Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA Returns

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jmdrpi, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,167) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    This was mentioned in another Stone discussion but thought it warranted it's own thread.

    From Stone's social media post:
    Based on the picture, looks like perhaps both 12 oz six packs and 22 oz bottles, unless it's just an old stock photo.

    I for one will be looking for it. Hopefully Old Guardian is next!
  2. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,404) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    If it ain't Stone IRS, then I don't want it.
  3. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,634) Mar 12, 2013 California
    Society Trader

    OK Stone, you can have a couple more dollars. But only so I can claim its not the same and cast some more shade! Jk, it'll probably be as good as ever
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  4. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (428) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    The one they included in their 12 Days pack over Christmas was indeed as good as ever, IMO.
  5. AWA

    AWA Disciple (319) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Outstanding. I haven't had a single black IPA all year. I probably won't be able to find it for another 3 months, but at least I know it's coming.
  6. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,809) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    I remember when the India Dark Ale was all the rage circa 2010, and this beer was one of my favorites in the style. I’d probably prefer seeing the Smoked Porter revived, but Sublimely Self-Righteous will be welcome, at least for old times sake.
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  7. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,193) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Oh i actually really liked this. Kind of a game changer when it was first released, then everyone starting making Black IPAs, most weren’t good, and now it seems like the style is near extinct.

    I may pick up a bomber of this for nostalgia purposes.
  8. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (741) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    Excellent News....!

    I always adored this brew and have been thinking of having it again for a LONG time.

    Good to see they have the balls to bring it back.

    Cant wait!
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  9. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Meyvn (1,143) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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  10. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (146) Oct 25, 2007 California

    I’ve been waiting for this one. I bought the $30 12 Days of IPA specifically for the single 12 oz bottle of SSR. SSR was worth it but the other 11 bottles ranged from good to terrible. I’m glad I can buy SSR on its own now. My only problem at the moment is that the picture posted on their Instagram made it seem like it would be available in 6 packs and 22 oz bottles but on their online shop it’s only available in 22 oz bottles ($9 each). The value may not be there but it’s a great beer that I’ll definitely be picking up a few bombers of. If 6 packs are indeed released then I’ll be ordering at least a case.
  11. beaulabauve

    beaulabauve Disciple (391) Aug 5, 2011 Louisiana

  12. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,289) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    This is great news...I also need them to bring back the IRS and help me pretend its 10 years ago all over again
  13. AWA

    AWA Disciple (319) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Yeah, Smoked Porter would be pretty damn nice too. I'm having a hard time finding anything smoked now too.
  14. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (741) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    Don’t feel too bad....Black IPAs, Rye, and Smoked beers are some of my favs. and they are extinct here in CT. Even regular stouts with no adjuncts are getting harder to find.

    Seems if it doesn’t have low bitterness, lactose, maple, vanilla, etc. today’s crowd is uninterested.......yawn.
  15. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,193) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    So I essentially left craft beer for several years, but I came back and I cannot believe they stopped making IRS. I mean it was far from my favorite stout but it was kind of a staple on the shelves of early craft beer bottle shops.
  16. AWA

    AWA Disciple (319) Jul 22, 2014 California

    And btw, awesome profile photo.
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  17. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (741) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    Big fan of yours as well...:sunglasses:

    Fun Fact: Ace and John were really good friends. They partied together on many occasions.....:stuck_out_tongue:
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  18. AWA

    AWA Disciple (319) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I herad that, actually. Personal fun fact, I saw KISS at Magic Mountain when they did the concert scene for KISS meets the Phantom of the Park. Shit movie, killer show.
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  19. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (741) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    Woah, what a show to be at! I was only 3.

    I know all about that show though. Some great you tube footage!

    What a great part of KISStory....! Except for the

    To keep it on beer, I’ll toast a Stone Sublimely to you, John and Ace!

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  20. dlcarst

    dlcarst Initiate (106) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri

    I'm delighted by this and hopeful that Double Bastard will return soon as well.
  21. thegodfather2701

    thegodfather2701 Crusader (757) Nov 3, 2005 North Carolina

    I cannot like this post enough. It was my favorite beer. I miss it.
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  22. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,224) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I've about all but lost interest in Stone, but this genuinely makes me excited. I absolutely will purchase this if and when I see it. Maybe they're finally doing something right for once.
  23. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,603) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I have a bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased around 1 Dec. I've yet to pull the trigger
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  24. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,603) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Your comments give me hope. Yeah, the other 11 okay to good mostly skewing okay
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  25. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (146) Oct 25, 2007 California

    SSR was great but other than that the only beers from that pack that I enjoyed were The standard IPA, Go To, F & B and Ruination. I thought the rest were below average and even drain poured a couple.
  26. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,977) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    SSR? Really? This will for sure make it into my glass.
  27. Prep8611

    Prep8611 Disciple (312) Aug 22, 2014 New Jersey

    The label isn’t upside down? I can’t buy it.
  28. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,571) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Sadly (?), these days, if I saw almost any black IPA, I'd buy it.
    So if I see this...'ll see it too in the WBAYDN forum.
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  29. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (649) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Alright now everyone who yelled “bring it back” better buy some so this isn’t a one time only special release.

    I am definitely in for a six pack or three. Seems like the only Black IPA I drink these days are the ones I homebrew.
  30. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (186) Oct 6, 2004 California

    Hot damn, they actually are releasing it in something other than a mix-pack. That's actually great news! I look forward to picking some of this up soon.

    It would be encouraging to see this re-release succeed and be a springboard to bringing back some of the other beers that made many of us like Stone in the first place. Hope springs eternal...
  31. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,616) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    No, thank you. I'll just wait for Sawstone to release their Exquisitely Introspective Ale or whatever.
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  32. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,624) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    SSR is a great beer, now black ipas normally aren't my thing, but when it’s fresh it’s spectacular.
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  33. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (428) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    I'll look out for this. Could be my first Stone purchase in a few years. Used to like this one. Definitely want to encourage good beers in other styles
  34. Obsidian81

    Obsidian81 Initiate (50) Mar 3, 2016 Illinois

    I’ve never had a black IPA before, but I’m definitely going to pick this up if I see it here. Stone bringing back some of their classics is a good sign.
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  35. slander

    slander Poo-Bah (2,240) Nov 5, 2001 New York
    Moderator Society

    It pains me that people speak of the Black IPA and White IPA as if they were both these silly little one off trends.

    Black IPA = love.
    White IPA = abomination.

    Is this not simple math?
  36. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (836) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Six pack im in......22oz im out......More than likely I wont buy a six either as it will be priced more than I will pay. I but AB in 6x16 but wont pay more than $12 one time here. Make it $10 and im in a lot

  37. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (146) Oct 25, 2007 California

    I just saw that a local shop posted on social media that they got in 6 pack 12oz bottles. Not sure on price but this solidifies my decision to purchase multiple packs. $9 bombers has me concerned with the price. Hoping it’s under $15/6-pack but guessing it’ll be closer to $20.
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  38. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (145) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Smoke, Smoke, Smoke! Put it in 6 packs for once.
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  39. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,624) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Not all black ipas are created the same, I’ve had some that were just burnt Malt. SSR is very different as it has a bit of a fruity touch, the fresher the better with this beer.
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  40. bsp77

    bsp77 Poo-Bah (2,324) Apr 27, 2008 Minnesota

    I miss Black IPAs. Yes, there were too many of them and it's a dumb name, but I don't like that they ALL seemed to disappear around the same time. I just think of them as porters with some insane American-style hopping. Trade some of those f'ing hazebombs for some Black IPAs and I'd be a happy camper.

    Looking forward to revisiting