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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,385
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 96
Gots: 178 | 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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chilidog

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

Picked up a few of these at Jungle Jims, cinci. One of which signed by Greg himself.

It pours an awesome red, nice off-white head. Lace, so so.

Aroma of sweet malts with a citric background.
Taste is of citric ale well balanced with good hop balance.

Taste starts out citric with hints of malts. Sugar sweetness with Arragant hops.

Mouth is coated sweet dryness.

Easy drink with flavor. Lucky to try it.

03-06-2011 05:32:13 | More by chilidog
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sukwonee

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-12-2012 03:24:08 | More by sukwonee
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip, best before 1/31/13. Poured aggressive down the center and got a huge 4 inch off white head, hangs around awhile before coating the glass with lace. Smell is citrus, carmel, pine, toffee, bready, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is very big, sweet carmel and toffee up-front, with a burst of grapefruit, citrus, and alcohol in the finish, really well done. Body is medium large, with plenty of carbonation, more lush than dry, and very approachable. This is another hoppy gem from Stone.

11-04-2012 13:35:46 | More by SawDog505
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%

Thanks to Bendurgin for sharing. Nice medium-dark amber in appearance with a decent half inch off white head.

The smell is very very hoppy. No malt sweetness is detected. The hop aromas are full of tropical fruit flavor and a hint of orange.

Nice taste that reminds me immediately of the oaked variety of Arrogant Bastard in the balance of hops and malt. There is a nice malt sweetness to balance out the hop flavor. I get a lot of melon flavor from the hops. It's enjoyable, but not the greatest thing ever.

The mouthfeel is nice and sparkling; not too aggressive. This could either be a sipper or a quick drinker, depending on the mood. I actually like it a lot.

12-18-2010 07:23:28 | More by andrewinski1
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

On tap again at Uptown Brothers in Denver. Served in a schooner glass and was a red copper color with very good head retention. Absolutely loved the aroma with very vivid citrusy hop tones with a slighthint of vanilla and oak. Flavor upfront was again the citrus hops followed by some serious malt character. Not overly bitter or sweet, very good balance.

Very good beer. I plan on stocking up with a few bombers.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 12-30-2010 20:51:24

01-28-2012 17:53:15 | More by hopfacebrew
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-17-2012 21:16:38 | More by jsurfs82
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%

Lukcy Basartd opens to an intense hoppy aroma that spills over the open bottle with heavy, deep shades of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine resin, mint, eucalyptus, anise, and menthol. The beer in fact smells at first far more like a fresh-ground pound of hop pellets than a beer. After a few seconds these initial hop-heavy aromas fade somewhat, allowing an intensely sugary base to shine through, with orange, berry, apricot, peach, cherry, and white grape fruit esters, thick brown sugars, vanilla, and candi sugar. Toast crust and biscuit form an earthy base. As a whole, the nose is great, immediately promising to be a hophead’s dream, but then allowing enough sugars to come through to speak of a well-made all-around beer, instead of just a hop bomb.

On the tongue, the beer is intensely, unsurprisingly hoppy, with pine resin and grapefruit rind up front, supported by a varied hop armada of dandelion stem, mint, menthol, eucalyptus, and some of the largest anise flavors I’ve encountered in a beer. There are also a huge amount of sugars in here—there have to be, to be noticed against the hops—bringing orange, berry, cherry, apricot, and peach fruit notes, as well as brown sugars. Toast crust, burnt toast, and biscuit add earthy complexity. In subsequent sips the hops become even more pronounced, but the sugars seem to die off a little, or at least the tongue is so overwhelmed with bitterness that the sugars aren’t noticed. The beer does take on a medicine-like black licorice overtone in these subsequent mouthfuls, which combines with the pine resin and 8.5% ABV to form an oily, clingy, alcohol-vapor cloud that claws its way up the nasal cavities. The aftertaste is mainly bitter piney hops, with some sugars fighting for attention, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is a slick medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is seriously hoppy beer, and anyone not familiar with the extremities to which hops can be pushed should stay very far away, as this will probably be so licorice and anise-laden as to be gag-worthy. But true hopheads will likely find this superb, featuring a stunning and powerful array of hop flavors. The beer does suffer somewhat from the heaviness of the hops, however, especially in the licorice overtone, and could have used either slightly less hops, or slightly more fruits to balance things out. Still, this is amazing brew, and worth trying.

11-20-2012 00:59:50 | More by jondeelee
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-23-2013 00:18:49 | More by vcoggins
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-27-2014 07:59:27 | More by lonewolfcry
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%

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?

11-17-2012 06:01:15 | More by TheMultiYeast
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-31-2012 01:48:28 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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billshmeinke

California

4.13/5  rDev -1%

From notes.

