New Beer Blog Stone Brewery Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Stone Brewery.  It is their Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog post, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know Stone Brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a jet black color with an off white color head.  The aroma has a slight chocolate but a heavy citrus notes.  The taste has a chocolate to citrus notes with a dry chocolate to hoppy bitter finish for the aftertaste.  It is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

We’re brewers whose substantial mettle and idiomatic approach to brewing allows us to consistently creat 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.  Thus the name we are compelled to give it – Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale – serves as a remember of just how good we are, in both liquid and verbal form.

First brewed in 2007 as the Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, this ale 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 didn’t last long though, as it was soon replaced with the grim reality that when we sold out of it there wouldn’t be any more.  For us.  And that was simply unacceptable.  So, we now bless ourselves, and you, the enlightened, with this ale full-time.  Thusly, you may now revel in you own self-righteousness as you see it with this glorious example of ours.  You are genuinely welcome, as it is our pleasure.

Here is a description from their website (www.stonebrew.com):

  • Style: Black IPA
  • Alc/Vol: 8.7%
  • IBUs: 90
  • Available in: 22oz, 12oz Bottles & draft
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 black IPA. 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 Black IPA — 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 you’re good, you’re 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 ale is that we rightly call the Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.

First brewed in 2007 as the Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, this ale 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 didn’t last long though, as it was soon replaced with the grim reality that when we sold out of it there wouldn’t be any more. For us. And that was simply unacceptable. So, we are now blessing ourselves, and you the enlightened, with this ale. 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.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.stonebrew.com

Twitter:  @stonebrewing

In closing, I enjoy myself a nice Black IPA.  I have been searching for a better one that would top the last one.  I am a huge fan of Porters, Stouts, and IPA’s.  This is a great combination for the Hophead and Porter or Stout fans in the world and it is Black IPA.  I love the hop character of the citrus with some nice chocolate notes.  The hops are pretty strong on this Black IPA.  I enjoyed this Black IPA.  I hope you try this beer and let me know what you think.  Stone Brewery did a great job on it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

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