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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,809 Ratings

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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%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ridgeline23, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint. Beautiful deep, dark amber with a thick white head. The head leaves quite a bit of lace down the glass. A very appealing looking brew. The smell is pretty light. Bready and caramel malts with a tiny bit of citrus hops. A little bit of a sweet fart smell that is drawing me off.
I'm glad the taste doesn't follow the smell. The hops both start and finish the taste. Citrus and pine are right up front, caramel sweetness in the middle, and a resiny, earthy hop finish. A little too sweet, but it doesn't take away from the overall taste too much. The mouth is a little thin and highly carbonated (which is odd being that fizzy is linked to bad on the bottle.)
Overall, this is a pretty badass beer, definatly a sipper, but an easy sipper at that. The price is good so I might age a few, one for 6 months and one for a year.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Jan 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Burkbom23, Oct 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

HamGlade10, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers dense and fluffy tan head into a snifter that settled into a thick sheet with great lacing throughout. the body was brown with purple and red tint to it.
s - big piney hops up front with some toffee behind it. there is also some spiciness here.
t - piney hops, lots of oak with some sweetness that sneaks through but then the oak comes back strong. towards the end the oak really mellows out nicely.
m - thick and chewy.
o - good beer but as the old saying sort of goes this beer is not greater than the sum of its parts. that doesn't mean it isn't delicious but i'd rather have solo AB, OAB and DB before this grand cru.

GPHarris, Apr 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

a77cj7, Thursday at 06:05 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SpasmWaiter, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of scootny
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge head rising up and hangin' out for a spell. Bits of lace here and there and a light covering on top. Smell is sweet and piney. Large amounts of caramel and and toffee. Hops are pine forest fresh. Taste is a cross between Arrogant and Double Bastard. The malt base is like the Double and the hop profile like Arrogant. Overall this is quite a bit like a DIPA as the grapefruit and pine parade is big and festive but the base is more like a barleywine. No sign of the alcohol and the hops are so big here there would have to be a high level of it to notice. Feel is moderately carbonated with a syrupy viscousity. Drinkability is much better than the abv would have you think. Good stuff that I'll be looking
pick up a few bottles of.

scootny, Dec 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

stevec32, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of adam42381
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark caramel color with a 2-3 finger fluffy light tan head. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus, pineapple and caramel malt with just a hint of alcohol peeking through in the background. Very fruity hop aroma. Smells great.

Taste: Caramel malt up front for just a moment before sweet citrus pops up in the middle leading to a blast of bitter lemon peel and grapefruit with a touch of pine at the finish. Mildly spicy with definite notes of black pepper. Aftertaste is solidly bitter with just a hint of sweet caramel to balance it out.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. There is a distinct stickiness to the hops that coat the mouth.

Drinkability: Pretty good drinkability. The alcohol is masked pretty well, meaning that this one has the potential to sneak up on you. I'll finish the bomber, but spiciness and high alcohol content keep me from wanting any more.

Overall: Very good beer overall. As usual, Stone doesn't disappoint. This is definitely worth checking out.

adam42381, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of Kromes
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear amber color with a thick tan colored head that laces the glass as it dies down to a thin line of large bubbles. There is a very strong aroma of fresh pine and hop. There is also a sticky, dank hop quality to the aroma. The toasted malt can just be detected in the background.

The hop flavor kicks in right away with some big pine and citrus flavors. These flavors last through to the finish. The funny thing is that the intesity of hop flavor doesn't match up with the bitterness of the beer. The bitterness doesn't really show up until the finish and doesn't pack that big of a punch. There is also a nice toasted malt sweetness to the finish and a slight wood aged flavor.

The feel is full bodied and oily. The bitterness shows up in the finish and is surprisingly mellowed for such a strongly hopped beer.

Quality stuff here from Stone. Having enjoyed each of the 3 beers that went into the making of this beer, I was looking forward to tasting this. It was not dissappointing. Good solid Strong Ale.

Kromes, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bwagner1122, Nov 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ArtZan, Nov 07, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark, hazy reddish-brown color. Fairly off-white head becomes a film with a fair amount of lacing.

Smell: Similar, but lighter than, the Arrogant Bastard aroma. Grapefruit, hops, and some underlying caramel.

Taste: Pretty mellow at first, but quite nice with the grapefruit and caramel. Gets stronger towards the finish, and there's some bitterness there too.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth, with hardly any carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable, but it is quite strong - need to take it slow. The flavor can get a bit monotonous too.

A nice special offering from Stone - nothing essential, but for those who enjoy Arrogant Bastard, it is fun to try.

mithrascruor, Nov 29, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

StArnoldFan, Nov 07, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle split with a friend. Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Deep mahogany brown with crimson red highlights throughout. Two finger sticky beige head with really good retention.

Aroma: Assertive pine notes from the hops up front. Really an onslaught of hops. Some caramel and molasses from the malt.

Taste: Pine and grapefruit rind really dominate here. A strong bitter bite comes from the hops. Almost a touch of pineapple sweetness cuts through the bitter hops. A slight backing of sweeter malt too. Finish is really bitter and filled with pine.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, but with some lively carbonation to keep it crisp. Really dry finish.

Drinkability: I cannot imagine having more than one of these in a sitting. It is really flavorful and high in ABV, but the first is definitely enjoyable and in your face.

Overall, one of the hoppier beers I've had in a good long while. The hop profile was a nice combination of over the top bitterness and sweet nice fruit notes. Definitely a nice beer for the price and one that should be enjoyed fresh.

Gosox8787, Dec 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

bluckbeyes, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Hohnbaum, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Budinetz, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Horbar, Nov 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

baklo, Oct 29, 2012
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.