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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,161 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,161
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 111
Gots: 351 | FT: 9
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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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 33/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 16/20

Overall 82/100

This strong ale from Stone bursts with a big hop profile and a sticky bitterness that lasts... Nothing weak here. While the hops certainly play a lead role, the malt backbone also comes through on the back end. Banana, Toast, Rind and just a touch of tobacco can be picked up. Truly a beer that sets itself apart from the pack~

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured hard into my Lucifer snifter.

Sight: Sorrel colored body, ruby highlights through the middle when held up to light. When poured hard, a beige head develops, but later dies down to a reasonable, finger-thick cap. Lacing left seems light and lacey, with no cool word to describe it.

Smell: A bit of pine, caramel, and lightly woody aromas. I doubt as hoppy in smell as a regular A.B.

Taste: Pine persists from to finish. The middle speaks with a touch of dryness, due to the oaked part of the triad. There are hints of malt and a little caramel or butterscotch, but not sure which, made difficult to discern due to hoppy nature. There is somehow, a smoothness or perhaps balance to the taste, all the ingredients playing in harmony with each other. Is this due to the beer being a blend of three others? Other reviewers mention the malt (of the D.B.?) taming the hops, which makes sense to me after reading it. As it warms, I think the oaked part of the triad is easier to taste, too.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Carbonation is evident, but not crisp and bubbly like a Belgian dubbel or tripel (I mean, it is an American strong ale, not a Belgian thing). There is a fair amount of body and coating to the beer on the tongue. I feel a light film on my teeth.

Overall: A neat idea of a beer, and great taste. I am pretty sure I can detect each of the three original brews, and would love to catch this on draft. A fnei boj Ontes, m’I pterty urse er’ew the lukcy basartds.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.69/5  rDev -11.3%

Bottle from Tipples dated 10/20/14 and poured on 11/8/14. Pours beautiful amber red with a big fluffy off white to light khaki head with some yellowish hue. Aroma is like sticking my face in a bag of raw hops, lemon peel, soapiness, grass. Flavor is super sweet maltiness but not particularly heavy, big vegetal hops but not particularly bitter, caramel, biscuity malts, oak. A bit of a lemony pinesol note here, and the malts are on the bland side. Medium plus body, dry as expected for a bastard, with medium low carbonation. Not so sure I'm into this one, as it lacks both the the bitterness and the heavy malt profile of Bastard. Seems on the watered down side, flavor wise. It's pretty decent but just falls incredibly flat for me. Huh.

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

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11-7-14, Bottle dated, 10-4-14, inside Bastard Box.

Poured into a Stone 10.5oz glass, dark like their 18th anniversary, but has that red hue to it when held up to light like AB, pretty clear red color,

Nose: HOPS, this thing is massive, if I was blindfolded I would say RuinTen everytime. You don't get too much malt characteristic in the nose, there is some carmel, sweetness, redness, and just overall a full body nose, but hops dominate.

Taste: Again, this seems very similar to RuinTen, just a bit more full/darker. Less bitter then RT but this is pretty hoppy. Taste is hops with a sweet dark fruit, similar to their 18th ipa. Aftertaste is bitter/sweetness, grapefruit, this beer definitely is less malty then the rest in the bastard family.

Mouthfeel: This is pretty much full bodied, decently carbonated, but again it just hits the tongue with that dry hopped bitterness...

Overall: THIS IS A 10. I have had few beers with the complexity that this one has, it is very similar to their 18th anniversary IPA in the darker/copper category, but the dry hopping on this is insane, it's like RuinTen but retains the dark fruit/caramel from AB and the other bastards. I'm lucky to have it pretty fresh. Seek this out. I know my local place here in Idaho got a case or 2 of just the Lukcy Basartd so it seems to be a bigger release then the Bastard Boxes. Or at least everyone that got the box also got a case or 2 of this. Get it, you won't be disappointed.

10/10

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,161 ratings.