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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,393 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,393
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 98
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

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

Dat, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Tom-Peters
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Tom-Peters, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of cwreay90
5/5  rDev +19.9%

cwreay90, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of B33R501
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
Photo of haddon
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

JeffreyJDavis, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TonyT013, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ColiLovesRegen13, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

WoodburyMN, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

seplo, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

hlatimer266, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

deonreds, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Kubrickx, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of vic21234
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.

vic21234, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

qwe2323, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Hopstout, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of minterro
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

minterro, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

RichH55, Nov 26, 2012
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,393 ratings.