Billowing two fingers of head. Good retention. Really good lacing. Semi murky dark red body. 4
Piney grassy and herbal notes on the nose. Not too much malt in the nose just a touch of brown sugar like sweetness. 3.5
Tastes like brown sugar dusted orange rind. A nice toffee malt presence with citrusy (orange rind/lemon/grapefruit), grassy, tobacco, and resinous huge hop punch on the end. Oaky and extremely resinous finish. 4.5
Full bodied well carbonated. Zesty and bitter. 4
This is a really good idea. Perhaps my favorite bastard renditions. 4

06-28-2011 01:34:58 | More by billshmeinke
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JRed

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%

Beautiful blood red body with a large off-white head. Hops, earth, spices, toast, and molasses in the nose. Malty, toffee, earth, spices, hops, a dry finish. This beer packs major flavor and is still amiable on the palate throughout. Thick in mouthfeel. A wonderful maltbomb with hop presence.

12-26-2010 00:44:31 | More by JRed
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kaseydad

California

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into my big Duvel glass and I am met with a beautiful burgandy ale which looks almost too good to drink...almost. Big frothy head with staying power and major lacing all over the glass. The combination of all the bastards produces a citrus (little orange, little pineapple), piney and a slight floral scent. I would have a liked a little more in this area. The taste is bitter up front followed by an even bitterer (if that's a word) swallow and aftertaste. There is also a slight grassy taste and yellow grapefruit is definitely in the mix. Well done. The combo works. Drinkability is good although the flavor will knock your palate around and kill the buds after awhile. The bomber I consumed was perfect for the session but anymore would be overkill in my opinion. Overall I love the concept of combining the bastards and in the end it has created a winner.

01-29-2011 02:13:41 | More by kaseydad
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user785335

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-31-2012 19:58:51 | More by user785335
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

22 oz bomber.

Appearance: A fine looking beer. Clear dark red with a light tan colored head. Pretty good retention down to some little swirls on the surface. Some sheets of lacing in the snifter, but nothing that sticks and dries.

Smell: Very pine sappy and citrusy hops. There is oak and sweet smelling caramel malt. Very hoppy and very malty, it smells balanced and inviting.

Taste: One of the biggest hits of pine flavor I've experienced in a while. Sweet citrus hops swirl in and out, but pine rules here. Again, good malty balance with some toast and caramel. Oaky vanilla too. I really like this.

Moouthfeel: Fairly aggressive and slightly tingly carbonation, but its not overdone and works well. Slick in the mouth and sticky resin on the finish.

Drinkability: Excellent beer. Gotta go get some more.

12-04-2010 02:14:14 | More by rapidsequence
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Skunkdrool

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-22-2013 22:31:50 | More by Skunkdrool
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Sazz9

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-21-2013 20:20:42 | More by Sazz9
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-26-2013 01:44:24 | More by Kenai4
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illini4x4


3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-07-2012 00:34:41 | More by illini4x4
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-15-2013 01:54:00 | More by juliusseizure
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2012 23:24:31 | More by JustinMatthew
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -11.3%

Thanks to sitarist for the generous LIF...this is one of the 4 offerings sent.
Pours a rust color w/ a generous two fingers of light tan head. Lacing is thick and lasts for the entire glass.
Decent aroma. More biscuit malt than hops which surprises me when it comes to Stone. With a lingering nose, some nice fruity notes shine through and things start to balance out.
Taste is more balanced up front. The good news is I like the hop profile and there is a solid bitterness that accompanies the fruitiness.
Not a thin beer, but does not feel very heavy for a strong ale. ABV is well hidden. I believe the body will thicken with a short time in the cellar, so I will look to pickup a bottle personally to age for 6 months. Stone's beers have proven themselves to age quite well, with the exception of their hop bombs.

12-19-2010 23:33:01 | More by warriorsoul
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ambruns1979

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-03-2012 05:27:23 | More by ambruns1979
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stewart124

Ohio

4.69/5  rDev +12.5%

22oz bottle with a drink by date of 01/31/13

Ruby red and brilliantly clear. Dense off-white head that lingers nicely.

The nose has plenty of pine and i'm not sure if I have started to get used to this smell or if it dissipates quickly but I lose some pine after just couple minutes.

Medium body with a smooth character overall. Huge background bitterness and just a touch of vanilla. Maybe some oak but I am stretching here. Very carbonated and it finishes very dry. Still that lingering piney bite on the tongue.

It doesn't take long for one's tastebuds to be beaten into submission. Medium caramel throughout. White grapefruit is probably the big citrusy note I get from the hops.

Delicious and well worth the price.

01-27-2013 03:48:09 | More by stewart124
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,385 ratings.