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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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1,852 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,852
Reviews: 708
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 102
Gots: 273 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Jstark5150, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Duhast500
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass

The color is a dark orange/amber with a finger of foamy white head and some nice laving left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy with some piney hops and some grassy flavor that is a little like a Douglas fur tree. Citrus fruits are there as well with some sweetness there as well from the malts.

The feel of this beer is smooth and goes down easy. There is a nice medium body to it and seems to lighten in the middle before some bitterness tighten things up. This is pretty drinkable even after I was a little worried it would be a challenge after the first sip things just fell in line.

Duhast500, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jerz, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kevwcamp, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

vonburgey, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Jayli
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours a hazy, deep ruddy amber, brownish color with a one finger of creamy, khaki colored head. Head retains nicely leaving big sticky sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose boozy, big caramlized malts, and toffee notes...light dark fruits hit up in the background.

T: Taste starts with an undercurrent of booze amidst big caramelized malts and toffee notes. Nice dark fruit comes through - mostly raisin and come fig. Finish has some grapefruit hop presence that blends nicely with the malt flavoring that hands on through.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp and slightly prickly at the back of the mouth.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, somewhat filling, well hidden kick, nice representation of style.

Jayli, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

virinow, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

TicoCali, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

dukebrian, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Exiled, Nov 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

fmccormi, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nightwing002, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JRod1969, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

mcphish22, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Travisnin, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of CHickman
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy copper amber with a massive foamy 2 finger tan head that faded very slowly, leaving great lacing with rings as it went down and foam clinging to the glass; a really good looking beer that keeps a ring of cream around the top after the head settles.

Smells of big hops, with a mix of all hops including floral hops, citrus hops, piney hops, orange peel, grapefruit, brown sugar, dark fruit, herbs, spices like pepper and coriander, booze, caramel, light yeast, wet wheat bread or cracker, toasted grains, sweet bread like French toast and some other faint spices; the hops dominate the nose but this has enough sweet malt, caramel and bready notes to add balance and offset the alcohol. This smells a little like all three of the beers used and is very nice.

Tastes of floral hops, flowers, grass, citrus hops, mango, tangerine, pineapple, piney hops, pine cones, orange peel, grapefruit, brown sugar, a hint of plum or cherry, herbs, spices like pepper and coriander, booze like rum or a very sweet liquor, caramel, syrup, light yeast, wet wheat bread, cracker, toasted grains, smoked wood chips and some other faint spices, and maybe even some vanilla; there was a lot going on with this flavor, and in typical Stone fashion it pushed the limits but remained very tasty. Big hops, bold flavor, big fun.

Mouthfeel is chewy, heavy and on the weighty side, with a creamy feel, low carbonation, and a sweet bitterness that’s like sucking a grapefruit and then pouring candy into your mouth with a shot of rum; yes this beer is that over the top, and yes it is that way to assault our palates, which to me is why this beer was concocted. I think it’s ornery by design, and it works quite well, leaving just enough of a bitter sweetness to make you want another sip.

Tonight was the third bottle that I drank of Lukcy Basartd Ale this year, and they have all been consistently tasty and enjoyable. Any fan of Stone beers should seek this out as I have immensely enjoyed this brew every time that I popped the cap. A very high recommendation, this was a great beer and another fine strong ale from Stone. Embrace the chaos of Stone brewing and get fkucde pu no shti ebre!

CHickman, Nov 11, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scarlet semi translucent red with a large 3 finger pillowy, fluffy head. Great long retention and sticky lace galore.

Woderful aromas, hints of date and fig, oak, herbal spicey hop aromas, orange rind, some citrus, big whole grain bready aromas, an almost rye like spicy character, crusty breads. Very nice. Caramel and toffee with some chocolate and vanilla.

As expected big drying hops on the middle and finish. Earthy and herbacious at the end, with some fruity and pine in the middle. Big dose of caramel and toffee really tame the hop bitterness. Fig like and resiny. Oak and oak tannins with a bit of vanilla lie back and let there presence be known. Again rye like spicy qualities in the middle and finish, raisin, milk chocolate and more. A nice beer.

mcallister, Oct 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours a cloudy reddish amber color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A nice dry hop profile. Some sweet caramel bits.

(T)- Again, a nicely dry hop profile. Some caramel-like malts and mild sweetness.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A good balance too; primarily dry and hoppy with some caramel sweetness.

(D)- Not bad. I definitely think I preferred this fresh, but its still drinking well.

sweemzander, Oct 29, 2011
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,852 ratings.