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RATINGS: 2111   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop clear, red-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, floral, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some earthy, chocolate, light caramel. Smooth medium-full body, very resinous. Yummy!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle @ thewolf tasting.
[thank you, Øster]
Pours a very deep black with a wonderful creamy beige head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, lightly citric and lots of pine hops. Fine, rather lively mouthfeel. Soft malty flavour with lots and lots of hops, both in taste and bitterness. Feels rather light, drinkable and balanced. Wonderful way to make an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a creamy light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is lots of cascade hops. Taste is lots of cascade hops-raw/bitter/resiny, secondary dark malt-ash/chocolate, alcohol. A bit too much for me, comes across as an I2PA/AmSA. Sipping. Ok carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Black with an off-white head. Huge hoppy aroma of peach and oranges. Fruity and resinous hop flavour - quite sweet and quite bitter. Licorice notes and a slightly roast finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Strong aroma of grapefruit and pine. Or the other way around. Near opaque dark brown color and a beige head that left lace tatters. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Strong hop bite, seems more pine than grapefruit. Something of a burn along the back edges of the tongue. Very dark malt sweetness, but way overpowered by the hop. The finish is left over dark roast malt, and a lot of hoppy bitter. It’s complicated in a relatively simple way - I think there are many things that the hop is mostly hiding. Really good ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: 11th Anniversary / Sublimely Self Righteous
Date: October 20, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: dark roasted and chocolate aroma with tons of citrus and earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of dark malt character, rich hops with citrus and earthy, sweet pine hops come through the dark malt, long bitter finish mixed with roasted malts

Name: 11th Anniversary / Sublimely Self Righteous
Date: October 28, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: trade
the sweetness in the flavor really takes the edge off of the roasted malts,

Name: 11th Anniversary / Sublimely Self Righteous
Date: November 15, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Green’s
Appearance: black, huge creamy tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: still a lot of sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of crystal sweetness, citrus is still as strong as ever
Overall: freshness shows that it must have been kept in cold storage before being shipped to Georgia

Name: 11th Anniversary / Sublimely Self Righteous
Date: May 13, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac duluth
sweet crystal, rich roasted, lots of citrus, a fine beer that needs to show up more often,

Name: 11th Anniversary / Sublimely Self Righteous
Date: July 10, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: rbsg dinner
huge bitter dark roast,

Name: 11th Anniversary / Sublimely Self Righteous
Date: December 04, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
sweet citrus and dark roasted, dark bitter chocolate roast, long bitter finish, citrus still manages to get through despite all of the dark malts,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10870) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, citrus, grapefruit, pine, little sweet, pine and quite bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (10828) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300912

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: The pour is black in color with lots of visual carbonation, a fluffy tan head, and excellent lacing. S: The nose is actually fairly complex for an IPA style beer. Lots of juicy grapefruit aromas with some roasted malt and a resinous pine quality. T: The flavor is just as good as the nose. Lots of citrus up front with the roasted malt coming out in the middle. The piney bitterness makes for a great finish. M: Lots of body on this one, and while it is strong, the alcohol does not overpower any part of this beer. D: I’m so glad they decided to remake their 11th Anniversary as it is one of my favorite Stone beers. I pick this one up on a pretty regular basis.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours rich black with a creamy, dense tan head. Big dirty hop character. Good roast and dirt in the nose, some aggressive citrus and pine. Flavor is medium sweet, plenty of roasted malts, earthy, dirty and resiny bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finish is sticky, more dirt and pine, lingering earth and burnt wood. Excellent beer.


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