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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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2,283 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 120
Gots: 387 | 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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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can't find a date on the bottle amid all the cutesy bullshit diatribe - wait - BB 1/1/15 - at 40 degrees into a nonic
Aroma very conifer-ey
Head small (2 cm), off white, frothy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and 1 mm layer
Lacing complete ring about 2 mm thick with mostly tiny bubbles
Body medium amber, crystal clear
Flavor very pine hoppy forward, quickly dropping to some random terpenes which hang around before morphing into a light bitterness; no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 4

Not a big Stone fan because my experience makes them seem over rated for the price point, but this brewski is pretty good.

Photo of lucasj82
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Jho3325
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of schoolboy
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed the Bastard Box. The double was my favorite by a long shot - always has been. This one was just not AS outstanding. The sum of the parts / 4 is not more than the parts.

It is real dark and kinda ugly. The aroma is a sublime mixture of malts mostly. The head is really pretty.

The taste is a bitter malty mess. It just isn't better than double. It's thick and sweet and bitter, with an aftertaste that sits bitter.

These bastards are a nice (OK, a not nice) bundle and they should sell a lot of these to people making a bad holiday statement.

Photo of Brob245
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of hoppy91
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Rog_03
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of smanrob
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SamT
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice powerful balance of malt and hop aroma. You can tell this is a big beer based on the smell alone. Sweet slightly bready malt with a little hint of the elevated ABV. As it warms it gets a nice citrus piney aroma as well.

A-Pours a deep red ruby color with a nice off white, almost tan head that is absolutely sticky. Looks beautiful in a glass.

F- Great malt backbone that provides that sweet underlying flavor while the hops fly high and dominate the sides and tip of the tongue. They dont stop dominating and stick around through the finish. I even find myself licking my teeth and inside of my cheeks because of the bitterness that hangs around. You can taste a little bit of the barrel aged portion of this beer as you sip, just a little hint of the woody flavor.

M- Great mouthfeel, nice and creamy. I love beers that have this type of big body to go with the big flavors. Classic Stone mouthfeel where as I said before you find yourself licking your teeth to get that bitterness to go away before the next sip. Alcohol warmth is there just a bit, and I begin to feel it in my cheeks as I sip.

O- This beer is definitely a favorite. Very smooth, powerful beer that balances a lot of different elements very well. In doing so, it completely kills the palate in a good way.

Photo of Ela
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of swierczt
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Celtics17
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

The hops dominate this beer, and it seems more like a DIPA, than a strong Ale. You get the oak, and you get the sweet malt. The hops provide a nice balance, and I get a bitter grapefruit from the hops.

Photo of BrewUSA
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 33/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 16/20

Overall 82/100

This strong ale from Stone bursts with a big hop profile and a sticky bitterness that lasts... Nothing weak here. While the hops certainly play a lead role, the malt backbone also comes through on the back end. Banana, Toast, Rind and just a touch of tobacco can be picked up. Truly a beer that sets itself apart from the pack~

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,283 ratings.