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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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5,638 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,638
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 357
Gots: 749 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

plusorminus, Jan 15, 2012
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btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Eurytos, Jan 14, 2012
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KarlSpackler, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

HopJack, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jm1229, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SaintJonah, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tatums1984, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

hippityhophead24, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mjmadsen21, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jsurfs82, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Giovacchini, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%

Nice amber color with lots of thick head.

Smell is very floral and citrusy.

Taste has lots of citrus character. It is like a glass of grapefruit juice. Also a nice sweetness to it. Good bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall this is excellent. I am looking forward to trying my second bottle after cellaring for a while to see how it compares. Everyone raves about how well this one ages.

TrappistJohnMD, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Over the top awesome beer. Little dark caramel color with a nice beige head. Smells sweet with a slight malty note. The taste is perfect, sweet caramel with the not to over powering hop taste. Great beer.

You can taste and feel the high abv but it's a great part of it. Will buy again and again.

derekmorris7, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

nucmedmario, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

DSlim71, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Frozenmoses, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

furthurgone, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of blackcompg
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from their bomber...

Appearance - Poured about 2 fingers of cream yellow colored head, color of the beer is a brilliand orange-red amber, almost completely transparent, with just the slightest haze.

Smell - Sweet pineapple, candied grapefruit, vanilla carmels. Some lite sweet floral hops

Taste - Starts with a wonderful balance of sweet citrus fruits and pineapple, honey and carmel, which quickly adds grapefruit rind, floral and herbal hops - literally picking up some lush green grass, parsley and basil flavors. Finishes with an almost puckering grapefruit zest and pine, wonderful!

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body, nearly mouthcoating, then medium carb cleans the palate just enough to enable the grassy, herbal and bitter hop characteristics to finish.

Overall - I love this beer! So many great things happening here, alcohol is completely hidden in the flavor, but can be felt on the breath between sips about halfway through the bomber. Give this one a try for sure, but don't drink something different afterwards, this will finish off your palate for the evening ;o)

blackcompg, Jan 12, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +11.9%

Enjoyed the 2011 version on tap into a tulip glass.

Beer pours a nice orange color.

Beer smells extremely sweet and hoppy. Smell is almost like that of pineapple.

Tasts very hoppy and sweet initially and then flavors open up on the back end with a carmel flabor and boozy finish. For being over 10% alcohol, this beer is surprisingly smooth and even a bit easy to drink (relatively speaking).

Beer has a nice mouthfeel and laces well throughout.

Excellent strong ale.

Merkur, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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cirtap, Jan 11, 2012
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erlenmeyer, Jan 11, 2012
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,638 ratings.