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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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1,392 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,392
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 98
Gots: 178 | FT: 4
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.

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Photo of garuda
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%

A - Deep crimson red, thick off-white head that has stellar retention, and good lacing down the glass.

S/T - Juicy hops, then the big caramel malt body comes in with a huge pine resin hop finish. I'm a little disappointed that I can barely pick out any of the oak. Alcohol is noticeable, but not so out-of-place.

M - Full body, spot-on carbonation, lasting bitterness and alcohol in the aftertaste.

D - Its like the AB with a punch to it. I wish the oaked AB would be more prominent, as that's my favorite version of the Bastard, but still a nice drink.

garuda, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Had this on tap at the local pub. Poured a blood red color with a nice head and excellent carbonation with the head dissipating. The aroma is predominantly hoppy/piney, with hints of citrus, fruity esters and malts. The taste is very good, with the hops hitting your taste buds upfront with a sweet, fruity, malty finish. The blend of hops and sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. Very good lacing along the glass. All in all, a very solid strong ale from Stone. A strong, in your face brew that is a must-have. Highly, highly recommended.

CaptDavyJones, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of StephenRich
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%

It may have all started with one beer; the Arrogant Bastard - a strong American Pale Ale that throws caution to the wind and plainly exclaims to you on the back of the bottle (in 3 or 4 long paragraphs) that you probably aren't worthy of the beer that you are holding. This approach made sense in 1997 when the Bastard came out, and craft beer was barely known at all. Now though it has turned into a cult, and The Arrogant Bastard is one of the Best Selling American Pale Ales on the planet. So what is the Lucky Bastard? It is the 4th in a long line of Bastard Ales, and I'd put money on betting that it is not the last.

After the Original 8.5% Arrogant Bastard came the Double Bastard at 10.5%, and then the Oaked Bastard (7.2%) not long ago. The Double Bastard may have eclipsed the Arrogant, but to me the Oaked fell short, and just didn't work well with the style. Lucky for us though, this most recent version of the Bastard takes the best aspects of all three ales and combines them into 1 outstanding beer. The Lucky Bastard is therefore a combination of the Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard, and Oaked Bastard. If you get your hands of a bottle of the Lucky Bastard, take a good close read of the back, and see if you find something odd... Every word is spelled inncorectly in a specific style that allows your brain to interpret the words naturally. The first and last letter of each words are correct, but everything in between is jumbled. Did you even notice that the front label is misspelled?...

I opened the Lucky Bastard (8.5% abv, 650ml) up cool around 12C (54F) and poured it into 3 tulip glasses to share with my friends. The pour was smooth and silky in classic Stone fashion building a golden red beer with a thickly packed mound of bubbles. What was built was stupendous - sitting on the table the beer glowed a dark amber bronze, gleaming with copper, mahogany, royal red and sheer metallic chrome. The head was lush and large filling almost half the glass about 2 to 3 inches above the beer. Carbonation was light all the way up forming a tan brown colored smooth, mouse-like, and creamy cap. When held into the light this beer showed a totally transparent body that was among the richest ruby colors I have ever seen in beer - this is absolutely the best looking Bastard yet.

The nose on the Lucky Bastard is also my favorite yet - it is malty-rich first with a quick shot of sweet oak. Generous candy-like caramel and light toffee dance easily across my senses, and warm biscuit malts melt perfectly with pale malt and crisp fruit. Hops aren't shy either though. While the malt backbone of this beer leans towards the Double Bastard the fresh and clean flavors in pine, citrus and zest shine through reminiscent to the Arrogant Bastard. Grapefruit lingers from end to end, and cleans the way for a sweet candied oak witch it much fresher here than in the Oaked Bastard.

The first sips to the last all mimic the nose quite well, but bring forward greater intensity, and show off a masterful mouthfeel. A silky and lightly oil stricken beer glides easily over your palate bringing smooth waves of malty sugar and caramel. It is big and robust with a toffee sweetness, but a crisp overall sensation. This is made possible clearly due to the crisp west coast hopping which is apparent from end to end.

Citrus leans in and cleans your palate starting on your tongue and waving into your cheeks. Grapefruit zest touches lemon a bit, but hinges towards pine and earth. It is a genuinely smooth and delicious hop flavor which is bigger in hop flavors and aroma than it is in bitterness. Don't be mistaken though, bitter comes though in dryness and resin - and rightfully so, or else this beer would end up to be cloyingly thick and sweet.

