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RATINGS: 2035   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
I really enjoyed this beer. Always thought Stone IPA is good but not great. This is really good, piny hops deliciousness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Deep rich brown with minimal head with a coating of hop oil. Heavy but fresh aroma of citrus and piney hops. Clean and very dry finish that goes on and on. The sweetness isn’t apparent until after a few sips when the hoppiness subsides but then adds considerable depth. The roasty malts that carry through keep this beer from tipping off the bitter end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZwartePiet (59) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2011
Nez très fleuri. Houblonné. Une petite touche litchi Belle tenue de mousse. Arome resineux et peristant. L’amertume maltée revient en fin de bouche. Leger arome fruité. L’alcool n’est pas trop présent au gout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Trappist glass. I smelled hops as soon as I cracked the top off the bottle, it is very hoppy on the nose with a hint of alcohol in there as well. The appearance is very nice, black with a tan two-finger head. It has a great, full mouthfeel. Overall a great beer from Stone Brewing Co. 4.3

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
I was initially concerned with the darkness of the beer when poured since I’m not a dark beer guy normally. My fears proved unfounded as Stone produced another fine strong ale with this anniversary brew. Deep red-to-brown color, long-lasting head, with enough bite to satisfy this hop-head while still having the dark malt features.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
Appearance is not quite black, but has a great brown head that sticks around for a while. The nose is amazing. Full of great toasted malts, brown sugar, as well as nice citrus notes. The taste is very similar. Very sweet with the brown sugar and there’s also a great hop balance with citrus and floral aromas. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with above average carbonation. Overall, a great brew, definitely impressed here and will have to buy again soon.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
This beer was great! It pours a dark color with tan head. Sweet hop smells. Perfect balance of flavors. Overall great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Dark brown pour with light beige head. Good lacing on glass. Smells of carmel, raisins, pine, nice earthiness. Taste is strong and smooth and lingers for awhile. Bitterness and alcohol are balanced well. Awesome IPA

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Nice black color with a small head that reduces to a decent froth/lace. Upon openeing the bottle the hop smell jumps out and gabs you. The taste is quite unique with a strong malt component balanced with the bitter hop flavor to produce a taste that is original (at least to my tastebuds). The hops really explode in the finish with a taste that may ruin my tongue for the other beer I chose for tonight. Not in a bad way, mind you, just in a way that makes me wish I had another bottle of this.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
A pleasant taste of Dirt, followed up by an overwhelming sense of grapefruit. We chock-full-o didn’t like this beer! Since everyone else seems to love it....we are apparently broken. :) Apparently we are not self-righteous enough. Sorry, but to us....ICK. PS, Would taste better with a few tablespoons of sugar....we hear it helps the medicine go down. PPS Even the belches taste like grapefruit.


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