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RATINGS: 2037   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brownale (1) - USA - APR 10, 2010 does not count
Very good Self Righteous Ale!!!!! Would recommend this fine Ale to everyone. Great Job!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Whoaaaa! This beer IS righteously titled. Normally I donít go too much for hoppy dark beers, but this one is GREAT!! Poured with a smallish tan head and a little lace. Color is a very dark almost black brown. Aroma is very hoppy, roasty, cocoa, malt, toffee, iron. Flavorís similar to nose. Hop is not fruity, thank goodness. Great body and carbonation fit the style perfectly. Finish (with good burps!) is like flavor, mostly bitter with a hint of malt sweetness to smooth it out and is of medium length. Session for sure, even though itís so rich. Excellent!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BatBeer (4) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2010 does not count
Let me prefaces by saying... WOW! Very nice beer indeed. Iím a big fan of the style. Ans Stone pulls it off like a champ. OK.. so A. Pours out black with a nice light tan head. Nice lacing. Not much light comes through the black. Maybe a bit, with a tad dark brown and ruby highlights... but faint. S. Roasted malt, Hops, and a hint of cherry. Very compelling. T. Fist comes the roasted malt, followed immediately by fresh hops, then finishing with a black cherry followed by bitterness that sticks for a bit. Very nice. M. Medium body, Creamy, Slightly sticky, with a well balanced carbonation. D. Quite impressive. Very complex for the style. Almost a contradiction in a way... but in a really good way. Overall ver impressive. Not much to complain about really. Possibly.. well no... on second thought.. nothing really to complain about on my end. I love it. Will buy again. Often

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (157) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Am I dead? Iím in heaven right? And I thought I was an Atheist! Stone Brewery trapped Heaven in a bottle! WOW! A floral, hoppy, citrus, charred malt, chocolate-coffee, lightly yeasty, Riesling nose; wait a moment while I change my pants. The flavor begins like a porter with a charred malt intensity but it is accompanied with the hoppy citrus resin of an IPA!!!! An enjoyable lingering coffee-resin finish. OMG!!!! A nice head, didnít last too long, but still nice. Dark brown, nearly black color. The texture is creamy like a stout, WOW!!! Donít pass this up!! Only cost me 7.99 for a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle. AMAZING!!! I wouldnít mind a little more bitterness, but still..... WOW!!!! THIS IS WHAT WE LIVE FOR; BUY THIS BEER!!!! MY BURPS TASTE LIKE THE SMELL OF JASMINE FLOWERS!!!! Imagine a Sierra Nevada Torpedo crosses with a Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
I have had this beer a number of times now and love it more with each tasting. Stone hop profile all the way: pine, slight citrus and hop funk mixed perfectly with chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Taste is the same with the chocolate and coffee notes in the middle and hops on all sides with a touch of a dark chocolate bitter finish. In my opinion, a truly style-defying ale.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2011
sweet citrus and slight grassy hop aroma I associate with the arrogant bastard ales and a sweet bubblegum and maybe peach like aroma as well, very complex and amazing with a little bit of malt, appearance is black with an off white finger width head, oh my fuckng god, the first taste is amazing i get some coffee flavors and very creamy mouthfeel like an imperial stout, but I get citrusy hop flavors and a slight hop bitterness finish, absolutely amazing beer

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2011
This definatly has that singature stone taste/armoma.Its fairly black. With a red hue held up to the light.Of a 22 oz bomber the first pour was less head maybe 1 finger as the second pour is usually more,2 finger for this one.Some lacing,head stays all the way to the bottem.Foamy tan head. The aroma is the signature hop smell some yeast grain alcohol. The taste is a light medium robust arragant light-med bodied some mild slick mouthfeel with mild coffe,chocolate, but definatly dark choc or black malt bitterness with the hop bitterness continuing on the roof of your mouth.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Poured from a 22oz bomber. Pours a nice dark black with a thick head. Aroma is fantastic Very fresh and clean hops. Flavor is also great! Not overly malted for such a black beer. Very clean flavour, with perfect bitterness. Palate is full bodied, and finishes long and dry. Overall this is a great beer. Iím really digging the Black IPA style, and had to try the best!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
usaipa (5) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2011 does not count
just when you think stone cant make another amazing world class beer, well i shouldnt be thinking that because they just keep getting better, beer gods in my opinion, but enough praising. pours black slightly see through when put in front of light. smells of pine, orange peels, and hops with a slight roasty chocolate. taste is similar, hops, orange peels and pine up front, leading into a strong malt back bone paired with a bitter sweet dark chocolate with slight roastyness, finishes slightly sour and dry. hats off again to stone. cant wait to try the 15th annivers. imperial Black IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
taster at trinity brewery in Colorado Springs. Looks rather black but brownish red in the light. Good soapy light brown head. Smells of toasty hops and bitter complexity. Tastes very clean, with dark bitterness that is "gwarming". Love this beer. overall 9.5 of 10.


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