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RATINGS: 2249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
22 oz bomber poured in pint glass: burnt malt aroma, resin, chocolate, citrus; pitch black, with frothy brown head and good lacing; very bitter, medium sourness, like pineapple and grapefruit with some syrup; full body, creamy, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, maybe the finest brew I’ve had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (5681) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2011 Very spicy in aroma, taking over all of the aroma. In flavor the hops and malts are very balanced with a deep chocolate flavor to it. Can’t really say there’s anything at all wrong with this, the very best in the style for sure.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Very unique beer. Poured from 2 litre growler into Duvel tulip. Great beer over all areas. I will drink this again. Lucky for me it is readily available and brewed down the street!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PushermanK6 (4) - Medford, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
Best black ipa. Sweet brown sugar with mellow earthy aroma. Starts dark roasty and sweet. Ends with full bore aggressive bitter. The bitter sneaks up on you but awakens your taste buds with awesomeness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Excellent Black IPA. I love the roasted malt. It complements the bitter hops well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
Closest to perfection as me. Lots of good flavor and aroma. The aftertaste is good and there is still a long time.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2013
12oz, $3.50 from Total Wine, BB 5/15/13. Pours inky black with a 1-finger light tan/off-white head. Aroma is typical Stone-stle hop punch: floral and pine dominate. Taste is boozy, roast malts, cocoa powder, and a big floral hop punch, although not as bitter as some. Nice cocoa/hop finish that lingers for a while. Mouthfeel is fairly light and silky for the style. A good food beer, but a bit too dry to stand on its own. Excellent, but truthfully, a little overpriced. Some equally good beers can be had for a few dollars less.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Poured a deep, deep brown bordering on black with a creamy head. Smells of citrus with undertones of pine. Tastes like a cross between an IPA and a stout with a good deal of maltiness poking through the initial bitterness. The carbonation is a little lively. The body is medium. Overall, a truly great ale.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (1769) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at home, bomber finished all by myself and boy was I glad to. Thanks tderoeck for the bottle. Together with Wookey Jack this must be the best Black IPA I've had up to date. Bitter as hell, roasted malts. The way I like my Black IPA's. More leaning towards the IPA-style. Absolutely lovely.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Birronauta (8) - San Severino Marche, ITALY - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
Almost perfect as Black IPA style. Black color and a little bit cloudy. Aroma is very complex, cacao and coffee and a little of fruit. Perfect balance of malts and hops. Vey creamy, blackberries, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, grapefruit, orange, sweetnes from the caramel malt, bread, pine, roasted notes, and some citrus. Very bitter. Creamy, oily texture. Medium body e medium carbonation. This is real Black IPA, no compromise. One of my favourite black ipa’s ever.


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