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RATINGS: 2169   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Growler from the brewery. It was worth the drive out there. Somewhat sweet but packs a heck of a punch. Lots of hops and some roasted notes. Goes down smooth and has a finish with some bite. I’ll be back for more.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
I enjoyed this beer a lot . Nice pour with a good amount of head and some lace. Aromas of caramel, with a bit of floral tones and some funk. A dark, rich beer with a surprising amount of hops. The beer begins sweet and malty, more balanced roasted flavors in the middle, and then clobbers with hops at the end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 19, 2014
Poured into a shaker pint. Black pour - really black, even when you hold it to light.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (106) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a enjoy by date of 8/28. Today’s 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 isn’t as good as it should be. Not a bad beer, but I would like to try it fresher to see how different it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
pours a translucent black with an off white head. Aroma of juicy hops with some dark roast in the background. The roast is more prevalent in the taste, it is well ballanced with the citrus hops. Neither the roast or the hops are particularly bitter, this goes down very smoothly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dansac (106) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Not huge on Black IPAs, but Stone makes one of the best. Pours like a fizzly porter; black; smell is hops and roasted malts: resiny and citrusy. Mouthfeel is medium to full, cirsp carbonation. Flavor is bitter, with toasted malts, and hop bitterness. Dry finish. Overall, an excellent black IPA, second only to Firestone’s Wookey Jack, and Clown Shoes’ Hoppy Feet 1.5

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Absolutely incredible. Tons of hops but with a creamy chocolate mix and just a hint of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierslaaf (105) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 18, 2010
Very dark brown with small tan head. Malt & citrus mix in aroma and taste. Very complex. Lasting burnt caramel in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philippem (105) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Une India Dark Ale explosive où houblons sautillants et choco-moka fondant / fondu viennent se rencontrer pour mieux s’embrasser en bouche. Rôti et agrumes sont également au rendez-vous. Une robe noire qui pourrait faire rougir la plus impérieuse des Stout Impériales! Un autre chef-d’oeuvre de Stone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigirishphan (105) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Dark pour with a small white head. Pretty good hops on the initial taste. The taste really stuck with means went from sweet to a tad sour. Good black ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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