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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,117 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,117
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 113
Gots: 343 | FT: 8
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Deep amber body with a cream colored cap of foam that isn't overwhelming in size, but leaves a load of sticky lacing.

Resiny pine fills the nose, immediately followed by tangy citrus and very tart apple aromas. Caramel and a vague woodiness lie underneath. Huge pine and grapefruit bitterness cuts through the thick malty body. Some apple pie and a touch of oak in the warm (but not boozy) finish. Dries out somewhat, leaving a finish that's more bready than sweet. Kind of a big brother version of Arrogant Bastard, at once aggressive on the hoppy and malty ends of the spectrum. Well done.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Draft pour into a pint glass for $6.25. Sampled 12/13/10, immediately after it's release.

A: Pours with 3 fingers of frothy head which was dumped by the bartender and replaced with beer in liquid form. Light creamy brown in color and long lasting. As the head recedes, it sticks to the glass something fierce and continues to coat in barely interrupted sheets. The body is a dark ruby amber blend and pretty clear despite being thoroughly saturated.

S: Extremely hop forward aroma. The bitterness is evident even on the nose. Pith of grapefruit and orange with deep rooted piney scents. A light fruity component is indistinguishable but it adds another layer of complexity.

T: Big resonating flavors of dank earth mixed with well-conditioned leather. Harshly bitter. A papery note works its way onto the back end of the palate. The alcohol doesn't hit you over the head, but it's presence can be felt from the warming sensation.

M: Slick and oily in texture. A full body coats the tongue and provides a long finish which is then cleaned up by the finely fizzy bubbles. The finish is very dry from the biting carbonation and extreme amount of IBUs.

D: [DRINKABILITY] This beer is good to either start or end the night with, but it's definitely not for long term imbibing. I suppose you *could* go several rounds, and then you're cross eyed vision could probably make sense of the mumbo-jumbo spelling in the beer's name.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of StormKing47. Into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Deep red in color with a khaki colored head, not quite half an inch thick with awesome head retention. Head is incredibly dense and as it slowly recedes it leaves behind huge gobs of sticky lacing.

S: Pretty serious hop note up front with a decent amount of malt backbone, key note is piney resinous hops though. Surprising amount of oak in the nose as well, for this being a blend. A little bit of booze in there. Fairly bready malt, all around a nice smelling beer.

T: Wow, its everything and then some. Each "bastard" shows its face. Fair amount of bready malts, caramel, and just a touch of roast. Right when this beer starts to verge on the sweetness of a bigger maltier beer, it gets bitter and woody with a great lingering finish of oak and resinous hops. Has a few notes of citrus and even some honey. This is pretty damn tasty.

M: The thing that really stands out to me is how dry the beer is, carbonation is absolutely spot on, just enough to break things up and keep it from getting to thick. Not hot, but there's a touch of warmth here. Nice.

D: It won't be hard to split this bomber with my girlfriend, not at all. I really like this blend, and I think it works quite well. A solid beer. Glad I got to try this cuvee de bastard.

Thanks Josh!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured hard into my Lucifer snifter.

Sight: Sorrel colored body, ruby highlights through the middle when held up to light. When poured hard, a beige head develops, but later dies down to a reasonable, finger-thick cap. Lacing left seems light and lacey, with no cool word to describe it.

Smell: A bit of pine, caramel, and lightly woody aromas. I doubt as hoppy in smell as a regular A.B.

Taste: Pine persists from to finish. The middle speaks with a touch of dryness, due to the oaked part of the triad. There are hints of malt and a little caramel or butterscotch, but not sure which, made difficult to discern due to hoppy nature. There is somehow, a smoothness or perhaps balance to the taste, all the ingredients playing in harmony with each other. Is this due to the beer being a blend of three others? Other reviewers mention the malt (of the D.B.?) taming the hops, which makes sense to me after reading it. As it warms, I think the oaked part of the triad is easier to taste, too.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Carbonation is evident, but not crisp and bubbly like a Belgian dubbel or tripel (I mean, it is an American strong ale, not a Belgian thing). There is a fair amount of body and coating to the beer on the tongue. I feel a light film on my teeth.

Overall: A neat idea of a beer, and great taste. I am pretty sure I can detect each of the three original brews, and would love to catch this on draft. A fnei boj Ontes, m’I pterty urse er’ew the lukcy basartds.

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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