Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous
Style: Black IPA
Notes: Black smoky malts with piney ruby-red grapefruit hops and a roasted caramel finish.
Pairings: Mom’s stew, burgers covered in bacon, steak and kidney pie and crème brûlée
Hops:Chinook, Simcoe & Amarillo,
Also known as American Style Black Ales or Cascadian Black Ale, Black IPA’s are only 20 years old. Vermont brewers Georg Noonan and Glenn Walter were the first American’s to start brewing the style in 1990. The style combines dark roasted malts with a strongly noticeable hop presence.
Other Black IPA’s: Deschutes ”Hop In The Dark CDA,” Cascade’s “Dark Day,” Heavy Seas “Black Cannon,” Thornbridge’s “Raven” and Laughing Dog”s “Dogzilla”