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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,204 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,204
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 431
Gots: 1,075 | FT: 37
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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Ratings: 6,204 | Reviews: 2,055
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i am not the biggest ale fan...until now. this ale is a wonderful blend of hoppy, bitter, and full body greatness...with a slight trace of an exotic spice from some small tribal community in southern Iran that i've never heard of. At first the inexperienced drinker may find this beer a bit vulgar, cocky and downright mean...but as the offensive posturing of this beer starts to mellow down and slides smoothly down your throat, you will find yourself begging for yet another fake beating. by the fourth gulp, you will be writing love notes.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of saburky
3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(I had this one at room temperature)
Appearance - Dark amber in color similar to maple syrup. Moderately good lacing as it is consumed.
Smell - As with Arrogant Bastard ale and with a few other American ales I have tried, I immediately smell the hops. I can also smell a little malt.
Taste - I can most certainly taste the hops. No other flavors hit my palate.
Mouthfeel - Slightly carbonated and it's somewhat creamy.
Overall - I give this one a 3. Looks a little better than it tastes but then again, I'm not a big fan of hoppy American ales.

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4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into a belgian glass.

A- Burnt orange color with a massive 3 finger head that dissipates slowly but never really disappears. Moderate and erratic lacing resembling trees and spires. Pretty fun to watch.

S- Massive grapefruit and pine hoppiness and a thick, bready , raisiny maltiness that fills your nose.

T- Exactly like the smell. The thick maltiness hits the tongue while the pineyness of the hops hits the back of the throat.

M- Sticky and resiny, like a beer this big should be.

O- I'm not the biggest fan of Arrogant Bastard but this one really knocked by socks off. rides the thin line between barley wine and DIPA so well that it almost creates it's own style. Well done.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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