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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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2,274 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,274
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 119
Gots: 387 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010

Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

A dry-hopped blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.
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Photo of travolta
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: A beautiful clear, amber/ruby color. Fantastic tan head with great lacing.

Nose: Black cherry and some raisin. Pine and citrus. Tiny bit of leather.

Taste: great balance of malt and hops. Hops is right up front on the palate. The oak stays with you until the finish.

Notes: I've loved anything related to Arrogant Bastard. They just haven't messed this one up. Another twist on an old favorite.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a very deep amber in color with plenty of notes of brown, but red is the dominant color. A small and off white head forms and retains very well with a nice latticework down the sides of the glass. Really a beautiful looking beer in the glass that would look even nicer with a cigar next to it.

S- A big bang of hops and malt bitterness hit right up front and assault the nostrils. The hops are very piney and moderate to high in the bitterness category, while the malts add a bit of a dulling bitterness quality to the scent. Right after the bitterness from both the hops and the malts, the malt shows off a little bit of caramel sweetness, but just the slightest amount. If you really search, there is a touch of oak in there as well before the bitterness resumes and is the lingering impression of the smell.

T- Starts just like the scent with some assertive piney hops bitterness right up front. The hops again combine with the malt to increase the bitterness, before the touch of oak becomes noticeable in the taste. The caramel sweetness comes second to last in the taste, providing more sweetness in the taste than in the scent. Again, like the smell, the hops bitterness is strong and lingering on the back end of the drink.

M- This beer is fairly smooth to a medium to slightly above average level of carbonation for the style. The feel is fairly thick and chewy, and it supports the bitterness in the flavor well. The alcohol feels stronger than it is due to the bitterness.

Overall, I'm not a big fan of the Bastard series on the whole, but this is a good option for the hop heads in the crowd. The dry hopping is easily noticeable, in addition to the stronger malt aspects of the base beer. This is a good brew in terms of taste, smell, and feel, but the look of this beer is really beautiful in the glass.

Photo of ChristiBerli
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of BiteTheBullet
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of helios7
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Odd staleness in the body. Not unpleasant, but unexpected. Lingering hop finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can't find a date on the bottle amid all the cutesy bullshit diatribe - wait - BB 1/1/15 - at 40 degrees into a nonic
Aroma very conifer-ey
Head small (2 cm), off white, frothy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and 1 mm layer
Lacing complete ring about 2 mm thick with mostly tiny bubbles
Body medium amber, crystal clear
Flavor very pine hoppy forward, quickly dropping to some random terpenes which hang around before morphing into a light bitterness; no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 4

Not a big Stone fan because my experience makes them seem over rated for the price point, but this brewski is pretty good.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of schoolboy
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed the Bastard Box. The double was my favorite by a long shot - always has been. This one was just not AS outstanding. The sum of the parts / 4 is not more than the parts.

It is real dark and kinda ugly. The aroma is a sublime mixture of malts mostly. The head is really pretty.

The taste is a bitter malty mess. It just isn't better than double. It's thick and sweet and bitter, with an aftertaste that sits bitter.

These bastards are a nice (OK, a not nice) bundle and they should sell a lot of these to people making a bad holiday statement.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.