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RATINGS: 2194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.4
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2008
#200 Piney smell, frothy head and nice black pour. Good hop notes after 3 months of cellaring. I love the black IPA idea, hops and roast go great together. LOVED IT and i need more.

4.1
timc100 (320) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Dark dark dark brown with a rocky khaki head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit sweet citrus, caramel and toffee. Tastes very bitter - grapefruit and some roasted caramel/coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
OzarkElmo (320) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Pours thin black with moderate beige head. Citrus & floral on the nose with a pleasing taste that did not include smoke. Good for what it is, just not my combination of styles preference.

3.5
COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
floral hops embeded over a caramel toasted malt. warming alcohol undertones. well balanced overall but arrogant bastard is better

4.2
Frahmo (320) - Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Nice thin black pour with a brown head. Great hop aroma. Malty backdrop with a nice mix of hops. Not overpowering or over bitter. Very smooth drinker. This guy went down smooth and was gone before I knew it.

4.5
coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Alchy and hoppy aroma. Black black blackness color wise.tan head. Surprisingly balanced! Vanilla hint with malty nut after feel. I. Love. Stone. Fucking great beer!

4
sitzds (318) - - NOV 26, 2013
Bomber poured into a plastic cup. Appearance is nearly opaque black topped with tan head that has legs but won’t stick to this cup. Aroma consists of citrus hops, pine resin, and roasted malt. Flavors are early citrus peel bitterness, roasty/cocoa malt sweetness in the middle, and a bitter lingering finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp yet creamy, slight boozy aftertaste.

3.7
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Dark brown. Hoppy aroma, good and strong, IPA like, as it is. Good head. Bitter, but not horribly so. Doesn’t look hoppy but is. Expected more malts. Hop taste is strong not overpowering and smooth.

4.4
dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
22oz bomber pours a dark brown and has a fantastic aroma. Taste is incredible and has a hint of chocolate malt. This almost taste like a stout and I would have a hard time telling the difference. Lays on the palate and just makes you salivate. Of all the Stone brews I have tried this is the tops. So this is why my rating is so up there.

4.3
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
650ml bomber - Pours a very deep dark brown, almost black out the light. The head is tan and frothy, mountainous at first, then settling to a creamy layer on top. Aroma is wonderful - huge citrusy, grapefruit and orange(!) against some spicier notes underneath. Extremely inviting and refreshing seeming. The flavour is spicier and deeper, with pine mingling with the citrus, some roastier malt, and dark fruit. Very complex and interesting, notably the difference between the aroma and flavour and what is revealed in both. The mouthfeel is creamy and full and the finish is bitter with notes of coffee and chocolate coming forward. Awesome.


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