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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,123 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,123
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 412
Gots: 1,009 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This Bastard pours a dark amber color with a long lasting, bubbly, off-white head. As standard with most Stone’s beers the scent is quite hoppy. The taste is smooth, oaky, and amazingly complex. It finishes with an oaky, hoppy after taste. This is a delicious, full bodied brew that is well worthy of its rating. Probably the closest I've had to a perfect beer yet.

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On tap at RIBCO in Rock Island, Illinois

Amber, clear, modest head and retention, minimal lacing.

Boozy with caramel and spiced by piny and citrusy hops.

Rich caramel malty sweetness, fairly aggressive bitterness, pine and citrus hops, and obvious alcohol. It is what it says it is.

Well carbonated, strong warming, full body, bitter finish. A little too much warming to score higher.

And aggressively hoppy and bitter DIPA with strong caramel malty body supporting and balancing (to some extent). I'm sure I've had it before, but it's been a while. I enjoyed it and would have it again. Stone hoppy beers sometimes seem great, and sometimes average. Living far from San Diego may have something to do with that. Maybe sometimes I have had fresh and other times not?

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Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours dark, clear copper with a thick, light tan colored head. There appear to be a moderate amount of tiny bubbles rising within the beer. The head retreats slowly. I pick up aromas of caramel malt and brown bread with citrus type hop aromas. It smells sweet and and a little piney. More of those resinous hop notes come through in the flavor than they did in the nose. The flavor is juicy and malty sweet up front. The piney hop flavors really hammer in the back end and linger in the mouth, giving some nice back end bitterness. I get those caramel notes with that brown bread. Stone tends to do these hoppy beers rather well and like the other Bastards, this beer does not disappoint. The beer is full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. The beer finishes somewhat dry. This is an excellent beer.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,123 ratings.