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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,809 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 102
Gots: 265 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

rbrefbeerman, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Proclarush, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Hessian257, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, pretty fresh.

Pours clear reddish copper with a two finger light beige head that leaves some spiderwebs of lacing and holds a wispy cap and bubbly ring.

Aroma is grapefruit and citrus hops, some pine, good caramel malt, a hint of vanilla and oak, some apples and other fruits hiding underneath. Good strength.

Flavor starts with some resinous hops, citrus, some pine, serious caramel malt backbone, a little vanilla and oak, good bitterness with only mild sweetness.

Medium bodied, a bit sticky, oily, medium carbonation.

Pretty tasty stuff, glad I got a chance to try it. Really need to get around to trying some Double Bastard....

elgiacomo, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of axeman9182
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

220z bottle, poured into my Duvel tulip.

The beer pours a rich ruby, with faint light red highlights when exposed to direct light. The light tan head is impressive after a vigorous pour, 3+ fingers. Head retention is great, but not world class, and while some lacing is left coating the glass there could stand to be more. The nose is a one trick pony, pure resinous, citrusy hops. Credit for just how pungent the aroma is though. After that, the taste is kind of a let down in that the hops don't pack nearly as much punch. This leaves room for some caramel maltiness to come through at the start, along with just a faint suggestion of the Oaked AB contribution. Then the hops, potent though much less so than in the aroma, come in to close things up. The mouthfeel is probably the best part of Lucky Bastard. The body is creamy without crossing over into stout-like viscosity, and the carbonation is lively and expressive while stopping short of fizziness. LuckY Bastard is a very good beer, but I feel like the blend featured to much of the relatively more malty Double Bastard, and not enough of the raw hop aggression of Arrogant Bastard, which is the beer they're supposed to be celebrating.

axeman9182, Dec 12, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

johnnyboy76, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

deereless, Today at 02:21 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

RobertColianni, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

FreshZ, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somehow I missed that this was part of the "enjoy by" series (Bottle says "Enjoy by Jan 31, 2013" so take this with a grain of salt). Oh well.
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Reddish amber color with a billowy, lingering one-finger head
S: Great malt/hop balance. A bit of toffee, a bit of resin
T: Complex, with notes of rye, toasted wheat, toffee, resin, citrus
M: Fairly full-bodied, a bit thick but complex & pleasant
O: This certainly doesn't seem at all old or off, but as good as it is it makes me want to try one out in date. Well done, Stone!

ONUMello, Apr 20, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, clear ruby red with a light brown, frothy, pillowy head that builds well and fades slowly leaving behind good lace and great retention. Nice when held up to light.

S: Huge burst of sweet, roasted malt, caramelized sugar, maple sugar, wood, earth, and a bit of booze. Give it a swirl to build the head again and some really complex aromas come out. Maple syrup, bourbon, dark, dried fruits...as the beer warms, some strange metallic aromas come out and it smells too sweet. I'm not gonna knock it too much because it's been in my glass for nearly two hours.

T: The flavors are very complex, as well. Heavily roasted, almost smoked or charred malt stand out with hints of booze and wood. The booze is very complementary with the malt character. In my opinion, the blend works out really well. I'm a big fan of this.

M: Surprisingly not-so-heavy body with a clean, flavorful finish. Fairly cloying at room temperature with plenty of time to breathe. But that's just the heavy roasted malt tiring out the palate I'm sure.

O: Awesome concept with equally awesome execution. To me, the Oaked Bastard really shows itself. Fantastic stuff!

Gatch, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 05, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

Pours a deep red/brown color with a small head that doesnt hang around for very long. A ton of sweet malts, a mild waft of alcohol and that signature, spicy Arrogant Bastard hop profile. Round creamy body, the sweetness of the malts dominate the flavor but i never once found the beer to be too cloying. Complex and layered with characteristics of all the beers blended showing their stuff. I loved it, im not the biggest Double Bastard fan and IMO this blend showed that beer wonderfully. Great job.

ATPete, Jul 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

GuttaMane138, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

KG710, Nov 04, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer review number 666! It may as well be from Stone.
At this moment I'm feeling like a Lukcy Basartd right now sitting and drinking this beer.
Looks and smells quite a bit like Arrogant Bastard- deep mahagony color with a tan head that laces the glass as the liquid depletes. Toffee, caramel and tea scents to go along with some herbal notes.
The initial hop bite is really, really good. A bright lemon citrus that I really enjoy gives way to a more bitter, grapefruit character that settles into a resinous pine. An ipa preemptive strike with a strong ale aramada following close behind. Sweetened black tea notes along with some more toffee.
It makes me think of Arrogant Bastard with the volume turned up a bit, but not quite turning into Double Bastard. Fans of those two will be happy with this fellow.
I appreciate the effort it took to write the text on the bottle and the relative ease of reading it. A very worthy brew for my 666th review.

ommegangpbr, Dec 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JDizzle, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kingmaker, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

laxer8811, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Roguer, Oct 31, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Mersh, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Best by 1/31/13. Served in a Red Brick snifter.

Pours dark crimson with one and a half finger manilla head. A good bit of lace.

Smells of robust pine and citrus hops, sweet bread and trace vanilla. Nice.

Taste is big and hoppy. Pine, mango, orange peel, biscuit, pepper and a mild note of vanilla/oak. The booze is present but well integrated.

Medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Long bittersweet finish.

A big bold hop-filled strong ale. I haven't tried the oaked version but I think I like this more than either the standard or the double. Nice blend of flavors, smells pleasant and a good feel. Well worth a try if you see it. I'd certainly drink it again.

ThickNStout, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jakea, Nov 15, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This poured dark with a ruby hue. Some yeast like speckles on the initial pour but settles down clear. Ample off white head that dwindled slowly to a nice ring and cap. Excellent retention and good legs. Nose is inviting bitter hops, grapefruit with sweet malt underneath. Oaked presence off the nose and a little pine. Hops are softer on the nose than on the palate. Slick, resiny, long finish but slightly wet with a bitter aftertaste. Body is medium heavy, a touch imbalanced, and favors the sweet aspect of the malt and citrus despite the abundance of bitterness. It’s an agreeable contradiction though at 8.5 ABV.

utopiajane, Jun 11, 2013
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.