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Stone Sublimely Self-Rightous Ale

Name – Stone Sublimely Self-Rightous Ale
Country – United States
Type – American Strong Ale

Appearance – Pours a black color that lets some light through with a big tan head.

Smell – Earthy types of hops with some pine and citrus notes.  A slight roasted malt smell in there as well.

Taste – You get big hops up front.  Pine, grass and citrus hops.  It then finishes off with a toasted taste like coffee and bread.

I don’t think American Strong Ale is an accurate classification of this beer.  I would say it is more like a black IPA.  It has all the qualities of a big IPA except with some more roasted qualities to it that probably give it the black appearance.  This was originally Stone’s 11th Anniversary Ale and it was so well received that they decided to start making it every so often.  I’m glad they did.  This is a good one.

Overall Grade – A

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  • Reply Simply Beer

    never had the 11th nor have I seen this one. was the finish overly bitter or burnt? I’ll keep a look out for it.

    October 15, 2009 at 8:32 am
    • Reply Mike

      I would say bitter. I just can’t help but think of this as an IPA with a few different qualities.

      October 15, 2009 at 8:38 am

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