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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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2,343 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,343
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 128
Gots: 417 | FT: 11
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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Appearance - Pours deep, brilliant and relatively clear copper color with a finger's wdith of sandstone colored head. Fair retention before breaking down to thin, broken layer of suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Chunks of lace cling to the sides with firm stick.

Smell - Nice citrus bouquet backed by plenty of caramel with faint hints of oak.

Taste - Boing! Starts with notes of caramel and hints of chocolate before quickly giving way to a strong citrus hop punch and a smooth oak undertone. Candied orange hits mid-taste and toward the finish. Hop bitterness reaches it's peak in the finish with a strong grapefruit rind character that lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Full in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, silky texture with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - The conglomeration of AB, Oaked AB and DB tastes exactly as imagined; a bastardly blend of those bastard beers! A plethora of depth in flavor that would excite even the most advanced beer drinkers! If you have a Costco near you, go. Go now! The $15 Bastard Box is the steal of the year!

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Appearance: A beautiful clear, amber/ruby color. Fantastic tan head with great lacing.

Nose: Black cherry and some raisin. Pine and citrus. Tiny bit of leather.

Taste: great balance of malt and hops. Hops is right up front on the palate. The oak stays with you until the finish.

Notes: I've loved anything related to Arrogant Bastard. They just haven't messed this one up. Another twist on an old favorite.

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A- Pours a very deep amber in color with plenty of notes of brown, but red is the dominant color. A small and off white head forms and retains very well with a nice latticework down the sides of the glass. Really a beautiful looking beer in the glass that would look even nicer with a cigar next to it.

S- A big bang of hops and malt bitterness hit right up front and assault the nostrils. The hops are very piney and moderate to high in the bitterness category, while the malts add a bit of a dulling bitterness quality to the scent. Right after the bitterness from both the hops and the malts, the malt shows off a little bit of caramel sweetness, but just the slightest amount. If you really search, there is a touch of oak in there as well before the bitterness resumes and is the lingering impression of the smell.

T- Starts just like the scent with some assertive piney hops bitterness right up front. The hops again combine with the malt to increase the bitterness, before the touch of oak becomes noticeable in the taste. The caramel sweetness comes second to last in the taste, providing more sweetness in the taste than in the scent. Again, like the smell, the hops bitterness is strong and lingering on the back end of the drink.

M- This beer is fairly smooth to a medium to slightly above average level of carbonation for the style. The feel is fairly thick and chewy, and it supports the bitterness in the flavor well. The alcohol feels stronger than it is due to the bitterness.

Overall, I'm not a big fan of the Bastard series on the whole, but this is a good option for the hop heads in the crowd. The dry hopping is easily noticeable, in addition to the stronger malt aspects of the base beer. This is a good brew in terms of taste, smell, and feel, but the look of this beer is really beautiful in the glass.

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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