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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,375 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 94
Gots: 178 | FT: 4
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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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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

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?

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep brownish reddish color with an off-white head that sticks around pretty well.

S - Very impressive aroma. Like a bouquet of flowers and herbs. Some earthy character. Dandelion, evergreen forest.

T - Nice caramel character and malt backbone to balance the hop character. Perceiving sweetness from both the caramel and hops.

M - Have to take mouthfeel down to just "good" since there is a bit of a cloying quality about the beer. Smooth and viscous with a nice carbonation level.

D - I'll buy this one again if I get a chance. Enjoyed it greatly.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 16:11:48 | More by leedorham
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bobhits

Kentucky

4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The flawless look of AB, the hints of oak from oaked bastard, the extreme oomph from the double bastard, hopped to hell, and flawlessly mixed together. There's nothing left to say about these 3 master pieces. That said I think this blend exemplifies the 3 beers by showcasing the best of all 3 beers and leaving behind their laws. Gone is the mellow effect of the oak, the sometimes too strong hit from the double bastard, but enough extra body that it truly surpasses the AB.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 08:55:34 | More by bobhits
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber/ brown color with tan head.

Aromas of pine and citrus and flavors of the same too, with some caramel malt thrown in.

Medium-full body with some bitterness and alcohol warmth on the finish.

This is pretty much Ruination with an Arrogant Bastard-esque malt profile. Which is what it needed all along to earn it's "arrogant" credentials.

This is good stuff, too bad it costs more than it's worth.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 01:42:51 | More by dedrinker
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kbnooshay

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful but small off white head. Body is a gorgeous clear amber. Smell is very hoppy and florally. This does taste like the beers from which this is born, but i enjoy it better. There is a great floral quality and much more malty sweetness than the others. This is also very well balanced. Feel is tingly and medium. There is the slightest drying effect. The aggressive bitterness prevents this beer from being super drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 04:39:57 | More by kbnooshay
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A special blend of 3 different Bastard Ales!!

Pours out a very deep amber/ruby color with about 3 fingers of off-white head.

The aroma has a good amount of piney, earthy and citrusy hops along with caramel malt notes, hints of vanilla and oak notes.

The taste also has a lot of hop flavor; piney, earthy and citrus notes. The middle has a good deal of caramel malt sweetness and that is followed by a decent amount of oak flavor and vanilla as well. Finishes very crisp, clean and dry.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is creamy. Can't smell or taste any alcohol.

This is a great addition to the Bastard line, but not the greatest in my opinion. Definitely try it if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 00:26:59 | More by JohnnyMc
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A Slef Trbitue to 13 Yaers of Arorgnace
Poured into a Lucifer snifter. Had with regular AB, OAB and DB in this order:
AB --> OAB --> Lukcy --> DB

Appearance 5/5
Dark ruby, rust brown colored, and slightly hazy with a big and creamy brown head with good head retention and kickass lacing.

Aroma 4.5/5
This one sure is aggressively dry hopped, to the extent that other Bastards that are no short of hops seem pale against this one. The aroma has the most intense herbal and leafy character from dry hopping. Very fresh smelling, and un-bastardly to be frank. My only complaint is the complete dominance of hops on caramel and oak.

Taste 4/5
Strangely light and fruity taste, perhaps because the palate is conditioned to hop assault by now, but most likely because of the freshness introduced by intense dry hopping combined with the dark caramel sweetness. Yes, the sweetness of malts finally shows up among the group and it's not surprising that it's coming from Double Bastard. However, oak still seems absent.

Mouthfeel 5/5
Body is certainly bigger than AB and OAB. Low carbonation, or perceived so because of higher temperature. Clean finish with a long lasting bitterness and hop flavor.

Drinkability 5/5
Very good.

Other
This is Bastard & a half if you ask me! I can't tell if I'd like to age this one because the hop character will fade, but it's a shame that oakiness is completely shadowed in this version.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 10:23:48 | More by tewaris
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aubuc1

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a dark amber/brown ith a steady light tan head.

Smell is a pine bomb with tart citrus.

Taste is a delightful bitter, biscuity with a dry finish. Oddly balanced.

Good mouthfeel but very drinkable.

