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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,863
Reviews: 709
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 102
Gots: 274 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Cook82, Sunday at 08:30 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Boca-X, Sunday at 08:09 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

schnarr84, Sunday at 07:42 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bcsbeer, Sunday at 06:16 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TechTriumph, Sunday at 05:17 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

EddieH, Sunday at 05:10 PM
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/20/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around that glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, oak, light vanilla, and floral/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of big citrus/tropical hops, moderate dark malt sweetness, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, oak, light vanilla, and floral/oak earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, oak, and floral/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops, dark/bready malt, and moderate oak flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an fantastic blended strong ale style. All around awesome complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops, dark/bready malt, and moderate oak flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sunday at 06:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

beb86, Sunday at 05:30 AM
Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reddish amber colored with a quarter inch of tightly knit khaki colored foam. Brussels lacing. Aroma is of amber malt and citrus hops. The flavor is jam packed with a nice interplay between cereal grain maltiness and citrus hops. The cereal grains start in the front of the palate. The mouth is moderately carbonated and a bit sticky.

Franziskaner, Sunday at 05:19 AM
Photo of hozersr
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

hozersr, Sunday at 03:48 AM
Photo of are_doubleyou
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: This Bastard pours a rich reddish brown with a thick off-white head. Very clear with no signs of haze and a few carbonation bubbles popping up. The head turns into a light lacing. It looks very inviting.

S: A complex blend of different aromas. Most forward are notes of black cherry and raisin with some oak and spicy hop notes. There are some subtle notes of roasted bread underneath, but they are very subtle compared to everything else.

T: If anything, there may be too much going on in this beer. The taste up front is crisp and hints of lightly roasted malt before being overwhelmed. The dominant flavors in the body match the aroma. A complex blend of dark fruits (most notably black cherry here), oak aged flavor and some surprisingly spicy hops. It's very well balanced and all three flavors are constantly fighting for your attention. The finish tastes more of raisin and the spicy hops. My biggest complaint is that the aftertaste is a very strong bitter with a resiny tinge that I didn't smell or taste elsewhere. However, it's hard to be too upset when it taste that good before swallowing.

F: Crisp, thick and immediate. It demands your attention by feel alone.

O: The cap said that I wasn't worthy and I might not be. This is a complex and hearty beer that should not be opened lightly. I would recommend that you try Arrogant Bastard first, but I feel anyone who likes Arrogant Bastard will love Lukcy. I love Stone's flagship. It is one of the few beers that I go back to on a regular basis and this Lukcy a hell of a treat for me. I will definitely buy a couple more to celebrate the holidays and got a strong desire to hold a Stone tasting party while drinking this.

This beer was poured from a 22oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at apx. 60F.

are_doubleyou, Sunday at 03:40 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Most noticeable on the nose is a Stone classic hop blend. Not overly dank it's a more balanced profile of herbal and resiny notes.

The flavor is far more hop forward, as this is a Strong Ale. A bit of malt supports the backdrop but a herbal, floral hop sets bravely at the forefront. This is very good but simply doesn't distinguish itself from the rest of Stones repertoire

KYGunner, Sunday at 02:34 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

javatime, Sunday at 01:51 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

BcOneSeven, Sunday at 01:42 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dizzy242, Sunday at 01:06 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

LukeK, Sunday at 12:12 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is lots of lemon and pine with a little mango and grain.
The taste is a great blend of lemon, pine and grapefruit bitter with mild caramel and malty sweetness.
The texture is quite soft and nice.
Really enjoyable.

Fatehunter, Sunday at 12:02 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

MattXT, Sunday at 12:00 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%

EuellGophar, Saturday at 11:27 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

You feel like a lucky bastard when you buy this thing, and it does not disappoint. It is strong, but not an overpowering ale. You can still make out the wonderful mix of flavors., and it continues to taste great until the last swig.

Hurlshot, Saturday at 10:37 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tedho21, Saturday at 10:32 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JandJMD, Saturday at 10:17 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Roy1586, Saturday at 09:10 PM
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

zookerman182, Saturday at 08:44 PM
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,863 ratings.