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RATINGS: 2229   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pours a very dark brow, would call it black, but brown when pouring from the neck of the bottle. Strong citrus on the nose with tangerine and grapefruit. Lots of hops on the palate with a sweet, strong hop finish with slight smoke and roast. VERY slight smoke and roast. Very unique. Taste similar to a black rye.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours dark as a stout with a slightly off-white creamy, rocky head. Several different hops in the nose. Lots of hops in the flavor with the charred and roasted flavors finally in the finish. Lemon and grapefruit start, then the roast, followed with a familiar hop pummeling.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rick_91709 (255) - USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma has a little citrus mixed with roasted malt. Roasted coffee? taste with a bitter finish. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.5
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (254) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnbuck100 (254) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
If I hadn’t known better I would have called this a strong stout.- dark brown with a caramel head - very flavorful and complex. The initial sweetness of a stout is upfront, but it gives way to a roasted, almost burnt flavor fighting with a distinct presence of bitter hops, with alcohol backbone hiding in the shadows. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nittanytide (252) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Poured a deep, dark brown with a foamy half-finger head that left lacing down the glass. Aroma is complex: coffee, charcoal, bitter hops. Taste is coffee, charcoal and a little bit of orange rind. Well done!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Completely awesome - the standard by which all other black ipas should be judged. Incredible on the nose, tastes like no other beer. The first time I had this, I went straight home and slept for 4 hours such was it’s power...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (252) - - SEP 29, 2012
From a bottle, poured almost black with a thin tan head. Bitter hops rule, with some malty sweetness upfront. Strong alcohol taste. Very good to drink slowly.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
My favorite Black IPA. It's the profile standard as far as in concerned; and perfectly balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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