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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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2,324 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,324
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 125
Gots: 407 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010

Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

A dry-hopped blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass

The color is a dark orange/amber with a finger of foamy white head and some nice laving left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy with some piney hops and some grassy flavor that is a little like a Douglas fur tree. Citrus fruits are there as well with some sweetness there as well from the malts.

The feel of this beer is smooth and goes down easy. There is a nice medium body to it and seems to lighten in the middle before some bitterness tighten things up. This is pretty drinkable even after I was a little worried it would be a challenge after the first sip things just fell in line.

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a large snifter.

A: Pours a dark hazy brown with a 1.5finger off white head. Head settles to a thin film with plenty amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of dark fruits, oak, some vanilla and earthy pine.

T: Close to the nose. Peculiar blend of earthy pine/resin, oak, vanilla and dark fruits.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

O: Interesting flavor. I don't get one over the others. Not bad but almost has that suicide flavor/feel to it. Not quite there, but still really good.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clearish light to dark brown hue with awesome head and tons of lacing clinging to the glass. Only fault is that it looks a little thin bodied.

S: Grassy hops that remind me of Pliny's aroma faintly and a spicier malt backbone. Nice.

T: A beautiful blend. Hints of the oak mix with the aggressive piney hops and spiky bready malt. Citrus bitterness at the back of the palate. Awesome. Very stone aggressive.

M: Smooth, great carbonation and a hearty feel. Alcohol well hidden.

D: Great beer thats pretty easy to drink through quickly and wish you had more. Nice offering from Stone.

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4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gentle pour yields 1/4 finger of tan head with good retention. Clear burgundy liquid. Nice

S: Nice juicy crisp hops and tropical fruit. Slight toffee, subdued but pronounced Man Candy.

T: Burnt roast, fish oil, all Bastard, cacophonous. Not as dominant as I remember Bastards being, semi-subdued in fact. Delicious and balanced. Great guava and papaya, sweet as well. Where's the alcohol?

M: Gentle, balanced, mellow but bitter. No heat.

D: Very nice. I want another and will buy again. This blend of the three is better than any of them alone. One of the best I've had from Stone.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am one lucky bastard to find this on the shelves before its best-by date; I’ve seen the previous release, but fairly recently, so it must have been past its prime. Cheers to fresh beer, and to Stone for slapping a distinct “ENJOY BY JAN 31, 2013”on the side of the bottle – thank you.

A: An excellent color: pours a crystal-clear ruby red that shimmers in the glass. Short, bubbly head pops and fizzes for thirty seconds or so before it dissipates, leaving a negligible amount of tan retention. Wet lacing slides back slowly into the body.

S: There’s almost no nose on this one – is my nose just not very sensitive today, or is this not the pungent hopfest I expect from Stone? From what I can make out, there’s a sweet butterscotch backbone with notes of cherry and fig under a citrusy hop note of mango, kiwi, and some resins. Once I pour it into a glass with more of a tapered lip and let it warm up, I can make out more black ale roast, dark fruits, and bourbon – smells just like hookah smoke, oddly enough.

T: A single sip puts the hairs up on my arm and a warmth on my tongue – that’s a strong beer. Forward tastes of black malt, toasted bread, thick hop oils, and booze, mixing every one of the viscous tastes you can get from a strong ale. Decadently smooth, the sweets thicken every motion of the palate like it’s drenched in malt, so much that even the oily hops get a smoky, syrupy kick. Mango, strawberry, lime, and pine from those hop tastes, though with a sweet grape underpinning to remind me of that hookah character from before. Finishes mild like the nose: nothing but a bit of lemon zest and toasted grain lingers.

M: As said before, this is a smooth beer; not barleywine-thick, but it’s close. Low carbonation and lots of malt to the body.

O: This was a pretty good beer, but I would rather have any of the bastards individually. I don’t know exactly where it’s coming from, but there’s contradicting flavors between the blends and it shows. But the greatness that is Stone comes through every time, showing full, satisfying flavors throughout. I can’t complain.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,324 ratings.