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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,114 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,114
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 411
Gots: 1,000 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their bomber...

Appearance - Poured about 2 fingers of cream yellow colored head, color of the beer is a brilliand orange-red amber, almost completely transparent, with just the slightest haze.

Smell - Sweet pineapple, candied grapefruit, vanilla carmels. Some lite sweet floral hops

Taste - Starts with a wonderful balance of sweet citrus fruits and pineapple, honey and carmel, which quickly adds grapefruit rind, floral and herbal hops - literally picking up some lush green grass, parsley and basil flavors. Finishes with an almost puckering grapefruit zest and pine, wonderful!

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body, nearly mouthcoating, then medium carb cleans the palate just enough to enable the grassy, herbal and bitter hop characteristics to finish.

Overall - I love this beer! So many great things happening here, alcohol is completely hidden in the flavor, but can be felt on the breath between sips about halfway through the bomber. Give this one a try for sure, but don't drink something different afterwards, this will finish off your palate for the evening ;o)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish-brown color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma has raisin and currant in the nose with a subtle alcohol warmth.

Taste is sweet upfront with a decent kick of citrus hop bitterness and raisin, followed by a strong kick of alcohol warmth that coats the throat and a decent amount of malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is warm with the citrus hop bitterness and raisin flavor sticking out the most, followed by the alcohol warmth.

I like this. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, except that there's more focus on the alcohol part. It reminds me of what I enjoy about Arrogant Bastard and as a result, I enjoy its bigger cousin. Definitely a sipping beer that's worth your time.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 2006 release, just picked it up yesterday and couldn't resist. Pours an unassuming dark brownish-amber with a small but fairly resilient and foamy half-finger of light beige head that falls into a thin hazy lacing over the beer.

Surprisingly light aroma. Very pleasant roasted caramel malt background that gives way to a grapefruit-citrus and piney hops scent.

Not the kick-in-the-ass I was expecting. No, this is definitely not for the faint of heart, as the tirade on the back of the bottle bluntly states in typical Stone fashion, but it is not that overpowering either. Strong grapefruit and piney hops flavors are prevalent with a rich toffee malt background as well, especially as the beer warms. Dry bitter hoppy finish and a nice subtle warming alcohol flavor.

Full-bodied oily but somewhat creamy on the palate. Very drinkable for a beer of this magnitude. I can't wait to try this thing with a few months under its belt when the malt matures. The balance could use a little bit of work, but that's nothing some cellar time won't fix. Still a great drink even now. The Bastard Has Set Me Free.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,114 ratings.