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RATINGS: 2105   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Highest of the night. Really enjoyed the body. Had a great hop finish, much better nose than anything else this evening. Thanks to Brigadier for a good night out.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Wow, and I thought this was Cascade hops. I could taste the Simcoe, but not the Chinnook. Note to self: Explore and learn more about hops. Dark, hoppy, yet effervescent with a wonderful malty balance that does not let the alchol shine through at all. Excellent brew.

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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
starcross (60) - Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2013
Great citrusy aroma with malty balance. Definite grapefruit notes. Loved it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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
   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.

4.3
   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

4.6
   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 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.

4.1
   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.


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