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RATINGS: 2231   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (106) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1474) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1036) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelosixo (2) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Up front it pours black, smells like hops, and tastes effing Iincredible.....must be a stone. Very roasty and extremely bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (875) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Supreme beer, fresh stone hop aroma, backed by a great malt backbone, fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Chocolate and vanilla, lingering bitterness, syrupy palate. Very impressive beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
From a bottle. Pours thick dark brown, thin lasting tan head, rich roasted flavours with only a mild lingering bitterness. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours black with a small tan head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Charred malt and citrus bitterness, pine, light coffee taste. Heavy feel and lingering bitterness on the tongue. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
One of the best black IPAs out there. Great balance with the dark malts, pale and hops. I think this is what Greg Noonan is drinking up in heaven.

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