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RATINGS: 2227   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
5/29/14 at CBO. Really liked this one. $3.29 bottle drank in store one of the better balanced black IPAs I've had. Great mix of hop and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Dark black body, tan fizzy head. Excellent balance of malt, bitterness, and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 22 oz bomber shared with Judah! Thanks Judah! Poured a deep dark brown with a tan foamy head. The nose was rich cocoa, big floral hops, smoke, toffee, and burnt caramel. The taste was very hoppy with caramel and chocolate malt, fig, raisin, smoke lingering, and woody like pine. The mouthfeel was creamy, mildly thick, and decently balanced. A great Black IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (279) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Wow. Pours a deep dark chocolate with a big foamy head. Smells of sweet malt, roasted nuts, with slight hints of leather and gun oil. Entrancing. A big bold balanced taste of malt, chocolate, and fruit with hints of exspesso. A big quick hop finish that leaves a lingering dark chocalate copper. Wow. Nice work.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (278) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Not really fair to rate this with other Black IPAs, because like most Stone brews it’s nearly a double, @ 8.7% and 90 IBUs. A big nose of piney and perfumey hops with some roast malt in there. Awfully well balanced, a touch of sweetness plays with fragrant hops, and then the dark malt and hop bitters intertwine seamlessly. SuperYum.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Pours black with light brown head. Aroma of citrus, chocolate and some roasted, smokey notes. Very smooth and balanced, but yet complex taste. A superb beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Interesting. Very dark burgundy/black with a lot of hops in the nose, but then as you drink the malt becomes very apparent. This was very smooth, surprising, and good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
great ipa, but this one’s black. piney, resinous, but with a mellow dark malt base. full-bodied and hoppy at the same time

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Pours a jet black with a tan head. Nose is complex with bold citrus hop, grass. Full mouthfeel, smooth, with a zing at the end. Toast malt, bittersweet chocolate, almond moves to a balanced resiny and lemon hop. Finishes with brown sugar and licorice. Fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (276) - - MAR 23, 2014
I’ve gone my whole life raring beers attributes out of 10. I rarely give things 10s because there has never been a yardstick for me of what the best beer is. As of now for ipas this is my new yardstick. This beer is the perfect balance between the Carmel maltiness of a stout, and the heavy handed hoppiness of a stone ipa. This is a phenomenal beer.


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