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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,800 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 697
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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Photo of freemanj
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

freemanj, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of HardTarget
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep amber, ruby red glass shows excellent clarity and holds a thin cover and thick halo of foam that laces the glass.

Aroma: Hoppy, pine, earthy, mild citric, with a toffee malt base.

Taste: Hops are up front and firm, more citric than the nose, it stays grapefruit while some pine and sugary malt make passing appearances. It's a bit hot with some alcohol in the finish.

Feel: Medium carbonation, light medium body is a bit oily and numbing.

Overall: Tried side by side with an Arrogant Bastard, this is hoppier, and hotter with alcohol than a straight Bastard. There's more base as well, a richer, more toffee, caramel malt sweetness that holds the other flavors up.

Very enjoyable, could see grabbing a few more.

HardTarget, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of delta490
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a deep clear brown with a slight ruddy tint. The almost-white head is thin and then disappears to almost nothing. And yet it still leaves nice small sticky lacing. The aroma is woody, with light hints of caramel sweetness and a little floral hops. The taste is delicious, but changes slightly with each sip, with some oaky, some more malt-forward, and others more aggressively hops. It has a nice weight and smooth feel with a big bite at the finish.

delta490, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of breakingbland
4/5  rDev -3.8%

breakingbland, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of hypno
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

hypno, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of target88
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

target88, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of cnbrown313
3/5  rDev -27.9%

cnbrown313, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -3.8%

BPMeyer27, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Rootscipio
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Rootscipio, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mattreitz49, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Musineer, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Bonsall_Phil, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ZEB89, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Thedrizzle, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Glennlawless
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks wise is BEAUTIFUL. A deep purplish red ....a touch cloudy.....and a frothy verrrry light brown tannish head. wow. Smell wise I'm getting a lot of carmel malts and pine like hops..woody.earthy hops. Almost a breadyness to it as well. very pungent and hoppy. This beer tastes awesome!!! pine punches up front...some citrus back bone to it as well. not really getting the vanilla that everyone is talking about yet.
mouth feel is very nicely carbonated, just perfect.very enjoyable.

Glennlawless, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of MaxWillis
4/5  rDev -3.8%

MaxWillis, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Alron
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Alron, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nose hit me the hops first. Piney and citrusy. Followed by the rich malt presence and some oak.

The taste is bitter and deep caramel malt upfront. Def citrus and grapefruit hoppiness in there. It's hard to discern the hop profile because it's masked behind a richer darker malt base than I'm used to for this amount of hops. American Strong Ale, or American Brown IPA. Blurring genres once again is Stone.

I'm also getting vanilla Dr. Pepper in the taste, but obviously a bitter version. Seriously, It's kinda like adult Dr. Pepper for me right now and that's awesome. And the times when Dr. Pepper tastes more fruity and less just viscous sweet, you know?

Anyway, It's an awesome beer. So far my favorite of the Stone 4pk. On to the BBA>>

samtrillo, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Rhaegar18
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

I get a hint of the familiar Bastard taste, behind a flavorful rush of citrusy and piny hops

Rhaegar18, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Abe_Froman, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

anon, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of scotorum
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the new bomber variety fourpack, purchased last week. The deliberately misspelled name is cute up to the point where you have to spell it "correctly." Then it's kind of a pain.

a: Clear copper with an inch and a half light tan head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Ripe light fruit, mainly pear; then pine resin.

t: An unidentifiable fruity flavor followed by a substantial hop bite. Bitterness and some sourness lingers. High ABV is very well covered, although a bit of throat burn appears later.

m: Light to moderate. Pretty good body, good carbonation tingle.

o: A barleywinish mixture of other Stone brews (I understand) which is refreshing, but the sourness is a bit offputting for me. Any anticipated smokiness or oakiness is masked completely by the fruitiness, almost as though they mixed the brew with fruit cup juice. Which is odd considering it's a mix of three other Stone brews to which I have given higher marks.

scotorum, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hermit990, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Antg8989
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Antg8989, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Erik-P, Nov 13, 2014
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.