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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,112 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,112
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 408
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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2012 Double Bastard, in a tall pint. Yikes... I mean, thanks.

Pours a cloudy auburn color with a thick, dimpling cap. Looks almost positively still. Mesmerizing lacing.

Toffee malts, pine hops, booze, pecan, and some citrus notes. Aromatically flexing. She's a big girl.

Brash hops go big and go bitter from the onset. A juggernaut of pine and pith and more pine. Aggressively bitter. Counter-punch of toffee malts and rigorous toasty and nutty flavors only begs to spell me some relief. This is an axe to the back of the tongue, in a fun way. Throat-gripping strength shows up with about as much tenderness as military-grade rocket fuel. Hints of floral notes and caramel brittle. This Bastard is doubly beastly.

Can't spare much love for the feel. Astringently bitter. Rough and gruff. Boozy, so it should be a sipper, but I'm slugging. Honestly, the body holds up to the carbonation. Kudos?

Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,112 ratings.