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Stone Brewing's Legendary Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA Returns

Stone Brewing fulfills fans' wishes by bringing back Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, a beloved hop-forward brew with rich dark malt, offering a unique taste experience that balances bitterness with smoothness.

Stone Brewing's Legendary Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA Returns

Stone Brewing in Escondido, California is unleashing a long-awaited treat for beer aficionados everywhere: the triumphant return of Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA. This revered brew holds the title of Stone Brewing's #1 most requested beer of all time, and for good reason.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA is a hop-forward delight that tantalizes the taste buds. Pouring a rich black hue, it boasts a bold bitterness expertly counterbalanced by velvety malty undertones.

But what truly sets this brew apart is its intricate flavor profile. With each sip, you'll experience a harmonious blend of piney and citrusy hops, intertwined with hints of coffee and chocolate. The aroma alone is a symphony of enticing scents, featuring notes of coffee, black currant, and chocolate, complemented by undertones of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit.

Fans of Stone Brewing have been clamoring for the return of this iconic brew since its initial release in 2007. A quick glance at Stone's Instagram reveals a flood of comments pleading for the resurrection of Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous. Responding to the fervent demand, Stone Brewing brought back this beloved classic for a special release in 2021, and now, due to popular demand, it's making a triumphant return once again.

“IPAs are kind of our thing, so we love any opportunity to showcase the variety of IPAs out there,” stated Jeremy Moynier, Stone Sr. Manager of Brewing & Innovation. “Black IPAs aren’t new, but they’re still pretty hard to come by. When people experience this beer for the first time it’s like they can’t grasp how something with such distinct piney hop flavor pours so dark, but the coffee and chocolate notes complement amazingly. Our fans can’t seem to get enough of this beer, so we’ve gone ahead and brewed them some more, but only for another short run!”

Prepare to indulge in the unforgettable experience that is Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA. With its bold flavor profile and unparalleled craftsmanship, it's a testament to Stone Brewing's commitment to pushing the boundaries of what beer can be. Don't miss your chance to savor this legendary brew—it's a journey for the senses that you won't soon forget.

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA is back and better than ever, now conveniently available nationwide in 12oz six-pack cans and on draft for a limited time. Tracking it down is a breeze with our Beer Finder tool at, or for those in select states, you can order online at Don't miss out on this iconic brew—it's an experience you won't want to miss!

Quick Facts

  • Name: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA 
  • Release Date: Week of March 25, 2024 
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  • Stats: 8.7% ABV; 90 IBUs 
  • Availability: Nationwide Special Release  
  • Packaging: 12oz six-pack cans & draft  
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Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Black with reddish hue, light tan head and lively foam with good lacing 
  • Aroma: Coffee, black currant, chocolate, piney, citrus, tropical fruit 
  • Taste: Dark and milk chocolate, orange, raspberry, pine resin, tropical fruit, with hints of coffee 
  • Palate: Medium body with solid bitterness and a nice drying character on the finish