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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 102
Gots: 180 | 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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Photo of vandemonian
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale is a delicious variation on the bastard series.

A: Dark red orange colour and a huge head that lasts. 5

S: Piney hop aroma with some sweet maltiness too. 4.5

T: Malty with a pine woody tang from the hops. The finish is woody with a slight alcohol kick. 4.5

M: Silky with some slight carbonation. The hop oils are noticeable. 4.5

O: Yum, Yum. It has the hoppiness of Arrogant Bastard with some of the complexity of Double Bastard. 4.5

vandemonian, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a huge head which took it's time dissipating. Hazy copper color and a slow eruption of tiny bubbles slowly working toward the surface. Strong IPA hoppy smell with pine and fruits - and a taste to match. To me this seems virtually identical to Double Bastard, and I'm not complaining about that because I enjoyed both a lot, but I suspect Lukcy Basartd is basically a remarketing of the other.

MoreThanWine, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Irrationalist, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Patrick999
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm not entirely sure what to expect here. Didn't read any reviews. I'll give it the royal treatment in the Stone imperial pint, though. I don't like Double Bastard much, love Oaked AB, and am cool with regular AB....so who knows?

Pours on the darker side of amber. Creamy looking head and excellent retention with lace.

If it tastes the way it smells, I think I'm going to like it quite a bit. It's all typical Stone, green hops like you just picked them and rubbed them in your hands. Don't smell much alcohol, either, the influence of Double Bastard seems to be minimized, which is fine with me. A little vegetal note, and a little acetone as it warms that I'm not crazy about - I think it had a more focused hop aroma cold, so I'm going to drop it a half-point from the 4.5 I was originally going to give.

Hmm, I think this owes the most to Oaked AB. Piney, soapy hops hit hard up front, of course. But then they get rounded out by that oaky vanilla, lending a soft, smooth finish that beckons another sip. I believe that this rounding-out helps the feel as well, as it seems silky.

Well, I have to admit, I was expecting something overblown and difficult to drink. It's no lightweight at 8.5%, sure, but it's not really that overbearing. I like.

Patrick999, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jsurfs82, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of JizackFH
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This pours a very dark red that looks beautiful when held to the light. It has a very nice 2 1/2 finger off-white head that left good lacing on the glass.

S - As expected it smells a lot like arrogant bastard. I'm getting a lot of piney and citrusy hops. There is also an oakiness and some sweetness present. Notes of caramel.

T - There is a big explosion of pine hops here. It starts out kind of subtle, but gets stronger and stronger. There are nice citrus notes the whole time the bitterness is building. There is some sweet maltiness as well as some vanilla notes. the finish is quite bitter, and the piney bitterness really sticks to the back of the tongue and mouth giving you a pucker feeling. The bitterness really sticks around for quite some time.

M - This has a medium body with a good amount of carbonation. It has a sticky quality and the bitterness really lingers in the mouth. It is also quite smooth

D - I would say that the drinkability is good. It goes down well and has a great flavor. This was the only bottle of this the store had in stock, so I had to grab it. I am glad I got the chance to try this one for sure.

JizackFH, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of AlexChillton
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

AlexChillton, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of stevec32
4/5  rDev -4.1%

stevec32, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark reddish brown with a finger of head, decent retention and lacing.

Totally hop forward..evergreen, some citrus, some sweet grains in the back for balance.

Big bitterness throughout, oily hops, overwhelming pine, long dry bitter finish.

Medium bodied, dry.

Good but too much going on. Why complicate things by blending bastards?

TheMultiYeast, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of HopsintheSack
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

HopsintheSack, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of tswater
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

tswater, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of tastymug
4/5  rDev -4.1%

tastymug, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of ssjkyle
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ssjkyle, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Sazz9
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Sazz9, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of marct
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

marct, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of brew3crew
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my new Founders Sniffer
A- Dark cooper with white head that retains
S-Nice hoppy wooden smell. malt is starting to come through with age.
T-transfers from hoppy to more mellow as the beer warms up. Very subtle undertones of caramel. Sweeter than I expected.
M-Medium bodied. Leaves a nice wooden after taste in my mouth
D-very drinkable. Enjoyed it with the start of the superbowl

brew3crew, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of Skunkdrool
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Skunkdrool, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of sukwonee
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

sukwonee, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of TheHoppiest
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours a cloudy tan, like the color of iced tea. Has a minimal, soapy head that clings like a ring around the rim.

Has a yeasty, bready smell, with grape, currant and burnt sugar. The fruity aroma is quite pleasing.

Bitterly bitter, this beer is a 72 year old virgin who was just laid off for the 37th time and is living in his 2nd cousin's rat infested basement. Slightly sweet, somewhat fruity, the bitterness of this awesome ale allows full flavor before leveling your mouth to the floor with awesome bitter.

Medium to full bodied, this brew leaves your tongue feeling dry and your throat spiced.

Stone's Bastard series is always a good bet for a tasty beer, and this one does not disappoint. While excellent, I'm not seeing much difference between this and their regular Arrogant Bastard.

TheHoppiest, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of FanofHefe
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on the bottle, but another great example of art work on the bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Deep, hazy, brown body with red and orange hues. One finger tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving small amount of lace along the glass.

Two-tone aroma: grassy, resiny hops and caramel malt. In this bottle, the malt is more prominent in the aroma than the hops.

Tasty combination of the piney, grapefruit hops and the sweet caramel malt. The oak comes through much more in the flavor than in the aroma. Small amount of spices and dark fruit peek through in the flavors as well.

Medium mouthfeel that goes down easily with very little notice of the alcohol. This may be my favorite "bastard." Something about the combination of these brews that works well.

FanofHefe, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of WritersBlock
5/5  rDev +19.9%

WritersBlock, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Vdubb86
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter on tap at the Barley House in Algonquin, IL

This beer is served a ruby red color with an ecru foam adorning the surface. The smell is overpowering with hoppy aroma. Many would like that, I'm putting out there, for the record, that this much hops makes me nervous. The taste is really quite hoppy, but there is a bit of a caramel taste thrown into the background just so that it's not a liquid made up entirely of hops. The mouthfeel is quite bitter, but that's something that I've grown to expect from Stone. Overall this was a good beer, I understand that there are many will love it, I respect it, and that's as far as I'm going.

Vdubb86, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of ambruns1979
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ambruns1979, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark copper in color with a large bronzed head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves behind a little ring of lace and some foam floating on the beer.

Smell: All of the bastards are here- a wealth of citric and piney hops dominate, with woody aromas and toasty malt in the background, along with a tea-like hint.

Taste: Begins woody and bitter, rounding out to some buttery flavors and finishing with strong earthy, woody, and citric hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth body with light carbonation and an intense dry finish from the hops.

Drinkability: A great " cuvee de Bastard"- all of the Bastards are here and all complement each other well (which is to be expected). A very nice brew, better than any single Bastard- too bad it will only be around for a short time. Get this while you can!

Mosstrooper, Dec 24, 2010
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.