Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,036 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,036
Reviews: 2,018
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 395
Gots: 946 | FT: 33
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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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber 2014 vintage poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a ruby garnet with 1/2 finger of off-white head and a fine lace

Smell: Hops with a lot of pine and earthy hop aromas

Taste: Hop bitterness up front with a lot of earth tones similar to the aroma and finishes with caramel and toffee notes

Mouthfeel: Medium but lighter and not as sticky as the ABV would suggest

Overall: A fantastic winter sipper that I look forward to. I haven't had it cellared but when fresh there is an overwhelming hop bitterness and flavor that is enjoyable. The happiness helps to balance the high alcohol content. I personally find this to have a real "old-school" hop flavor. A lot of earth and pine notes as opposed to something like Enjoy by IPA.

Photo of BrewClint
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not very good at writing reviews for beer, but I try.
This is just too flowery and bitter for my liking. Not really sure why they call it an American Strong Ale. I have really lost confidence in anything labeled as American now.

Photo of huck99
2/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Like caramel candy syrup in my beer.

Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; 2013 vintage, bottled on 9/16/2013. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome strong ale style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.51/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2Cents
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lambpasty
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarrettFM
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corson
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of churchillps
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gear54
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of insearchofhops
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz Bomber. This was my favorite Bastard in the box of four set. Great flavor. Would drink again.

Photo of mattsander
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdlhy
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DannyBuckets
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PTBrown
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of drwatson32
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of JDeming
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of BogBoyJD
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,036 ratings.