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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

5,482 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,482
Reviews: 1,972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 330
Gots: 691 | FT: 27
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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chromeratt

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-01-2013 12:15:25 | More by chromeratt
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-01-2013 03:15:41 | More by Geuzedad
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-31-2013 23:26:52 | More by DenverBigRed
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

05-31-2013 21:57:14 | More by jhillwastaken
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Luiz0930

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

05-31-2013 09:01:37 | More by Luiz0930
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-31-2013 04:13:04 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-30-2013 23:50:37 | More by woodchip
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-30-2013 15:28:41 | More by DaveR514
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JMM0414

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-30-2013 13:58:54 | More by JMM0414
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-30-2013 06:15:58 | More by Paccamacca
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michaelak

Alaska

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazing beer, one that I return to happily when it is available. One beer is a party! The opening smell is an enormous lush bouquet of fruit, sharp hops and a swelling alcohol undercurrent. The first taste is overwhelming apricot, sharp hoppy and most of all an incredibly fine carbonation that swells into a mass of taste and the sense of liquid silk.

This beer has a huge mouth-presence, impeccably smooth and with the under current of alcohol sharpening the taste. The finish is the weakest point; there is a dry feeling (likely the high alcohol) and a slight taste of reediness.

The Great News is, that after a few heavenly sips, there is no care for endings, you are totally in love.

One of my favourite all-time beers!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 02:26:03 | More by michaelak
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-30-2013 00:04:23 | More by jkane101
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-29-2013 02:44:48 | More by BigOldOaf
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Kreko7

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-28-2013 18:59:33 | More by Kreko7
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-28-2013 08:50:21 | More by GuttaMane138
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-28-2013 02:33:54 | More by jplopez21
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2013 01:39:03 | More by mpayne5
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2013 00:20:47 | More by JCam9981
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2013 00:14:56 | More by spark3148857
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ManIam

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-27-2013 22:53:46 | More by ManIam
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Erice78

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-27-2013 04:26:02 | More by Erice78
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-26-2013 02:49:09 | More by megamass
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koes0024

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-25-2013 22:07:06 | More by sludgegnome
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stella77artois

New York

4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of my new favorite beers! Bottled 10/22/12, consumed 05/24/13.

A - Hard to beat. The beer just "looked" good. A reddish-brown, almost mahogany.

S - Among the best smelling beers I've experienced. Hops, lots of malt, and lot's of fruit. Always figured reviewers were being pretentious when they described the aroma, but that's not the case. Noted pineapple, melon, and even some mint. Smelled absolutely delicious.

T - Delicious. Lot's going on. Perfect blend of hops and malt, and all those aforementioned fruits without being sweet. Juicy would be a good way to describe the beer. And suprisingly, very difficult to tell how high the ABV % is. Simply delicious. Said deliciousness stays with aftertaste. Fruity-ness even more prevelant in aftertaste.

F - The only aspect of the beer I'm not crazy about. Certainly not bad, but kind of dry and thick.

O - Disappointed in myself for not trying this sooner. Absolutely love it. Wonderful sipping beer that's potent, powerful and delicious. Will definitely put hair on your chest! This is simply a world class beer, and has become my personal #1 beer. There's so much going on in the aroma and the taste, it's also very drinkable, just a truly outstanding beer. Bow down!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 21:06:32 | More by stella77artois
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,482 ratings.