mogłoby niszczyć, choć i tak jest nieźle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhoffman_5 (7) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
I love IPA’s and Porters. This takes almost all characteristics I love about them. Great black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (99) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2015
I’ve had this a few times now. A very different BIPA for mine. Super piney and grapefruit flavours and abit grassy. But also blended well with some chocolate, coffee and bitter vanilla. If you’re a fan of the style this is great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (771) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. A- Hoppy, spices, malty, roasty. A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Very bitter, malty, roasty, spices, caramel. P- Full body, sharp texture, average carbonation, spiced bitter finish. O- Wow. The bottle I had was well past the best by date and it still kicked you in the face. If you like bitterness this is a good choice. I didn’t expect to like it as I don’t go crazy over Stone and IPA is far from my favorite style but this one was pretty solid. Lots of hops and spice make this a well balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1395) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
stable and dense leight beige head fades with foamhead and lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is hop, resin, centannial in yo face, vanilla and boozy. taste like aroma, bitter, very bitter, too bitter, spicy and wry. medium body and lots of carbonation. bottle 65cl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (267) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle pour at home. Dark black pour, dark IPA with lot of deep flavor. Solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarebeerseeker (1) - westfield, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2015 does not count

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