The overarching flavor here that makes this beer to me is a sweet oak that lingers lightly throughout the entire drink. It is less distinct and powerful than any of the malts or hops, but is present the whole time, and adds a great deal of depth and character to this American Pale Ale. The finish is sweet at first, but bitteringly dry at the end. This is probably my favorite of the Bastards now, however I would drink the Arrogant the majority of the time for its simple, but perfect refreshing characteristics. Hopefully the Lucky Bastard will be around for a long time, and I can see it matching so well with creamy and old cheeses, as well as rich pastas or game. I can't wait to taste all 4 Bastards side by side. Well done guys!

Pics at: http://definitionale.com/2010/12/11/tasting-the-stone-lucky-bastard/

StephenRich, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of JLeege
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

"A Slef Trbitue To 13 Yaers Of Arorgnace"
Tank fermented, dry hopped, "not equal" blend of AB, Oaked AB, and DBL B, sounds delicious. Poured into snifter.

Appearance- Pours a deep copper with a 2 finger just off white head. Decent head retention, leaving good laceing.

Smell- Citrus and pine hops right off the bat. A slight caramel sweetness as well. If I didn't know any better I would say this smells like the regular Arrogant Bastard.

Taste- Starts off with the sweetness of the Double bastard, leading into the dry hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, and some pine resin of the Arrogant Bastard. A bit of the Oak Aged on the finish, not as much oak as expected, but it adds some nice finishing depth. Overall, fresh, it taste like a slightly more complex version of Arrogant Bastard, which is fine by me!

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation, very smooth and creamy. A slight alcohol warming, which I like in a ASA.

Overall- This is solid, but not as complex as I was expecting, it is definitely not a 33/33/33 blend though, which is nice (you could do that on your own if you really wanted to). Nevertheless, it is pretty tasty. Have a few more bottles to age, which should be quite an experience, expecting the hops to fade, the sweetness of the Double Bastard to shine more, and the slight Oak-ness to stay present. I will probably keep reviewing every 3-4 months till my bottles run dry!

PSA: PROP 65, DON'T LICK THE BOTTLE, BIRTH DEFECTS WILL ENSUE

JLeege, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of churry
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

I'm a big fan of all three beers that make up Lukcy Basartd (the Bastard, Double, and Oaked), so I had to try it.

A--Dark orange/amber at the thinner point of my glass, and a very pretty ruby/brown at the thicker top. Not much head, but that's exacerbated by my poor choice of glassware (Chimay chalice... too lazy to wash pint). Basically what I expected from a Bastard, which is good.

S--A little hoppier than I remember regular Bastard being. Hops mix with the sweet molasses smell as well as a tinge of alcohol for a (pleasant) wallop to the nose.

T--A wave of almost salty hop-bitterness washes over the taste buds. Then dark, molasses-y sweetness dominates, with a moderate malt flavor. Hops linger on the back of the tongue and add a fruity taste, and alcohol esters are present (since it's 8.5%!) but are mostly overpowered by the intense hops and sweetness.

M--Medium to medium-thick. It's nice and smooth, but not too thin for such a potent brew. Very well carbonated; prickly on the tongue and goes down very nicely.

D--If you're a fan of hoppy beers, it's a nice reprieve from IPA's and still kicks your taste buds in the ass. Had I eaten before writing this, I could definitely go for another bottle--but I'm drinking alone and on an empty stomach, so one is enough!

Stone once again hits it out of the park! They pack the brew with obscene amounts of flavor, and yet they still manage to balance the competing hops, sweetness, and malt. I'll definitely be getting this again!

EDIT: Also, bonus points for using the term "sheeple" on the back of the bottle. lol

churry, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of vtfan77
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

A- Beautiful orange-tinted ruby with a nice head. Lots of lacing is left along the sides of the glass.

S- Sweet, sweet hops. Tons of piney goodness with just a touch of sweet caramel malt. Mostly hops though.

T- A little sweet upfront before the hops take over, coating the tongue in pine sap. Some bready malt adds a little balance but ultimately the hops win out big time. Strong bitterness on the finish, but not overwhelming.

M- On the heavy side of medium, a little slick but well-carbonated.

D- Quite good. The alcohol isn't particularly noticeable but the bitterness and overall richness of flavor does wear the palate out after a while. Still, the flavor is good enough that I can finish a bomber with ease.

Well, what can I say? It's a big, brash, and very tasty beer. Typical Stone. I don't know if it really distinguishes itself from some of Stone's other hop monsters, though. I can't say it's really any better than fresh Arrogant Bastard. What I can say, though, is that it's very good and I will almost certainly be getting it again. Recommended.

vtfan77, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of thrash420
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%

Appearance: Upon pouring it from the bottle into my schooner I noticed it a dark golden color pouring from the bottle, but the color in the glass was deep red upon the light. It poured a thick deep hoppy malty head that went away quickly and dissipated into beautiful lacing that remained for the entire portion of the beer.

