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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,578 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,578
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 343
Gots: 727 | FT: 26
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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Jabl3s84

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-23-2012 01:33:11 | More by Jabl3s84
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twkirkby

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-23-2012 00:23:12 | More by twkirkby
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nicholas527

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.7%

01-22-2012 19:21:54 | More by nicholas527
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.7%

01-22-2012 17:12:26 | More by zenwatts
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

Doops broke this bottle out as a night capper on New Years Eve. We loved the Arrogant Bastard, so it was cool to check out the steroid version. Good choice my man!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. A maroon red body is transparent and shows medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a good foamy wisp and clings to the sides. A ring remains until the end and leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass. A beauty of a beer.

SMELL: A bolder nose of caramel malts, toffee notes and plenty of hops. Lots of floral hops and some grassy notes.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely. Caramel and toffee sweetness up front, with a good dose of floral and hop bitterness at the finish. Bold and lingering aftertaste with a good balance of caramel sweetness and bitter, floral hop flavors, with some grassy and piney notes as well.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth, no bite, and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Good feel.

OVERALL: Another solid offering from Stone. This is clearly the Arrogant Bastard’s older brother, with more malt on the bill and a greater dose of hops as a counter weight. This one is a sweeter, more caramel and toffee forward brew than the younger sibling, and as a result is a little more simple. Lots of sweetness and lots of bitter hops, but not as much nuanced complexity perhaps. Regardless, we really enjoyed this and I’d gladly pick up more if I saw it. Thanks again for sharing Doops. Recommended.

01-22-2012 12:35:01 | More by Jeffo
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Raven3464

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-22-2012 06:22:50 | More by Raven3464
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PaceASA

Nevada

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-22-2012 06:08:12 | More by PaceASA
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malice77

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-21-2012 23:59:39 | More by malice77
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-21-2012 22:21:13 | More by poppyjohn
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-21-2012 18:00:41 | More by eorwar
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Keith238

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-21-2012 04:01:28 | More by Keith238
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druptight

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-21-2012 02:51:23 | More by druptight
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ICPrice

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-21-2012 02:42:54 | More by ICPrice
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minterro

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

Big bottle from Horrocks in Lansing

A & S: Very (in your face) citrus tones to this beer. If I’m correct they probably used some Chinook hops in this one, cause it seems a lot like the one I’m brewing now right after flame out, before it got more piney in the fermentor. What might even be more prevalent in the smell beside the citrus hops is the sugary sweetness of this beer. The sweet maltyness complements the citrus tones perfectly. Actually smells a lot like Hop Crisis or vise versa. Dark and dense looking red-orange colored beer. Foamy tan head, that leaves a good amount of lacing clinging to the glass.

T & M: creamy full bodied beer with a pleasant but not overwhelming amount of carbonation. Good lord this beer is smooth. Piney in your burp. Similar to the nose as far as taste goes: the same citrus and sweetness. The malty background is brilliant in this one, making the beer well balanced but still on the hoppy side. The finish is a bit more piney as far a hops goes and is semi bitter. Very drinkable even for being on the heavy side.

O: This beer is right up my alley style-wise and it really is good for the style also → a high rating from me.

01-21-2012 01:47:34 | More by minterro
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MisterGrizz

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-20-2012 22:57:42 | More by MisterGrizz
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-20-2012 20:01:27 | More by crashoveride
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bconsidine

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-20-2012 19:56:39 | More by bconsidine
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-20-2012 17:44:00 | More by zekeman17
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OldCrustacean79

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-20-2012 15:55:04 | More by OldCrustacean79
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-20-2012 08:36:10 | More by savagepm
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ricksrealm

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2012 13:02:10 | More by ricksrealm
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-19-2012 00:00:35 | More by alpenglocken
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TrojanWheels

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-18-2012 22:22:46 | More by TrojanWheels
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SaginawCyclist

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-18-2012 21:25:25 | More by SaginawCyclist
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-18-2012 14:52:24 | More by Kahlerbock
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,578 ratings.