Great beer from stone.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 01:06:30 | More by aubuc1
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-02-2012 03:39:48 | More by mixed_master7
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip Style Glass. A hard pour gives a strong frothy head tan in color with a lot of lacing and glass retention. It looks initially dark enough to be a porter during the pour, but that changed pretty quickly. When held up to the light it's more of a chestnut/mahogany color. Clearly not filtered,particles all over the place, pretty hazy.

Smell is wonderful. It's one hoppy smelling beer. The good part about this, is there are clearly a ton of hops put in, but it's never overly hoppy. Dry piney hops with a hint of citrus zest. Slight touch of alcohol to warm the nose, with just a hint of sweetness from the malts, slightly smokey/earthy tones. All of it's pretty well balanced, a really good smelling beer.

Taste is equally excellent. It's hoppy and bitter, yet much sweeter than I expected. As mentioned earlier, very hoppy. Dry hopped pine dominate the hoppy portion, still some slight citrus zest again, slightly grassy and a little herbal as well. Well malted for added sweetness. The oaked portion comes out in the flavor, it has a nice smokey and oak aftertaste that's a great addition to the flavor. Well balanced, close to perfect.

Mouthfeel is top notch. It's on the fuller end of medium bodied. Almost a sweet honey-butter texture with a clean/bitter, yet smokey, finish. Absolutely wonderful. This beer is dangerously drinkable. You could use this as a slow sipper, yet could easily pound it if you're not paying attention.

Another freaking home-run from Stone, absolutely wonderful brew. If this weren't a specialty brew and available year round, I'd probably always have it at my disposal.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 01:04:27 | More by AndyAvalanche
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2012 18:54:14 | More by PhineasGage
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imyourhero21

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-27-2014 19:38:29 | More by imyourhero21
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2013 05:37:55 | More by slimntubbs
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-14-2011 07:43:08 | More by Travisnin
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fmccormi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-14-2011 22:27:03 | More by fmccormi
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-22-2012 06:51:56 | More by KC9LDB
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-03-2012 16:02:12 | More by Gtg642
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-20-2011 12:44:18 | More by mmcnaughton
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany color with a thick tan head that retains well and leaves impressive lacing...a real looker. The aroma is equally impressive with huge fresh pine and citrus hops, orange marmalade, caramel and vanilla, fruity esters, toasted bread and some alcohol...the hops really pop in the aroma. The flavor is similar with massive piney and citrusy hop notes upfront, along with some grapefruit, orange jam, caramel, toffee, oak and vanilla, fruity esters, toasted bread and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is on the thick side and drinkability is pretty good despite the hop onslaught and ABV. The is an exceptional beer, the hops are incredibly pungent and fresh and there is a nice malty complexity, easily my favorite of the Bastard series...I hope I can pick up some more of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 05:16:28 | More by silver0rlead
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-18-2012 23:04:26 | More by stevec32
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

08-02-2013 01:57:03 | More by mwbrady12
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-06-2013 00:20:53 | More by WVUbrew
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jeffjeff1

California

4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My wife picked this up for me last night at her work.

Appearance- brownish color, good size head

Smell- piney hops

Taste- rich flavor, sweet malt, hops, very balanced and very interesting

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- It was very good. I will be trying to get some more.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 22:44:43 | More by jeffjeff1
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MadScientist

New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A medium-dark copper with good clarity. The persistent head forms a good stand of rocky light tan bubbles that leave a sticky lacing on the side of the glass.

S: A heady, strong bouquet of tropical and citrus hops aromas with pineapple and lemon being the dominate notes with supporting mango and orange. There is a bit of an herbaceous, grassy note from dry hopping. The malt adds a moderately-light, clean sweet note.

T: Aggressive hops bitterness dominates with an equally supportive malt bill that brings a light caramel, a bit of dry grain and clean sweetness. There is a good amount of hops flavor with the pineapple and lemon still take the lead with a bit more pine than in the nose followed by some orange. The balance is very bitter but the malt sweetness is still very apparent. The alcohol bring a light sweetness towards the off-dry finish with a lingering citrus peel-like bitterness.

M: A lightly creamy, slightly more than medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. There is light alcohol warmth and a slight tingle on the palate.

O: Lucky Bastard indeed, at least for any self described hopheads! This beer is an outstanding, huge West Coast tropical/citrus hop bomb.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:49:40 | More by MadScientist
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.