Smell: Smells of thick hops and when inhaled deeply I can almost feel the alcohol burning my nose. It has hints of spices and malts, but reeks heavily of hops.

Taste: Upon first taste it reminded me quickly of AB. A strong bold flavor that grabs your tongue as to say, I am made to be drank and I am delicious! The alcohol is not overpowering and the hops bring out a deep full flavored ale.

Mouthfeel: I always loved the way stone ales feel in my mouth, they are thick and heavy but they never stick and make my mouth feel all salivalike

Drinkability: Well I'm halfway through my bottle and I want another. I guess that gives it an A+ for drinkability!

thrash420, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of Onibubba
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Dark amber pour, clear. Short lived beige head with good lacing. Piney, resiny smell of hops. Intense aroma. Taste is a nice balance of malt and hops, with a stronger hop leaning. Fantastic creamy mouthfeel, adds a lot to the drinkability. Alcohol presence is not too hot. A nice hoppy beer that retains a nice balance.

Onibubba, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of rfg0829
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%

A- Dark Amber, Good amout of White head

S- Nice Carmel Malt Notes, alittle oaky smell, hints of Vanilla

T- very hoppy, but smooth small hint of carmel and vanilla. Just the right amount of oakiness.

M- Medium body.

D- Similar to the original AB. But stronger. Not as harsh as the the DB but oh soo smooth and blended exceptionally

Serving type: bottle

rfg0829, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of CampusCrew
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%

This is like the AB grand cru

appearance: deep dark copper/brown with some good head rentention and wonderful lacing

smell: caramel malts, huge hop presence

taste: very complex and complicated beer. which makes it interesting. awesome flavorful maltbackbone with some oak, vanilla, caramel notes backed up with tons of fresh hops.

mouthfeel: medium bodied and light for a dark beer

drinkability: this is the best bastard overall. great series and does the craft beer worl great justice.

CampusCrew, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of TommyW
4.38/5  rDev +5%

A- Golden/amber with a nice white head.

S- Caramel malts a touch of oak and a load of citrus hops.

T- Nice blend of malts with some caramel coming through; touch of oak but mostly dominated by citrus hops.

M- Medium body with an easy carbonation.

D- Similar to the original AB, but this one is a touch smoother; very well-blended.

TommyW, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of Patrick999
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

I'm not entirely sure what to expect here. Didn't read any reviews. I'll give it the royal treatment in the Stone imperial pint, though. I don't like Double Bastard much, love Oaked AB, and am cool with regular AB....so who knows?

Pours on the darker side of amber. Creamy looking head and excellent retention with lace.

If it tastes the way it smells, I think I'm going to like it quite a bit. It's all typical Stone, green hops like you just picked them and rubbed them in your hands. Don't smell much alcohol, either, the influence of Double Bastard seems to be minimized, which is fine with me. A little vegetal note, and a little acetone as it warms that I'm not crazy about - I think it had a more focused hop aroma cold, so I'm going to drop it a half-point from the 4.5 I was originally going to give.

Hmm, I think this owes the most to Oaked AB. Piney, soapy hops hit hard up front, of course. But then they get rounded out by that oaky vanilla, lending a soft, smooth finish that beckons another sip. I believe that this rounding-out helps the feel as well, as it seems silky.

Well, I have to admit, I was expecting something overblown and difficult to drink. It's no lightweight at 8.5%, sure, but it's not really that overbearing. I like.

Patrick999, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of bobhits
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

bobhits, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of DovaliHops
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours an almost clear dark reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head. Scent is very similar to Oaked Arrogant Bastard with very minimal woody notes along with intense hoppiness and dark fruits. The taste is exactly what I thought it would taste like...a nice blend of all three of the bastards. The alcohol and strong malt profile are definitely there from the Double Bastard. The smooth and subtle wood chip notes are there from the Oaked. And the hoppy bitterness from the Original Bastard complete this tasty beer. All in all, I say it is more of a sister version to the Double Bastard than original Arrogant is. Mouthfeel is a nice full-bodied, velvety liquid that leans slightly to the sticky side. Drinkability is pretty high. Very tasty beer!

DovaliHops, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

My brother picked up three 220z bombers for me at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido - thanks bro! Poured it into an Old Speckled Hen pint glass.

