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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 102
Gots: 180 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Alcorn, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Ncpogs, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of AWL
4/5  rDev -4.1%

AWL, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Amber/burgundy colored body with a little bit of transparency. Sticky tan head that stays around.

S- Piney hops, citrus notes, toasted malt and toasted oak.

T- Piney hops up front, with biscuity malts coming through. Oak comes through in the middle and finishes like a very hoppy barleywine.

M- Full bodied, medium-high carbonation. A full-flavored sipper.

O- Really captures the 3 bastards well. The hops come through from double, the oak comes through too and makes a great offering.

stephenjmoore, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
2.68/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This was the first beer I reviewed on BA about 2 years ago. I enjoyed it so much I felt I had to tell the world. 400 beer reviews later and it's finally back again.

2012 Review

Appearance
Ruby Red with 1 finger of white head. Good retention and excellent clarity.

Nose
Toffee, Pine Sol, grapefruit zest, Fruity Pebbles and sugar.

Taste
Vicious hop action is all over this in the form of Pine Sol cleaner, Fruity Pebbles and grapefruit zest. Nothing juicy, just abrasive and artificial. Has a nice thick malt backbone comprised of toffee and table sugar. There's also a hint of something burnt in there.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, oily, bitter and dry.

Overall
Not a cohesive brew. The hop and malt bill really seem to work against each other. A beer that I once loved is now just cloying and annoys me. It's amazing how much taste buds can change in a couple years.

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Original Review (2010)

A: 4.0, N: 4.0, T: 5.0, M: 3.5, O: 4.5
Final rating: 4.5
Beautiful ruby color with nice lacing and head. Aggressive citrus and pine upfront; slightly spicy with a hint of floral. Big malty caramel backbone with just a hint of oak and vanilla. This is easily my favorite "13asartd." I really hope Stone brews this again for upcoming years.

justintcoons, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Jagen
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter...very very excited to try this.

A - pours with a 2 finger head...slightly off-white color. nice lacing on the side of the glass as the head fades away. looks like all the other bastards--a very rich, red/ruby color. head always been a fan of how the entire series of beers looks. I am extremely excited to try this beer.
S - delicious. the most recent bastard I've drank is the double, so the smell comes off as slightly weaker than it (as to be expected). I smell some nice subtle piney hops with a ever-so-slight oak background. smells sweet...very inviting aroma but the aroma seems a little weak to me

T - Amazing. Immediate hops and sweetness (but a little subdued for a bastard), malt, wood, and then back to the sweetness and then back to the hops for the aftertaste! I like it a lot..you can definitely tell it is a blend of the bastards (although the last time I had an oaked-bastard is a long time ago...) It is a great beer but I think it fell a little short of my (extremely) high expectations

M - nothing special. good amount of carbonation. medium body. dry. not a bad mouthfeel, but nothing noteworthy...very crisp beer.

O - I enjoy this beer very much. Wondering if it will age well. It doesn't have the bite of the double bastard but I think is a step above the regular bastard. It is a great beer and well-worth seeking out. Might just have to pick up a few more.

Jagen, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

kemoarps, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ilikebeer03, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

mixed_master7, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

splendidsplinter, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Chugs13, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

sneaks2210, Dec 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

WritersBlock, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle labeled "best by January 31, 2013" into a tulip- pours a clear mahogany/amber color with 1.5 fingers of head, decent retention, really nice lacing.

Definitely some earthy pine hops in the smell, a little booze, some oak. A little murky smelling, but not altogether unpleasing.

Taste is much like the smell- a thick boozy, molasses-like flavor pervades. Moderate bitterness and earthy pine hop notes up front, followed by the molasses-like flavor to really ride the rest of the way out.

Mouthfeel is OK- full bodied, moderately carbonated, very syrupy, chewy, resinous. Perhaps this is better fresh. I like all of the other Bastards on tap and they're fine in the bottle. I'm not crazy about this one but again, maybe better with a fresher bottle or on tap.

Hopdaemon39, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from the recent re-release, into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber-brown with a nice off-white head.

S: Far-wafting aromas of big fruity hops (mango, grapefruit, orange), along with some caramel sweetness and very malted roasted grain. Slight notes of alcohol and wood.

T: Thick bitterness with pronounced grapefruit and pine hop notes, hefty caramel malt, bready, boozy edge, molasses. A tiny bit too sweet.

M: Medium-bodied with a nice creamy feel from the carbonation.

O: Doesn't trump Double Bastard for me (a bit too sweet overall), but this is pretty tasty.

Etan, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

carlitos92, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

haddyhustle302, Nov 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Dat, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Tom-Peters, Nov 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

cwreay90, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. But I don't know. Didnt even bother to get a Double Bastard bottle this year, though I did have a draught the other night. This just reminds me of Arrogant, nothing special, and for 3 bucks less I could have just had an Arrogant.

Pretty, amber, great head. Little oak and vanilla in the aroma. Sweet malts, big piney hops, some veg, some floral. Nice balance bitter and sweet. Strong, drinkable and satisfying.

I think my problem with this beer is this review can cover all the bastards. Been there, done that. Should've saved my 3 bucks, got an AB. Or better yet, pass.

B33R501, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

theminutemen, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Spaceangler, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

runner440, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Immortale25, Nov 29, 2012
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.