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RATINGS: 2166   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.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2008
Stone does another winner. Very interesting beer, because it is stout black, with a comparable head. Big, frothy and tan. Smell is reminiscent of Arrogant Bastard, but with the roasted overtones of the dark malt. Flavor is hops obviously (Stone’s specialty)- but with a rich chocolate malt background that is missing in the bastard series, or ruination series. Bottle was 8 months old when I had it, and I guess it would age well, as that is the suggestion. I’m not sure I would consider this an aging beer (of course, I never keep any around long enough to officially call them "cellared"). I will absolutely make another trip to pick up some more of these. Beers like this (both in quality and style) are not easy to find.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2009
On tap at Deep Ellum. Body is black with very little light at the corners. A tall creamy tan head had good resiliency and leaves spotty lacing. The nose and initial flavor is full of fresh crisp hops, with citrus peel, grapefruit and watery pine notes. The body feels heavy on the tongue, roasty and malty with lots of toasted nuts and chewy bread, but the hops and the carbonation carry this beer. I sometimes think Stone’s carbonation detracts from the beer, being too lively and acting as a thinning agent on my pallate, but it works to their advantage with this beer and allows the hops to break through the roasty body and come alive. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
It ain’t bragging if you can back it up and that’s what Stone has done. Would one think it weird if it was called a midnight IPA? Big aroma of malty chocolate and fruit. First impression is one of bitter chocolate malt followed by a judicious hop bite. Very creamy mouth akin to a nice imperial stout. Another home run by one of my favorite breweries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (182) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Pours a black color with a nice tan head. A very strong hop scent with some citrus which was surprising from a black beer. The taste is of an IPA and the aftertaste is a sour/sweet grapefruit type of after taste. A full bodied beer that is very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Had on tap at Yardhouse and it is phenomenal. The blend of smoothness with bitterness of the IPA is perfect. Would like to try it in bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2007
22oz bottle: Pours a deep dark brown almost black with nice finger plus of tan head. The aroma is sweet, with nice hope presence but not like a west coast IPA. I get roast, some chocolate and almost a hint of smoke. It feels really nice in you mouth, almost creamy but the finish is a little harsh with a hop bite. Great lacing as the beer drains from the glass. Unusual but a good change for Stone on this Anniversary effort.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Pours out a extremely dark brown with a light red hue. Nose is mostly hops with some pine and a bit of malt. Flavor is hoppy, too hoppy in my opinion. Once the hoppiness dies down you get roast and citrusy acidic notes. I really wanted to like this beer, but it’s so unbalanced and it’s a bit too raw even for stone. This one seems unfinished. It’s just not that pleasant to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2010
A flavorful black IPA that is light on the tongue and creamy-rich at the same time. From a bomber & on tap at Neighborhood San Diego. The pour is 99% solid black, with a Coke-a-Cola mouse of a head and spotty lacing. Friendly aromas of dark caramel, wet hay, and truffles. There’s a toasted sugar sweetness to the taste, but melded with a West Coast style IPA citrus and floral character. The dry finish lingers, but refreshes at the same time. A wonderful example of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Nice dark earthy brew. Pours dark and has a carmel colored thick head. Semi sweet chocolate under-tones, very enjoyable

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
An absolutely spectacular black ipa. Perfectly meshes the tastes of a German dark with those of a high quality double ipa. Astonishly smooth, tons of flavor. Smells wonderful. Stones best ever (imo)


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