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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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5,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,631
Reviews: 1,977
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 356
Gots: 748 | FT: 25
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dspencer714, Mar 20, 2012
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raulazzer, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

QuakeAttack, Mar 19, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Served in a large snifter. 2011 vintage, no bottling date. 

Pours russet brown with 1.5 fingers rich cream head. Fair lacing. 

The smell is a nice blend of tropical hops and sweet biscuity caramel malts. 

Taste delivers on the smell. A simultanious punch of big sweet malts and orangey hops. Bold, unforgiving and tasty. The alcohol kick blends nicely. 

Mouthfeel is moderately thick without much carbonation at all to get in the way. Fairly resinous, coating the tongue for a long bitter hoppy aftertaste. 

All in all this is a damn fine beer. "American Strong Ale" is a vague style but that's definately what Double Bastard is. It's big, bold and satisfying. I'll be drinking more of this in the future. 

ThickNStout, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

2011 Release

Appearance: Brownish-red and hazy in color. Enormous, tan head slowly recedes away leaving behind some major lacing.

Smell: Very sweet aroma with a very strong malt character. Some scents of dark fruit as well. Alcohol is there but not unpleasant. Very inviting.

Taste: Strong, strong flavor. Sweet malt flavors with a nice balance of hop flavor and bitterness. Smooth finish and the alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Very heavy body with medium carbonation. Great mouthfeel for a strong ale.

Overall: An excellent strong ale and another great beer from Stone.

TaySuth, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

Served out of a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: Pours a thickish, opaque brown with just a little carbonation.
Smell: Aroma fruity (pineapple/melon) with a solid sweet and malty backbone- yet the hops linger just beyond
Taste: Aggressive assault of malty sweetness with a thick layer of hops hanging on for dear life. Malts are deep with notes of cocoa, light coffee, caramel with piney hops lingering straight through to the end of the tasting. Alcohol warmth is a bit more of a burn. Extremely complex and strong beer. These qualities intensify as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Thick and brutally warm and smooth.
Overall: Try this as a study in complexity if not for the sheer outrageous taste profile. Recommended!

coalcracker, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

TonyT013, Mar 17, 2012
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Cheezus, Mar 16, 2012
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Pat, Mar 16, 2012
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ebautis, Mar 15, 2012
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Mac19872, Mar 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

SIEVS, Mar 14, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

I drank the beer some weeks ago, a whole bomber for myself...oh my. When I opened the bottle and poured the beer into a large snifter, the gorgeous and powerful aromas stroke me at once. The beer looked nice and the head was pretty big, it left some remains on the glass afterwards. The smell was big and bold, the smells of a regular am. IPA was there with its tropic fruits, but I also smelled sweeter notes, more of pineapple than grapefruit. When I tasted it, it felt crazy. So much to handle here! It was sweet at first, syrup and honeymelon I would call it. Pretty cool with the hints of melon, it was probably the contrast with the bitter, hoppy finish which created the sensation also. Not superhoppy, but hoppy. The feel was heavy too, you didnt feel much of the alcohol but you felt the heavyness of it all. Maybe a bit extreme and powerful to me, but I still liked it. It felt almost as perverted as California itself.

egohepar, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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sonomaroma, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

FalconA, Mar 12, 2012
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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