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RATINGS: 2235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Weíre 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
think itís hilarious what name recognition does. I tried a VERY similar beer last week called BarrelHouse Boss Cox Double Dark IPA and all the reviews are substantially lower than here. Pours a very dark ruby, almost black with a couple fingers of lacy tan head that stays well. Smells of grassy hops and a little malt. Tastes malty with bitter almost pineapple hops with a different hop profile that Iím now realizing is particular to this style. Medium in the mouth with good carbonation. Took a little time to finish. The better of the two Dark IPAs that Iíve tried. Though itís not a bad style, I still prefer is predecessor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AAEA (265) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
22 Fl. OZ ($6.99) A very good beer, its an ale that thinks its an IPA. very hoppy and great taste. I love this beer and its a good 8.7% if you see this try it out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Black ipa, apparently. Aroma is stone ipa but black ipa anywwya this beer rocks, of course.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slubgob (264) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bomber into tulip. Stout like darkness and thick of white creamy head in the glass. Malty, cocoa nose. Full mouth, nearly like a hoppy, light porter. Not quite the ale I was expecting but I can see where the black ipa designation comes from.well balanced, more malt finish with a good bit of hops bit not overdone.dangerously easy drinking for 8.7%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Poured from the bottler into a snifter. Pour produced a brown-black body, with a quickly diminishing head of tan,no lacing. Alcohol, coffee, and pine are the dominant notes in the aroma. A balanced bittersweetness, with some roasted coffee notes, make this a strong flavored ale, though I am not picking up on a complex palate, which would make this a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 Served cold from bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a fairly thick off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet with malts and some citrus-y flavors. Not particularly flavorful as far as I am concerned. The hops overshadow any of the other ingredients, which is fine, but I look for more flavor in a "strong ale". If I was in the mood for an ESB or an extreme IPA, thatíd be one thing, but I guess due to the uniqueness of this beer and the quality output Stone normally produces, the 11th left something to be desired.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2007
22 shared with brie... I dropped it right after I popped the top. 1/4 of the beer ended up on the ground for the cats to enjoy. This is an IPA that looks like a porter. The dark chocolate malt tastes great with the Stone signature over the top hops. The citrus was strong and made this taste like one of those orange flavored chocolates u get at chrismas... Iím gonna go back and buy a few of these awesome beers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grimreaperguru (258) - santee, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Pours an almost jet black with a tan head.The aroma is of strong hops and roasted malts.The flavor is of sweet malt up front with bitter hops at the end.Got a nice bitter finish.Overall one of thew best from Stone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (258) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bomber from world beers. Pours black with a thin white head. Scent has some chocolate, hops and raisins. Taste is a nice hop with some chocolate and a little oak flavor. Smooth beer . . . .

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (257) - North Branch, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a enjoy by date of 8/28. Todayís date is 9/5. Aroma - chocolate, oakey - very unique Appearance - Pitch black - no suprises Taste/ Palate - Lots of oakyness. Past the freshness date probably makes a different. Overall - Having something after the freshness date usually means it isnít as good as it should be. Not a bad beer, but I would like to try it fresher to see how different it is.


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