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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,209 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,209
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 433
Gots: 1,079 | FT: 38
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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Ratings: 6,209 | Reviews: 2,055
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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

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.

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

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)

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

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.

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2011 bottle poured into a tulip glass

A - brown with a little bit of red color. light tan head

S - smell is sweet and malty with a bit of resiny hop character

T - Big amount of sweet maltiness paired with a lot of bitterness. slight amount of booze detectable at the end.

M - heavy body, slightly thivk, with a good amount of carbonation which helps lighten the heaviness

O - very enjoyable, not something i could drink a lot of at once, but a great beer.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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