A: Pours a deep cherry brown hue with a solid head that sticks around for a while, leaving a thick coat of lace in my glass from start to finish.

S: Sweet toasted malt, nice earthy hop, plums, raisins, wood and booze.

T: Prevalent earthy hop bight up front, plums and other fermented fruit, tons of malty goodness - sweet carmel, roasted grains, chocolate, with a slight boozy finish - real nice balance of all the flavors though.

M: A solid medium-bodied brew with mellow carbonation lending to the smooth creaminess of the mouthfeel.

D: Definitely an easy drinker for an 8.5 %, but I had to back off after 2 of these bad boys.

DeanMoriarty, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of Florida9
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

A: Brownish amber in color. Slightly cloudy. Forms a respectable, creamy, tannish colored head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Pungent hops with a caramel malt background. Some alcohol.

T: A good dose of thick, creamy caramel malt nicely balanced out by a deep, earthy, hop bitterness. Earth, wood, oak, and dark malt with a bit of fusel spice on the finish.

M: Heavier side of medium with a slightly creamy mouthfeel that is cut by the hoppy bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

D: A nice beer, a bit more malty than I expected, but the aggressive hops tone down the maltiness, making this a rather enjoyable drink.

Florida9, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%

A: The pour is a clear copper-amber color with a finger or so worth of off-white head.

S: Smells intensely hoppy, much like Arrogant Bastard. Lots of piney and citrus peel hop notes which are quite pleasant. Follows with caramel and brown sugar and apples.

T: The flavor is really nothing like the aroma. The hoppiness is not really there other than a bit of bitterness. There is an intensely sweet flavor that is almost like candied apples. A touch of alcohol is present as well. Maybe just a bit oxidized as well.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: The smell of this was really great, but the flavor was sort of weird. A bit too sweet and appley for my tastes. But, an interesting enough to keep me coming back.

womencantsail, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of Daniellobo
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%

Nice celebratory ale, good range with a characteristically arrogant range.

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Iconic head of the demon gargoyle in screen-printed white over scrambled text highlighting the name of the altered name of the brew. Back offers a tongue in cheek scrambled narrative with intent, ingredients, and rambling bragging. 2010 release, 13 anniversary of the Arrogant Bastard. Shows Alc. by Vol. (8.5%). Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Amber brown pour, generous creamy head, good retention and some nice lacing.

S - Hoppy nose, caramel, a bit of resin, malty, nice range but slightly shy...

T - Hoppy, bitter in a rather rich way, caramel and malt good flow, a bit straight early on, as it progresses the hops settle in and the malty range takes a broader range with a nice hint at the oak, light notes of vanilla, even a minor spicy dash in the finish.

M - Medium with a fake dribble to medium-lightl body before settling back, moderate carbonation. Creamy feel, with a hoppy sense and a dry touch in the finish.

D - Quite tasty and very drinkable. Nice celebration.

Notes: First time I might be worthy. It is not mind blowing but it drinks rather well, the hops shine over the sturdy malty sense, and the second half offers the sweet and malty nuances of the oak. And while there is not a complaint about the mouthfeel, I could have done with a bit more stickiness to it, but that is me. Great brew.

Daniellobo, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of Kadonny
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured from a tap at TJs in Paoli into a tulip taster glass. This is the first time I have ever seen or had this beer. Sweet.

A: A reddish brown color with a hint of orange. A thin off white head left full ring lacing on the glass.

S: Citrus and piney hops dominate the nose with some sweet malt undertones. The hops dominate though.

T: Surprisingly the sweeter bready biscuit malt come out first but quickly get assumed by the just massive hops. Hops flavors of citrus and pine dominate with some alcoholic flavors. The finish is all hops that turn massively bitter and just linger forever. Wow.

M: Full, resiny, prickly, bitter, bitter, bitter. This baby lasts forever in your mouth.

Overall this was a fantastic beer. Just the right combination of Double Bastard and Arrogant Bastard. It carries more hops than AB, way more hops (like that's possible) but doesn't carry the alcohol of DB. Fantastic beer.

Kadonny, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.38/5  rDev +5%

22 picked up at the COOP tonight after work... Poured into my SN XXX goblet.

Sticky tannish head... nice lacing and descent retention... the brew is deeeep amber and very clear... pretty.

Typical Stone calling card nose... resinous hoppy notes cling to my nostril hairs... Bunches of pithy citrus zest and caramel... hints of brown sugar essence.

Bracingly bitter with barely enough malt sweetness and caramel to balance.. pine and citrus zest are very abundant from the beginning to a long lingering finish... so amazingly hoppy... a palate punch for sure.

