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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,325 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,325
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 125
Gots: 407 | 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 freemanj
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HardTarget
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep amber, ruby red glass shows excellent clarity and holds a thin cover and thick halo of foam that laces the glass.

Aroma: Hoppy, pine, earthy, mild citric, with a toffee malt base.

Taste: Hops are up front and firm, more citric than the nose, it stays grapefruit while some pine and sugary malt make passing appearances. It's a bit hot with some alcohol in the finish.

Feel: Medium carbonation, light medium body is a bit oily and numbing.

Overall: Tried side by side with an Arrogant Bastard, this is hoppier, and hotter with alcohol than a straight Bastard. There's more base as well, a richer, more toffee, caramel malt sweetness that holds the other flavors up.

Very enjoyable, could see grabbing a few more.

Photo of delta490
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a deep clear brown with a slight ruddy tint. The almost-white head is thin and then disappears to almost nothing. And yet it still leaves nice small sticky lacing. The aroma is woody, with light hints of caramel sweetness and a little floral hops. The taste is delicious, but changes slightly with each sip, with some oaky, some more malt-forward, and others more aggressively hops. It has a nice weight and smooth feel with a big bite at the finish.

Photo of breakingbland
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hypno
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of target88
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of cnbrown313
3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Rootscipio
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks wise is BEAUTIFUL. A deep purplish red ....a touch cloudy.....and a frothy verrrry light brown tannish head. wow. Smell wise I'm getting a lot of carmel malts and pine like hops..woody.earthy hops. Almost a breadyness to it as well. very pungent and hoppy. This beer tastes awesome!!! pine punches up front...some citrus back bone to it as well. not really getting the vanilla that everyone is talking about yet.
mouth feel is very nicely carbonated, just perfect.very enjoyable.

Photo of MaxWillis
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Alron
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of samtrillo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nose hit me the hops first. Piney and citrusy. Followed by the rich malt presence and some oak.

The taste is bitter and deep caramel malt upfront. Def citrus and grapefruit hoppiness in there. It's hard to discern the hop profile because it's masked behind a richer darker malt base than I'm used to for this amount of hops. American Strong Ale, or American Brown IPA. Blurring genres once again is Stone.

I'm also getting vanilla Dr. Pepper in the taste, but obviously a bitter version. Seriously, It's kinda like adult Dr. Pepper for me right now and that's awesome. And the times when Dr. Pepper tastes more fruity and less just viscous sweet, you know?

Anyway, It's an awesome beer. So far my favorite of the Stone 4pk. On to the BBA>>

Photo of Rhaegar18
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

I get a hint of the familiar Bastard taste, behind a flavorful rush of citrusy and piny hops

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of anon
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of scotorum
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the new bomber variety fourpack, purchased last week. The deliberately misspelled name is cute up to the point where you have to spell it "correctly." Then it's kind of a pain.

a: Clear copper with an inch and a half light tan head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Ripe light fruit, mainly pear; then pine resin.

t: An unidentifiable fruity flavor followed by a substantial hop bite. Bitterness and some sourness lingers. High ABV is very well covered, although a bit of throat burn appears later.

m: Light to moderate. Pretty good body, good carbonation tingle.

o: A barleywinish mixture of other Stone brews (I understand) which is refreshing, but the sourness is a bit offputting for me. Any anticipated smokiness or oakiness is masked completely by the fruitiness, almost as though they mixed the brew with fruit cup juice. Which is odd considering it's a mix of three other Stone brews to which I have given higher marks.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,325 ratings.