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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,108 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,108
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 112
Gots: 341 | FT: 8
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 JasonL02
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Clear dark orangey brown with medium bubbles to the body. Head is off white

Smell: Floral scent. With a lemon skin feel.

Taste: Sour and extra bitter with the rifht blend of wood and citrus.

Mouth: medium to heavy feel with the best stickiness I think I've had. Lingers like a bad cold but very delish.

Overall: I was lucky to even grab two bottles of this at my local retailer and another as a gift. This brew absolutely delivered. Salud!

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of chilidog
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a few of these at Jungle Jims, cinci. One of which signed by Greg himself.

It pours an awesome red, nice off-white head. Lace, so so.

Aroma of sweet malts with a citric background.
Taste is of citric ale well balanced with good hop balance.

Taste starts out citric with hints of malts. Sugar sweetness with Arragant hops.

Mouth is coated sweet dryness.

Easy drink with flavor. Lucky to try it.

Photo of meatyard
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, deep ruby with a 2-finger, fluffy, whitish head that lingers nicely.

The smell is sharp, citrus hops and some mellow alcohol.

The taste is citrus, rising up into the nose, some bitterness, oak, maybe a little vanilla and caramel malt.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Carbonation is right on the mark.

Drinkability: This is a good, easy drinking and complex beer. I like the melding of the beers, especially with the oak and hops working together. Definitely worth a try. I'm glad I picked this up.

Tihs is a ncliey bewerd/put tegoethr beer.

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh new bottle off the line. 22 oz poured into a snifter.

A: Deep caramelish color, thin head, straight carbonation lines. Great lacing on the glass.

S: Smell is fantastic. Slight alcohol aroma, Dark malts, hops, some nutty-ness in there as well. Hop heavy profile.

T: Slightly off balanced, hop forward amber. Bitter Finish. Strong malt profile.

M: Medium to full bodied, with carbonation action on the tongue. Bitter dry finish.

O: I love stone, and this doesn't disappoint. I've been looking forward to this beer since I missed out on it last run. Its a great beer, thats highly drinkable. I'm having to keep the glass out of my hand so I drink it like an adult. Can't wait for Double Bastard in 2 weeks.

Photo of colts9016
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at 47 degrees.

Appearance: A very nice creamy foamy head that left lacing on the glass. The head in color is a light tan to an off white. The color of the beer is a reddish copper color with a nice garnet hue. The clarity of the beer is fairly clear with some haziness. There is a lot of carbonation bubbles in the beer.

Nose: The Malt is very strong and rich, a very nice toasty note, caramel, bread and roast. The flavor of the hops is slightly muted, pine, grapefruit, and floral. There is a nice mellow oak aroma followed by phenols, resin, and a subtle solvent aroma.

Taste: A very strong malty beer that has toasty, roasty, caramel, and bready flavors. The hops is muted but there, the flavors are pine, lemon, grapefruit, and floral bouquet. The other flavors are resin, phenols, oakys, and s subtle solvent flavor.

The mouth feel of the beer is chewy, carbonated, astringent, and coating.

Overall: The body of the beer is full and the finish is medium full. This is a really good beer, some age on it will make very tasty. The only thing I was hoping for more Arrogant Bastard Hops coming through. I cannot complain Stone Brewing make very consistent Beers.

Photo of alexgash
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle.

Medium copper body with amber highlights. Clear, filtered seeming. Small pinkie finger of cottony, light beige head. Decent lacing up the sides of the tulip glass. Bastardly nose of singed caramel, rummy fruit, light oak, and, as expected, a healthy dose of piny, resinous hops.

Toasted caramel malts up front. Herbal, piny hop bitterness hits soon after and crescendos to the finish. Caramelized fruits and warming rummy notes sweeten the deal before the hops take over. Finish is bracingly bitter with minty, aspiriny hop bitterness. Some lingering caramel sweetness. Medium-full body with a nice creamy, slightly chewy feel. A very nice blend of some very good beers. Happy 13th bastards!

Photo of MDDMD
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-orange brown in color with a modest tan head and some lacing

S-roasted malt, caramel, oak, hints of pine and citrus

T-roasted malt, pine, caramel, earthy, oaky, slight citrus and some bitter hop presence, a bit of alcohol bite

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and silky feeling

O-nice combination of the Bastards with great elements of each blended well into an enjoyable beer to savor

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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 ONovoMexicano
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bomber into a snifter. Fresh 2014 bottle released just this week October 27-31.

Beautiful head on this brew, creamy, thick, pillow-like and frothy, with lace remaining behind as it recedes. The body is dark amber with lighter amber hues and carbonation is light but visible. 4.5

If you smelled this beer blindfolded, you'd probably assume it was an IPA. It's hugely resinous, piney with some slightly citrus notes. The aroma is explosive. Underneath the prominent hop aroma are toasty, biscuity malt notes and a spice that reminds me of rye. Is there rye in this? 4.25

There's a lot more going on with the flavors here. There's still a big hop presence, giving some spicy, resinous flavors, but this swerves into a blend of toastiness and sweet caramel. Fruit notes and citrus join the caramel to give a very enjoyable combination. 4.25

My tongue is almost numb from the bitterness on this bad boy. It gets you up front and on the finish. Thankfully, the middle is so sweet and velvety it provides the balance to make that bitterness tolerable. It's medium-bodied, feels light in carbonation and finishes semi-dry. 4.25

This beer to me seems like an uber-hopped imperial red ale, one retaining it's malty red flavors while displaying an uncontainable amount of hops. It's good, bold and aggressive.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - This is a pretty beer, with a dark orange, almost brown colored body, visible carbonation, and a tight light tan head of small, uniform bubbles. Lacing is pretty extensive, and the head is persistent, leaving a film over the beer well after the pour.

S - Mostly pine and citrus hop notes, but with some wood and a strong caramel note. Slight hint of sourness.

T - A well-integrated mix of its parts are readily identifiable. The beer offers big caramel notes from Double, crunchy citrus hop notes from standard AB, and a line of wood from the Oaked. Together, the experience starts with citrus and oak, quickly working toward bitter pine hop elements, and fading off in stronger bitterness, with a subtle sour element in the close.

M - This is a hard-going brew, with heavy hop oils that do build, drying in the close. The carbonation lifts some of the build, but this is not a multi-bottle drinker.

O - Delicious, and a great mix of the various AB into a single rock solid brew. Drink it quick, because even over a couple weeks, the amount of bright fruit in the hops has faded a touch, but get your hands this if you can, because it is worth your time.

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TimMack
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TLieu
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of augustgarage
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's a blend I expect some have assembled on their own. For reference: I've had and enjoy the regular Arrogant Bastard; I've had and not really enjoyed Double Bastard; I've not had Oaked Arrogant Bastard.

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Maroon body, brilliantly clear pierced with crimson highlights and capped by a persistent creamy finger of beige suds. Rich velvety lacing - very faint mottled legs.

Bready with some citrus-like hops and a touch of evergreen. Light caramel malt, with a whisper of smoke.

Aggressive on the palate - deep rich malt and sharp herbaceous hops. The minty flavors are present from Double Bastard, but the dilution (and contribution of wood perhaps) tames the catty almost ammonia like flavor that DB can have. Dry finish with a touch of vanilla and wet wood. More potent than AB yet more balanced than DB - this blend works well.

Medium-bodied, somewhat creamy but with a crisp edge. Suitably carbonated.

More interesting than any of the base beers I think. Great example of the style, well worth picking up.

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,108 ratings.