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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,380 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,380
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 96
Gots: 177 | FT: 4
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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Chadhowie

California

4.76/5  rDev +14.1%

This was my favorite of the 5 beers I sampled while at Stone Brewery in Escondido. I ended up buying a growler full of it when I left. The American Strong Ale is to the Imperial Double IPA what Round Table Pizza is to the best italian pizza. They are both outstanding, but the Strong Ale just adds that bold American touch that we all know and love.

01-16-2013 00:23:54 | More by Chadhowie
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tripelz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-25-2012 14:34:01 | More by tripelz
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Mattco

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-14-2013 16:40:21 | More by Mattco
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-02-2013 15:36:46 | More by ryser2k
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

12-20-2012 19:11:44 | More by RichardMNixon
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RyFikes

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-22-2013 13:47:30 | More by RyFikes
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-03-2012 13:47:27 | More by GuyIncognito
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LakerLeith

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-10-2014 11:28:46 | More by LakerLeith
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-29-2013 01:32:29 | More by yossarian14
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-20-2013 02:51:01 | More by mjenkins5
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JMayala


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

The Lucky Bastard (Lukcy Basartd). I am employed by Total Wine & More in CA and this is an item I've been looking forward to tasting and reviewing.

Whether you buy into "The Bastard" beers' messages or not it is true that this beer is meant for a certain breed. Liking or disliking it doesn't prove if you have good taste in beer, it's a matter of if you like this style, because no other beer really tastes like a Stone Bastard.

A - The appearance is a crystal clear ruby/blood tinted dark ale color. Although appearance of a beer is one of my least important factors, this one looks outstanding.

S - The smell is not much different to the other three bastards...hoppy of course, with that slight but nice oak from the oaked arrogant. The difference comes in the malts, which dull the hops enough to make it more subtle than any of the other bastards.

T - Almost exactly as the smell. The malts that aren't as present in the other bastards make this blend the most balanced of the group. Gives the drink-ability of a lighter I.P.A. with the flavor of a true strong ale, without compromising either field.

M - Mouth-feel is smooth and silky for a strong ale. Not perfect but just about as good as it gets for a beer in this field.

Overall...
This beer is fantastic. Again, it isn't for everyone but for some like me it'll be exactly what you'd hoped for. Blending all the Stone "Bastard" family into one beer that gives you all the advantages of the 3 and remarkable balance is like a dream come true to me. If you are a Stone/Bastard fan, try one if you can.

11-12-2012 10:38:08 | More by JMayala
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crob3888

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

08-19-2012 21:10:40 | More by crob3888
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begforme4484

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours a deep mohaghany, with a red hue in the light. Thick tan foamy head that doesn't recede quick. Great visible carbonation coming up the side of the glass.

It smells delicious. An instant sharp hoppiness comes through to greet you. Very resinous hop notes, lots of pine, and a bit of citrus. Really a dank nose. There slightly sweet malt backing too.

Taste is right on target. It takes the smoothness and oak notes from Oaked ABA, the warmth of DB, and the aggresiveness of ABA, and turns it into one magical concoction.
An instant hop bite that is prominant throughout. A nice warmth and sweetness comes through and then finishes smokey and woody. Great!

The mouthfeel is somewhere in between ABA and Oaked. Medium to heavy bodied, with a great amount of carbonation. Really well done.

Drinkability is great for me. I love ABA, I love Oaked ABA, and I do quite enjoy DB when I can get my hands on it. If it were brewed on a consistant basis I would absolutely throw this into my go to beer rotation.

Btw, the bottle reads 8.5% abv.

11-30-2010 03:23:48 | More by begforme4484
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

12-14-2012 04:12:28 | More by IPAchris
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wierdo1212d

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Man this beer is great! Just had it and it blew me and my friend away. This is beer is the definition of craft beer. It has so much body and so much flavor. The head on the beer is just like a arrogant basterd and I loved that! The color is a dark brown amberish color. For an American strong ale, this is top of the line! I loved this beer! 9/10

01-09-2011 01:28:45 | More by wierdo1212d
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scot959

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-16-2013 23:44:53 | More by scot959
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Vancoubeer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-22-2012 02:38:05 | More by Vancoubeer
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CA_Infidel2o9


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

12-11-2012 06:10:18 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
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Joe_Mahma

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-19-2014 18:09:36 | More by Joe_Mahma
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-18-2013 01:45:29 | More by BrooBub
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wooddogg922

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-04-2013 16:55:50 | More by wooddogg922
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-08-2013 20:46:05 | More by Mini4x
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-20-2013 04:56:20 | More by KiMiRaiK
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-20-2012 01:28:10 | More by HamGlade10
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lKnoXl

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-30-2013 20:30:17 | More by lKnoXl
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,380 ratings.