Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured into a snifter. Bottle says EJNOY BY JAN 31, 2013.
A- Pours a clean, reddish brown color with a 3/4 inch light tan head that retains well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Thick ring of resilient lacing.
S- Moderately pungent hop aroma with nice toasty malt notes to back it. Somewhat herbal with some alcohol fume trailing at the end. Musty.
T- Highly bitter, even for me. Mainly vegetal-type hop flavor with the toasty malt attempting to be seen but the bitterness is too powerful. Alcohol is well-masked. Also, did I say bitter?
M- Full-ish body with medium carbonation and a sticky, resinous feel from the hops.
O- Haven't had this in years and I still like it a lot. It's just not as complex as I thought it was. Basically just a hop bomb, which is fine.
11-29-2012 03:05:32 | More by Immortale25
4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
poured from a bomber and ready to commence...
Pours just a shade lighter than mahogany with a foamy half inch of head. massive bubbles inside the head & lots of action come up from the bottom of the etched tulip. so far, most impressive.
hop aromas with a hint of molasses from the malts. overall, fairly muted on the nose considering the expectation I had of this beast
Starts of citrus in the hops and they give way to malt notes of brown sugar and candy. the hops come roaring back (see below).
The hops do begin to work on the pallet after a while. pretty massive aftertaste of pine... I love it.
Excellent hoppy beer. I've been on a run of late of more subtle IPA's & pale ales. this was a much needed kick in the pants. glad there are still a few ounces in the bottle waiting for me in the kitchen.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 02:02:41 | More by haddon
4.85/5 rDev +16.3%
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Fresh keg, new batch. Poured into a snifter. Huge, fluffy light beige head, high retention on a clear mahogany body. Soapy and oily lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma dominated by powerful grassy hops (in a way that can only be described as "Stone-like) layered on top of a rich, malty sweet backbone, a touch of raisin and vanilla. Taste has some alcohol heat, intense grassy, piney hop bitterness, some nice malt sweetness. Tongue coating and bursting with flavor, this thing is awesome.
11-28-2012 05:11:59 | More by KickbacksSteve
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 12/31/13 stamped on it. Loved this beer when it came out in 2010, here we go:
A- Pours a clear but slightly hazy dark red, copper color. A large two fingers worth of a khaki colored head hangs around for awhile, and makes for froth all along the sides of the glass.
S- Some pine and citrus, with some sweet malts in the background. I was hoping for some more on the aroma.
T- Starts off with mostly piney hops, some citrus is there but not as prevalent. Big malt backbone, with sweet caramel malts mostly notable.
M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter and dry finish. Easily drinkable.
A nice one, but not as notable as I remembered. I still feel that Double Bastard is my favorite in the Bastard family.
11-26-2012 23:09:10 | More by vic21234
3.93/5 rDev -5.8%
Injoyed this one at my favorite el bar crunchys.
Dark amber translucent looking beer. Head hangs around well in a foamy light tan head. Kinda a fruity aroma, bit of rye maltyness, and some grapefruit.
Lots of citrus hops in the tastes. Finishes mildy bitter with a bite of a alcohol bite. Not as smooth as most of stones beers but still pretty damn good
11-26-2012 02:40:35 | More by minterro
4/5 rDev -4.1%
A - Poured out a clear, burgundy color with ruby highlights. it had a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam that left thin rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled spicy and piney with roasted malt and subtle hints of vanilla.
T - Good burnt toast maltiness with piney/spicy bitterness. A little bit of oak and vanilla.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is a very good strong ale. Another great one from Stone.
11-26-2012 02:00:14 | More by zeff80
4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a rich read colour with a small white head.
The smell is citrus hops and rich sweet malts.
The taste is citrus hops, pretty bitter but with a slighty sweet malt backbone.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with quite low carbonation and a dry finish.
This beer is awesome, I'd recommend to any bastard fan, although I do prefer regulars bastard I'm glad I tried it.
11-26-2012 00:19:01 | More by Dave1999
3.65/5 rDev -12.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Rich mahogany with moderate tan head and light lacing.
Smell: Caramel, citrus and pine. Some oak and spiciness. Not as intense as expected.
Taste: Semi-sweet caramel core, with layers of citrus and pine. Finish is moderately bitter, with just a hint of oak.
Feel: Medium to full creamy body with a dry finish.
Overall: In my opinion, it is not as good as the sum of its parts. All of the flavors of the three base beers seem to be muting each other, and I am just left with a very good, but not distinctive, Strong Red Ale. Still really like it, but would rather have an Arrogant Bastard or Double Bastard.
11-25-2012 21:41:54 | More by bsp77
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured into a tulip at home. Pours a nice reddish-brown, average head, which fades somewhat slowly.
Typical Arrogant Bastard aroma, but with more, somehow. Still that same sweet malt and slight alcohol burn on the nose, but the malt seems more balanced, not quite as caramel as a usual AB. Still the same hoppy nose, but not as aggressively pine-ish. All in all, more inviting that the "regular" Bastard.
Oooh, the flavor! Nice and bracing bitterness right off the bat, with the citrus and pine note trying to tear the surface of your tongue out of your head. The malt that follows is as the nose predicts -- full, intense, yet nowhere near as caramel as its namesake. There's a touch of alcoholic heat to this as well. Yet all these seem to blend together and meld into something where the sum is greater than the whole of the parts.
The mouthfeel is fairly full, but not thick. This is a good thing here, as anything thinner would not be substantial enough to withstand the bitterness and malty strength. Well balanced in that regard.
It's obvious this isn't jue a case of throwing beers together and calling it a blend. Stone put thought and effort into this, and it shows. Nicely put together, and a must for any fan of any of the Arrogant Bastard line. Bravo!
11-25-2012 20:30:57 | More by jokelahoma
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
Wow you can tell they dry hopped the hell out of this. Pours the typical bastard pour, deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is huge citrus and piney hops with a great caramel malt backbone. This drinks like a double IPA crossed with an imperial red ale and provides the best of both styles. Huge west coast hops are perfectly balanced with the massive malt bill. My favorite of the Bastards.
11-25-2012 19:03:34 | More by spark3148857
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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