Stygian Descent

Stygian Descent

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels & Bourbon Barrels

Black IPA

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA practically named itself. The perfect melding of dark malts with a downright indecent amount of hops forges a complex flavor profile of assertive dark roastiness and big, bright hop notes for a singularly sublime experience.

Small Batch Brewer Cecil Menasco thought it would be an ingenious experiment to age our dark and deeply hopped Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA in rye whiskey barrels…and he was right. This time our small batch crew, never a self-satisfied bunch, added bourbon barrels. The result is transcendent: perfectly balanced dark chocolate, oak, dried fruit and citrus tones. As it warms, the spicy rye and sweet bourbon barrel notes complete this masterful transformation.


2016 Series Batch No. 02

About This Beer

May 3, 2013
Release Date
November 14, 2016

Additional Notes

In the Mash
Pale, Caramel and Carafa III Malts
In the Boil
Chinook Hops
In the Whirlpool
Amarillo and Simcoe Hops
Unfiltered and Aged
5 months in American Oak Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels & Kentucky Bourbon Barrels