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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,922 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,922
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 102
Gots: 290 | FT: 6
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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Photo of Kuaff
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%

I finally tracked down the last Bastard! ... Which is simply a blend of the bastards I HAVE tried... but also DRY-HOPPED! I can't wait. It says "DIRNK ME NOW" and "DON'T CELALR"... Too bad. I DID cellar it for one night (and I'm sure it would age wonderfully for over a year, too, based on my experience cellaring Arrogant Bastard). But I will drink it now, cellar temperature, in my snifter.

Like every other bastard beer I've beheld, this one is a gorgeous sight. That familiar frothy tan head complementing a deep, shining garnet hue. Awe-inspiring.

It smells of dark cherries and raisins, with accents of pine, citrus zest, vanilla, and a little smoke and leather. A non-specific berry scent too, I think. And of course, DANK HOPS. Love it.

Okay the flavor took me by surprise a bit. A bright, astringent blend of citrus rind and well... DRY hops hits hard and fast like a ninja. We're talking an initial hops assault on the DIPA level here. In the aftermath of this I can taste some caramel, nuttiness, and a dry breadiness wrapping things up. What a ride!

The body is decidedly full, which I am decidedly happy with.

Being a blend of beers I'd already tried, I wasn't sure how distinctive this would be, but I think the dry-hopping made it stand out. Truly an ale worthy of being associated with Stone's prestigious family of bastard beers. It IS the progeny of tho others, after all.

Kuaff, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige colored head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: An interesting mix of caramel malts, citrusy hops, pine resin hops and oak is present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the hops are more prominent and lend a moderate to strong amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish (especially the piney hops). Hints of alcohol and vanilla are also noticeable. Once the beer warms up, the vanilla flavors become stronger.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied, crisp and very dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Some alcohol heat is perceptible.
O: This beer is like smelling salts in that tasting the hop bitterness will definitely wake you up, but there's an interesting enough mix of flavors to make it something you can sip and savor. It definitely tastes like a hybrid between an imperial IPA and a strong ale.

metter98, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Sammy
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Excellent hoppy beer. Pours golden with a foamy half inch of head. Citrus hop aromas. Aggressive hops that are muted by a great and substantive malting. Citrus and light fruity tastes. Oh so drinkable.The hops do act to wear down the taste buds somewhat.

Sammy, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of timontheroad
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10-24-14. Pours a clear dark Amber, with one finger of bubbly tan head that quickly faded to a thin film. Aroma is piney, with some caramel and sweet toffee notes. Taste is resiny and fruity up front, with the sweetness and woody flavors following on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, but it coats the tongue nicely, making you continually want more. Overall, this one is quite nice, with a lot going on, quite a nice melange of flavors, blending into a great brew.

timontheroad, Today at 05:14 AM
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4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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Photo of Redneckwine
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber into tulip

Appearance - Murky, cloudy amber/brown. 1.5 finger tan head recedes slowly into a foamy cap, excellent lacing.

Smell - Sweet honeyed malts and the fruity hops mingle very nicely to produce some aromas that invoke gingerbread cookies and spicy fruitcake. Fruity, citrusy hops ultimately dominate the aroma beautifully.

Taste - So complex! First off comes a sweet, fruity, citrusy, mildly piney hop assault, but that gives way to spicy, toasty, bready malts, THEN in comes a touch of smooth, smoky, earthy oak and a touch of vanilla complexity with a whiff of booze. Finishes off-dry and decidedly hoppy with a moderately bitter pine resin bite barely winning out over toasty, biscuity malts.

Feel - Really smooth and creamy medium-full body. Carb is gentle but ample enough to carry the big flavor around and do some scrubbing.

Overall - What a badass beer; Stone killed this one. The flavor is deep, complex, and comes in waves. The massive hopping really cuts through the mix, yet blends and complements the other flavors instead of clashing. A masterfully crafted brew, and one of the better brews I've had in quite a while.

Redneckwine, Yesterday at 04:46 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Yeah. Yummy.

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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