Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

I had been staring at this beer in my refrigerator all weekend, then I finally got a chance to open last night and it was well worth the wait. The brewers at the Stone Brewing Company, located in Escondido, CA, pride themselves on being able to consistently produce such fine works of art like this truly self-righteous ale. This beer was first produced in 2007 as their annual anniversary edition release and was such a huge hit they had to make more. When you poor it into the glass the color is black as pitch with nose that similar to most imperial IPAs with notes of grapefruit that dissipate to hints of red fruits. The palate was bitter, but a balanced bitterness that comes from both the hops and malts, with hints of cranberries in the beginning and finishes long and dry. ABV 8.7%.
$7/22oz. Bomber

Rating: 9.4 out of 10


  1. This beer has everything I've been searching for. Everybody responsible for building this beer deserves a thank you. Yeah, Yeah... You too gargoyal!

  2. Stone fans... keep your taste buds ready! Shortly after this re-release of a great beer Stone out did themselves again. Find yourself a Stone 13th Anniversary Ale! All ales from this brewery are great. This new one however (13) delivers the hops we thirst for! MOST HOPS EVER FROM THE BREWERY! Although I still recomend enjoying this brew with the sublime. Two brews...Opposite spectrums. Now thats a purgatory I can handle! BTW Bost Brews Available for $6.49. Soo worth it!