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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,284 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,284
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 120
Gots: 387 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010

Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

A dry-hopped blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Seanibus
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another major winner from Stone. This is like a liquid creme brulee. Or more accurately, like a creme brulee without the creme.

Pours a deep purply amber with a big, fluffy tanish head that falls to a sticky curtain of lace. The aroma is huge and carmelly, with a big dose of citrusy hops that takes a dark, plummy turn in conjunction with the malt. The flavor is like burnt caramel, with a sweet, charred edge. The hops are huge and sweet and blowzy, citrusy and piny. The mouthfeel is chewy and firm, with a bitter, carmel crunch to it.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours a slightly hazy amber to light brown color, with good carbonation and a small white head. the smell is resinous with pine and citrus notes. the taste has a slight oakiness to it from the oaked arrogant bastard in it. you also get the pine and citrus notes in the flavor as well. the mouthfeel light to medium with nice carbonation, this is also a very drinkable beer

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bamadog
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always more than happy to try something new from Stone. Review is from notes taken on 12/6/2010 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a coppery/mahogany color and starts with a one finger khaki head that fades almost immediately to a very faint and incomplete skim and thin ring around the surface; body is a little murky and rather dark, but you can still see through it for the most part; fair spots, strands and washes of lacing are left behind on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Yep, it's from Stone... Tons of hops that are right up front and come across a little piney, but there is a big citric aspect as well that comes across the nose like grapefruit and/or pineapple; slight malt presence hiding out in the back, but it really does allow the hops to shine.

Taste: Gotta love the West Coast and the way they use their hops out there -- tons of the bitter hops and they really come across as citric, especially grapefruit and pineapple like in the nose, but also a touch of mango, perhaps?; it does have a firm matly backing that provides just a touch of balance, but it still allows the hops to do their job; faint presence of alcohol, but for being over 9%, it's very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium weight; carbonation is super solid -- not too strong, but present enough to keep it lively yet smooth; a moderately thick, semi-dry sticky coating is left on the palate; belly is left a little warm from the bigger ABV.

Drinkability: Solid beer and a great offering from Stone; nice and bold hoppy flavors that any Bastard would be happy to imbibe; also, it's really well balanced for being the hop bomb that it is; ABV would definitely catch up though, so I can't give it any higher than 4 and feel OK about it.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
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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4.56/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,284 ratings.