Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA Returns

Stone Brewing announces the release of the coveted Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, the brewery’s #1 most fan-requested beer of all time. This hop-heavy IPA is brewed with dark malt so that it pours black with a surprising punch of bitterness balanced by smooth malty character. A trick to the taste buds, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA features unmistakable piney and orange-raspberry hop character perfectly complemented by warm notes of coffee and chocolate.

On the nose – aromas of coffee, black currant and chocolate from the malt, layered with pine, citrus and tropical fruit. As its name implies, it pours black with a light tan head but don’t be deceived! It serves up an IPA-worthy dose of bitterness. It is as unique in style as it is memorable flavor.Stone’s persistent troop of mighty fans revived this 2007 favorite.

A short scroll through Stone’s Instagram confirms the sheer volume of “BRING BACK SSR” comments. After a special release return in 2021, Stone agrees it’s time to say “OK” once more. 

“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!”
For those craving 12 ounces of nostalgia and those simply seeking the remarkable, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA is now available nationwide in 12oz six-pack cans and draft for a limited time. Find it using the Beer Finder at or order online in select states at


  • 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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  • 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 

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