Body and carbonation are both medium.... the bubbles are small bubble and very smooth.... I will be saving the rest in the hopes that my brother actually does stop by later this evening.

Just a huge beer... but much like AB, DB and OAB, I am truly appreciate it, but am getting a bit tired of them.

4/4.5/4.5/4.5/4

JohnGalt1, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of scruffwhor
3.88/5  rDev -7%

My dad bought me a 22 0z. bomber as a Thanksgiving Day gift.

The color is a rusty, ruby, tawny color. Very quick beige head that has no retention and some sparse bubbling.

The aroma is a spicey citric fruit skin. Makes me think of orange and lime zest. The malts add some toasted caramel sweetness so the the aroma isn't one hundred percent dominated by hops. But its close, and I think that was the intention.

Lots of citric and earthy hops upfront. Mostly ctric though. The front is a clementine, mandarin, and navel n orange peel mix of strong bitterness. The middle lets the malt bill have a little say in the matter, but still powered over the earthy flower petal and dirt hops. The finish is a resiny palated orange zest hop bomb that lingers for quiet awhile after each sip. The alcohol seems to enhance the hops bitterness. Particularly on the finish.

scruffwhor, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

This beer's effing spelling begs for misunderstanding. Beer is poured into a dogfish head snifter. Beer is dark amber with mild haze, good head of small bubbles, great lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is chewy with CTZ hops and a nice malt backbone.

Beer is big in body, very chewy on the back-half. I think the oak wins in the blend, I should bother to look up the blend but ultimately I won't. Oh well....Beer is hoppy and bitter in the second half. Earthy and sulfur, classic centennial hop character, oak in the late palate, lead off is like double bastard with strong character and malt backbone. I'd have it again. I love Stone, the brewery that got me into beer and keeps me coming back.

drabmuh, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of bunnyhustle
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into tulip glass. Clear and deep mahogany in color, the color is almost the same as the color of the bottle (so maybe that would be more dark brown?). Not the thickest head even with a slightly aggressive pour. Some retention and lacing but nothing incredible. Smell is amazing! Great pineapple and grapefruit hops that smell fresh as can be. Really impressive. Some malt but mainly those citrusy hops. This is definitely reflected in the taste. The taste is a more complex though. Its a great blend of some oak (presumably from the Oaked Arrogant) with some caremel malt and then the nice citrus hop kick as it goes down. A little bit of alcohol too but nothing bad. Mouthfeel was thicker but not too crazy with an oily slick left behind. Overall a great beer and the ABV is unnoticeable. My only critique is that its not all that different than the individual bastards but I guess its just a blend so obviously it'll share their characteristics.

bunnyhustle, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of Tilley4
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%

Decided to crack this one tonight during Ghost Hunters...

Pours a rich deep red with a slow but steady forming head atop... Seems a little deeper than regular AB...

Loaded with pungent oily citrus and pine hops, this beer smells incredible... Dark sweet fruits and caramel malts as well... Definitely getting the oak and the deeper maltiness of the Double.... An earthiness as well which I think comes from the oak...

Sweet fruity malts are quickly eclipsed by oily resiny piney goodness that kicks like a mule with the bitterness it brings... Long, slow and intense... Definitely getting some oak as well but those Stone hops are the star and they shine bright here. This is an amazing brew...

This is better than the sum of its parts.... I wish they'd make this a rotational or seasonal at least... The blend of all 3 of these great beers combine to make an awesome world class one... I could drink this til I dropped. When Stone gets it right, they really get it right...

Tilley4, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of xnicknj
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%

22oz bottle poured into large snifter glass

Pours a deep auburn with ruby tones, slightly hazed. A fairly thick tanned head bubbles up, retaining pretty well while eventually fading into some bubbly film. Leaves plenty of spotty, patchy lacing on the glass.

Strong nose with citrus and heavy pine hops. Hints of oak with a splash of alcohol and some caramel as well.

Begins strong and bitter with a heaping dose of pine hops. Powerful citrus, rind, grapefruit, and zest combine with lasting flavor. A mildly sweet malt base is hidden towards the middle with caramel, bread, and earth tones. The oaked portion is evident as well with a bit of raisins and dates. Finishes with bitter hoppiness and some alcohol heat.

Medium bodied, varies from creamy and smooth to dry and chewy feels. Drinks well, although the occasionally intense bitterness and boozy tones slow it down a bit. Solid beer from Stone, but not my favorite.

xnicknj, Dec 09, 2010
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,392 ratings.