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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

2,280 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,280
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 120
Gots: 386 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint. Enjoy by Jan 31, 2013, so I just barely made it.

3.5 A: Clear copper amber color. Two and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is decent and a diffuse lattice of foamy lacing is left.

3.5 S: Surprisingly hoppy, this takes on a lot of the double bastard. Hop aroma is a mix of floral foremost with pine, herbal and earthy following behind. Caramel and toasty maltiness with notes of toffee and dark fruits - raisin and dates.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Piney and floral hop flavor. Caramel, toffee, toastiness, and neutral malt maltiness. Dark fruits.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and quite smooth.

3.5 D: This is good, but nearly every thing Stone offers has been eclipsed hundreds of times since craft beer started going more mainstream and showing up everywhere.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of lKnoXl
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DrJoe82
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a clean dark copper pour with 2 fingers of yellowish head which left behind lots of nice lacing. aroma of sweet caramel, raisins, dates, a subtle smokiness, earthy bitter smelling hops. the flavor is complex as all hell. a delicious arrangement of sweet malts showcase the hell out of this beer, blend in some burnt tire bitterness from the hops, a subtle smoked flavor, a little bit of a wood profile, cherries, roasted grains.. holy crap this beer is all over but somehow works, and works damn well. medium body on the heavy side with a moderate amount of carbonation and a nice creamy feel to it overall.

this is an excellent beer. after all these years, the bastard is still excellent, and this is a great edition of it.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of EL48823
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of stewart124
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CurtFromHershey
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich brownish copper with a huge billowing head which persists and causes some of the sexiest lacing known to man

Smell is very hop forward, citrus, pine, and gin/juniper.

Taste is a bit maltier than the nose would lead on. Caramel, sourdough bread, grapefruit. Oak aspect very muted. Really wouldn't pick up on it if I wasn't looking for it.

Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than anticipated. Sturdy carbonation prickles the tongue similarly to the hop bite.

Overall a fantastic beer. A bit muddled as to what the intention is, otherwise would rate higher.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of elNopalero
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My bottle had a best by date of January 2013. I cracked it open in December, 2012.

This pours a wonderfully rich amber with a thick head of foam. The foam loiters more than lingers, hanging out after the first few sips even. There’s a light aroma. It’s piney, with hints of orange peel and a whisper of cinnamon tea hiding somewhere. It’s not a vibrant, big aroma but nicely layered.

The flavor has a mellow rounded bitterness with a piney, resiny heft to the body with a dry tacky finish. It’s malty and smooth with a big bitterness like its siblings only without the sharp edges. I’m not worthy!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.