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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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3.9
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick tan head. Nice lacing. Has your typical IPA aromas - citrus, floral, and pine hops with only a slight hint of malt. The flavor is only slightly more balanced. The hops lead the way with a tad bit of roasted malt bringing up the rear. Palate is kinda dry with a slight bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Alcohol is noticeable, but doesn’t take anything away from the beer. Overall, a good, enjoyable beer.

3.9
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2007
22oz bottle: Pours a deep dark brown almost black with nice finger plus of tan head. The aroma is sweet, with nice hope presence but not like a west coast IPA. I get roast, some chocolate and almost a hint of smoke. It feels really nice in you mouth, almost creamy but the finish is a little harsh with a hop bite. Great lacing as the beer drains from the glass. Unusual but a good change for Stone on this Anniversary effort.

3.9
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Tasted at Stone XI Party. Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted barley, caramel, and fruit. Citrus taste dominates with a nice roastiness, some pine notes, and a tangy finish.

3.9
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pours a nice deep brown with a thin brown head. The aroma is a mix of hops and a light amount of citrus. The taste is a hoppy, grapefruit, and a bit of roasted malt.

3.9
mjg74 (3185) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle from Windy City Liquor. Very dark in color upon pouring. Somewhat sweet hoppy aroma. Smells like a hoppy ale. Quite hoppy in flavor. Dominated by bitterness with a roasty malty flavor underlying. Like a really hopped up stout.

3.9
Padron4KM (811) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2007
22 oz bomber.
Dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan head.

Aroma is piney, roasty and a slight wiff of alcohol.

Flavor is piney up-front, with some citrus, chocolate and dark fruits lurking around.

Finish is long and piney, but there is enough malt balance to keep it fom drying out.

This should age well.

3.9
KAME (161) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Yes, this beer is actually pretty good. The appearance does not match the liquid in the glass. It smells like a lightly roasted, piney IPA with hints of chocolate, orange peal, and noticeable alcohol undertones. It tastes like a bitter strong ale with a nice malt backbone. As it warms, the alcohol definitely comes into the picture, but its rather tolerable.

3.9
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
black imperial stout looking body with a nice creamy light brown head.as the head rests it leaves some nice webbing.the aroma is alot like double bastard.citrus hops and alcohol heat.the flavor blends up pine and citurs hops,smoke,some roasted malt,and alcohol.its a little hot now and im curious what some aging would do to it.....

3.9
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
A dark IPA--now this is an interesting one. It definitely has the normal Stone hop profile, but with a definitely roasted malt undertone. Quite a unique and interesting combination, and I think I like it.

3.9
BeerandBlues2 (13825) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle shared with chadzter. Pours dark brown with an average, frothy, light brown head, lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, cookie), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, spruce), light yeast (dough) with notes of light alcohol. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, lively carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness.


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