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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,375 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 94
Gots: 178 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 1,375 | Reviews: 657 | Display Reviews Only:
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deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-27-2012 06:56:09 | More by deonreds
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-26-2012 23:42:12 | More by Kubrickx
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vic21234

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 23:09:10 | More by vic21234
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qwe2323

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-26-2012 11:09:21 | More by qwe2323
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-26-2012 03:07:36 | More by Hopstout
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minterro

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2012 02:40:35 | More by minterro
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-26-2012 02:19:34 | More by RichH55
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 02:00:14 | More by zeff80
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Ted

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-26-2012 01:55:25 | More by Ted
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:19:01 | More by Dave1999
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JALIEN

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-25-2012 23:43:07 | More by JALIEN
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 21:41:54 | More by bsp77
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jokelahoma

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 20:30:57 | More by jokelahoma
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spark3148857

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 19:03:34 | More by spark3148857
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tripelz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-25-2012 14:34:01 | More by tripelz
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Humulus85

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love me some Bastard no matter how it's spelled! 2013 version, best by Jan. 31, 2013. From a 22oz bottle into my favorite snifter.

Pours a beautiful clear garnet. About two finger of khaki foam, nice tight bubbles, really solid retention with some fine lacing and alcohol legs.

Hoppy upfront, with some resinous pine and grapefruit. Tons of toffee, bready malts in the middle. Hints of oak and vanilla. Bit of booze in the finish with some earthy hops.

Not as hoppy upfront as the nose, still get some of those awesome dry hopped citrus/pine flavors. Tons of malt. Hits all the notes; from cereal to caramel to dark fruit to a bit of roasty and even a faint hint of chocolate. The Oaked lends it's traits with some wood and vanilla flavors. Bitter throughout. Definitely some alcohol of the back of the tounge.

A solid medium heavy, but with ample carbonation. Bitter and dry in the finish. Tons of flavor but still very drinkable, maybe dangerously so.

Overall, I am quite impressed with this beer. It does manage to be better than the some of it's parts. The dry hopping is what seals the deal for me. A truly one of a kind American ale. Buy this if you see it. While you will appreciate this more if you have tried the three other Bastards, it is a fine beer independently. Drink it fresh. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 07:29:03 | More by Humulus85
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-25-2012 05:39:28 | More by SFC21
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-25-2012 05:38:31 | More by ferrettman687
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-25-2012 02:58:53 | More by tswater
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really wanted to get ahold of this beer, and I asked for this at many stores. I finally found this on tap at my favorite bar.

They served Lukcy in a fluted glass with about two fingers of fluffy/sticky foam. The head stayed around for quite a while. The coloring was dark reddish brown.

Off the top I pick up some light hopping and a decent amount of maltiness.

The flavor was complex with a decent hop forward presence. I get citrus and pine. There was some toffee presence; as well as a little tobacco. I even get some scotch in the aftertaste.

This is a pretty decent bastard. Stone is an expert at these, not surprised that this one is so good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 01:04:11 | More by ummswimmin
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-25-2012 00:50:23 | More by CorneliusBunker
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Googs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-24-2012 19:19:43 | More by Googs
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-24-2012 16:33:10 | More by hopswap1
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. 2012 bottle that says enjoy by Jan 31, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish copper amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bold yet balanced aroma of juicy hops, spicy pine, and sweet malts. Citrus hops upfront with hints of grapefruit, orange, mango, tangerine, and lemon. A pretty dank and earthy smell of spicy pine resin. Strong toasted malt backbone with big hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. Also some hints of brown sugar and alcohol. A pretty strong and good smell.

Taste: Big, juicy, spicy, and malty like the nose hints. Strong taste of citrus up front with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, mango, and lemon. Earthy and grassy hops with a good kick of spice from pine resin. A big malt presence follows with toasted malts and brown sugar sweetness. Taste of sweet caramel, toffee, yeast, and biscuit. Some booze in the taste. The hops and malts balance each other well for a big overall taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly sticky. Some alcohol heat is felt. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A very good Strong Ale. Bold in both the hops and malts. Well balanced and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 07:09:50 | More by MattyG85
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-24-2012 03:58:05 | More by johnnyboy76
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.