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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,367 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,367
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 315
Gots: 661 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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olfolxholme

California

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

9

Enjoyed on tap at Mill Valley Beerworks, served in an Augustijn chalice. I like this kind of beer in a snifter, a tulip, or a chalice and they are always nice about accommodating that.

A - nice tan head filled with bubbles, about one finger thick at first. Traces of it lingered til the very end. Some lacing. Beer is a very dark copper. Looks about right for a beer called Double Bastard.

S - not much aroma for me. Not upfront and not throughout. I'm surprised. It's a strong ale in a wide mouthed glass - I thought there would be a big aroma. Just didn't happen for me. Weird!

T - sweet hop flavors - tastes like a grapefruit. Rind and all. Not grapefruit juice - an actual grapefruit. I love grapefruit, so this was great for me! I didnt pick up a lot of other flavors. There was a trace of copper penny, though. The pure grapefruit was pretty consistent for me thoughout the whole glass. Yum!

M - somewhat thin, somewhat astringent. Like a grapefruit, makes you pucker. This lasts with the aftertaste. Simultaneously, feels good across the tongue, with some creaminess.

O - I would try this again and happily recommend it to fans of "bitter" beers. If you love grapefruit then this is for you. I hope to have it again on tap and will probably pick up a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 03:42:38 | More by olfolxholme
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,367 ratings.