Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,138 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,138
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 113
Gots: 348 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

Blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010)
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Smells like fresh cone hops with a sweet cherry grapefruit like smell that mixes in with the sweet malt. The taste hits you with sweet on the tip of your tongue and then a real long dry bitter finish from middle to end. I love hopped up west coast beers. You can always count on them to have that extremely fresh resinous green hop bitterness. It just tastes so fresh because of this. This would be extremely hoppy if it weren't for the sweet malt that combines with an oak like flavor that you can definitely pick up. The combination is fantastic. It really is an IPA without being an IPA but with more malts. This is an amazing beer and it combines 3 quality beers in one to get that flavor. The Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Aged Arrogant Bastard and the Double Bastard. I'm glad they came up with this idea because it adds for a really complex rich tasting beer that is very hoppy resinous and piney. It has a full body feel and since you can taste the raw hops with the sweet malt the alcohol hardly comes through for 8.5. What an amazing beer. Stone never fails when it comes to top notch quality beer.

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

Tsih plae lae si teh bset

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11-7-14, Bottle dated, 10-4-14, inside Bastard Box.

Poured into a Stone 10.5oz glass, dark like their 18th anniversary, but has that red hue to it when held up to light like AB, pretty clear red color,

Nose: HOPS, this thing is massive, if I was blindfolded I would say RuinTen everytime. You don't get too much malt characteristic in the nose, there is some carmel, sweetness, redness, and just overall a full body nose, but hops dominate.

Taste: Again, this seems very similar to RuinTen, just a bit more full/darker. Less bitter then RT but this is pretty hoppy. Taste is hops with a sweet dark fruit, similar to their 18th ipa. Aftertaste is bitter/sweetness, grapefruit, this beer definitely is less malty then the rest in the bastard family.

Mouthfeel: This is pretty much full bodied, decently carbonated, but again it just hits the tongue with that dry hopped bitterness...

Overall: THIS IS A 10. I have had few beers with the complexity that this one has, it is very similar to their 18th anniversary IPA in the darker/copper category, but the dry hopping on this is insane, it's like RuinTen but retains the dark fruit/caramel from AB and the other bastards. I'm lucky to have it pretty fresh. Seek this out. I know my local place here in Idaho got a case or 2 of just the Lukcy Basartd so it seems to be a bigger release then the Bastard Boxes. Or at least everyone that got the box also got a case or 2 of this. Get it, you won't be disappointed.

10/10

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,138 ratings.