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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,895 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,895
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 103
Gots: 286 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 10/20/2014 printed on the bottleneck, so this is some pretty fresh bastard right here. My first time with this blended variant, expectations are pretty good.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a thick ruby-ish body, semi-clear, with about a finger and a half of thick doughy khaki head. Leaves behind lots of good thick sticky lacing. Looks nice for what it is.

S - As expected, the aroma is mostly a big citrus pine hop bomb and little else. Grapefruit, pine, resin, oranges, and notes of brown bread and sweetened caramel malt.

T - It follows the nose - lots of big bold citrus - orange, tangerine, grapefruit, & pine with lots of bitterness. Creamy and easy drinking for the big bitterness and abv, I suppose.

M - Feel is extremely bitter and dry. Medium-full bodied with low lying carbonation.

Overall, it was definitely not everything I was hoping it would be. It tasted like little else than your average Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale to my destroyed palate. Still, I am interested to try the Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale, amongst the others.

Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale -----4/5.

mfnmbvp, Monday at 04:32 AM
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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a Rastel tulip glass. Bottled 10/03/14.

Appearance: Bright deep dark amber to copper red. Light tan persistent thin head across the top. Plenty of persistent lacing - islands and strands.

Smell: Hoppy with citrus and orange, plus a sweetness under it all along with some pine. The hop aroma takes on some dankness at the beer warms up. It does indeed remind me of Arrogant Bastard with some Double Bastard thrown in.

Taste: Deeply hoppy with orange and citrus zest and some grapefruit as well. There is a solid malt middle to balance all the hops with caramel and bready malt flavors. The finish is a mildly lingering bitterness with pine and a hint of lemon. Alcohol well hidden for a 8.5% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, nicely thick (approaching creamy), just right carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable....I wish I had another bottle right about now. I am indeed a lucky bastard for getting to enjoy this one, which does indeed come across as a blend of Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard. I'm not detecting the oaked version of Arrogant Bastard in this, but I can tell it is a blend, and it's nicely done as well. Like an amped up version of the normal Arrogant Bastard - more intense but with some extra hop flavors thrown in.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/20/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around that glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, oak, light vanilla, and floral/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of big citrus/tropical hops, moderate dark malt sweetness, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, oak, light vanilla, and floral/oak earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, oak, and floral/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops, dark/bready malt, and moderate oak flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an fantastic blended strong ale style. All around awesome complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops, dark/bready malt, and moderate oak flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sunday at 06:26 AM
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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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