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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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1,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 697
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 102
Gots: 265 | FT: 6
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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Photo of oldmankoch
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely one of the top 5 most unique beers I've ever had. The blending presents a lot of flavor interchange. Floral/Sweet Fruits/Resin/Leather/Oak/Caramel/Vanilla. Flavors opened as the beer warmed. This one has me interested in trying their DB

oldmankoch, Monday at 02:29 AM
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3.7/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

ShadyRigglesbee, Monday at 12:24 AM
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

nsiergiej, Sunday at 11:48 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Theogre83, Sunday at 11:15 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

hayesjw, Sunday at 11:10 PM
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%

Apellonious, Sunday at 11:03 PM
Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle (10/10/2014):
Pours much like the regular Arrogant Bastard in color and clarity, maybe a bit lighter hue. The head pours a bit more and sustains a tad longer. Light auburn red, obvious clarity when held to light, and some lacing. Nose is a bit fruitier than the original, to me. The hops are floral citrus, citrus zest, and have a honey-like sweetness (perhaps reminiscent of tropical fruits) to them that I don't get from the original.

The beer starts off with a light base, a hint of amber ale flavors, but tropical fruit sweetness takes over. I get papaya mainly, but strangely a hint of coconut also. There is a lighter citrus taste, orange or tangerine like, that comes in afterwards and slowly fades to orange peel and maybe a little ruby grapefruit.

The beer when I drank it was lacking a bit of carbonation, but that didn't really hurt the beer. The beer seemed a bit thin, but the flavors bold enough to give almost a medium overall body to the beer. A woody dryness builds up over the beer, not obvious in any particular sip (might also be product of other beers).

I enjoyed this beer. The somewhat sweeter nature of the full taste was a bit surprising. Having reviewed this after having a normal Arrogant Bastard might have skewed my perception slightly. I had trouble discerning whether I liked this better than the BBA version, but I think it's another very small step up over that.

edit: letting the beer warm a bit mellowed out the flavors very nicely.

cjgiant, Sunday at 10:56 PM
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

drdiesel9483, Sunday at 10:45 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

blastoderm55, Sunday at 10:32 PM
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3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Stillyman11, Sunday at 10:26 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

hit728, Sunday at 09:24 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Stobin, Sunday at 09:24 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Number3red, Sunday at 08:23 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Morey, Sunday at 03:16 PM
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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%

Namtracxtra, Sunday at 09:43 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -13.7%

dertyd, Sunday at 07:48 AM
Photo of gonzo000
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An excellent Ale. Smooth, very smooth for an 8.5 ABV. This Dry hopped bastard boarders on being an IPA - as a friend said he assumed upon tasting it. Nice Brown/amber color with a 2 finger head when poured into a pint glass. Get the hops and several fruit notes on the nose (grapefruit, maybe cherry). The taste is very hoppy, with a smooth finish of some nutty or typical brown characteristics. Again, the beer is smooth with very good body. Lacing is consistent down the glass, lasting well after I finish. Hope I get Lukcy again sometime soon.

gonzo000, Sunday at 05:58 AM
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.