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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,391 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 97
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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Photo of Rich540
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Rich540, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

A-Clear ruby, some carbonation, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Good hop profile, earthy, caramel and some dirt.

T-Good balance, caramel balances out with good hop profile. Some toffee. Dirt and grass ends with some bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, crisp with hop resins abound.

O-Was expecting a little bit more in terms of hops but it was a decent beer at the end of the day. Hopefully Stone releases this more often.

rlee1390, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

HopBrain, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

MarkyMOD, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

jwgkicks, Nov 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

meanmutt, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

99firehawkman, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

AdamP, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jwat, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CGMLS3, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Now this is a New Beer Sunday beer.

The body is a deep amber, looks more like Oaked Arrogant than the other 2. Thin khaki head.

I get alot of Arrogant Bastard on the nose. Strong caramel and toffee notes (probably from Double Bastard). I surprisingly get alot of pineapple and grassy aromas. Other faint citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, and starfruit come in faintly. Very balanced and nice.

Lots of grassy, lemony hops. The hops that come one remind me ALOT of 16th Anniversary from Stone. Light slick lemons and lemongrass as well. Toffee and caramel are more in the background than I expected, and its more drinkable than you would expect.

It drinks extremely well. The slick hops make what would be a super sweet beer very balanced. I like it.

VncentLIFE, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BigBarley, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

2012 bottling. Poured from an arrogant bottle into an unworthy New Belgium snifter. This lucky bastard of a beer pours clear with a beautiful reddish amber color, a nice rocky head, and bubbles streaming up the center of the glass. Nice nose with a good mix of caramel malt tones, sticky, sappy hops, and a hint of vanilla.

Full body and really creamy feel on this bastard. Flavor-wise, this is one complex bastard. I swear I can taste all 3 of the Bastards in this bastard. I get sweet caramel and oaky, vanilla-like notes in the front of the palate and a nice blast of hops at mid-palate that bring on flavors of oranges and grapefruit. The finish is dry and sustained and has a nice pleasant boozy Double Bastard warmth to it. Those bastards at Stone really know what they're doing.

This bastard makes me proud of the term ``American Strong Ale''. Its blend of somewhat mismatched flavors make it a truly unique bastard. It's like a cross between a barleywine and an IPA with a dash of vanilla tossed in for good measure. Definitely recommended (bastard).

deadonhisfeet, Nov 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

dphillips, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

bigbeers84, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

blmar311, Nov 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

captainbearcat, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jsurfs82, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

whodeyvols, Nov 17, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours dark reddish brown with a finger of head, decent retention and lacing.

Totally hop forward..evergreen, some citrus, some sweet grains in the back for balance.

Big bitterness throughout, oily hops, overwhelming pine, long dry bitter finish.

Medium bodied, dry.

Good but too much going on. Why complicate things by blending bastards?

TheMultiYeast, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Presentation: 22 oz brown pop top with quintessential Stone graphics and attitude; best by 1-31-13. Poured into my half-pint Black Sheep chalice.

Appearance: Bright, beautiful amber hue, with a large light tan cap which shows good retention.

Smell: Straight-up dank, herbal hops (Chinooks?). Just a bit of sweet caramel malt underneath, but it's almost completely overwhelmed by the hops.

Taste: Big bitterness (of course), with herbs and a touch of orange pith. The caramel malts are honestly pretty overwhelmed here. The alcohol is definitely there, but it's not overpowring. Not as much of the oaked Bastard as I'd like, but there is a bit of oaky astringency here.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, which really increases the drinkability, but I'd almost like just a bit more in a beer of this size/strength.

Overall: Bold, brash, and ballsy. Pretty much the only way Stone knows how to do it. I like this better than Double Bastard, which I found (even after a year) to be a bit too sharp and unbalanced. This is bolder than Arrogant Bastard, and just slightly rougher. Yet, I have to say I like this almost as well, or as well, as the Oaked Bastard, which might be my favorite of the four. For $6.99, this is something I'd pick up once or twice a year if I had access.

87-B

BedetheVenerable, Nov 17, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured into a goblet.

Pours cola-colored, nearly the same color as the bottle. Nice film of pale white head throughout.

Aroma is a potent mix of caramel and piney, biting hops. There's a touch of sweetness, like M&Ms, as well.

Flavor is a really interesting mix of malts and hops. Caramel and an oak woodiness permeate, but leave a little room for the dry, pine hope flavor to sneak through. The combined flavor is so big, I almost wish this beer was a pie so I could chew it.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Nice and dense, but the finish is just a bit sticky, with wonderful flavors remaining.

Great beer all-around. Sometimes brewers amaze me, especially ones like Stone, who produce these spectacular beers with huge flavors in mass quantities. There's a reason they're one of the best.

stonermouse, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Danobold, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

22ozer with a standard Stone Brew pint glass
*Notes from Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! 11/11/12

A: Pours that same deep auburn color as the original with such great clarity to it. Produces a good half finger of persistent khaki foam head. Leaves behind some rings of chunky lace upon the glass.

S: Smells of sweet caramelized malts and dank hops by way of pine, dried herbs, and spicy citrus. Malt imparts some undercurrents of toasted raisin bread. There is a of bit of solventy alcohol vapor coming though as well. Nice aromas overall. Seems much hoppier than the original AB.

T: Hoppy out the gates with waves of pine, orange citrus, and a real danky herbalness. Big time Chinooks here. Toasted biscuit and caramelized sugars stand firm and are complimented nicely by some raisin/plum/fig esters. A slight earthy wood note but not picking up a ton of the Oaked here. There is an upper moderate level of bitterness to the beer that lingers long after the finish. Alcohol is present but not distracting. A real nice blend and a bit more enjoyable than the standard AB for me.

M: Smooth and creamy mouthfeel overall. Delivers a nice moderate physique with slight chewy consistency and even carbonation. Has a nice drying crisp texture in the finish. Some resinous hop linger action.

D: A solid blend of the three Bastard’s. Hoppier than the originally and much more drinkable than the Double. Yet still true to Stone form with the big bold flavors we have come to love in Arrogant Bastard…only slightly more accentuated I would say. Not sure if they dry hop this version but it does seem much hoppier than the original. I can do without the drabble on the side of the bottle…what a bother to decipher.

I would say definitely go for it if you are a fan of the standard.

Nugganooch, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hessian257, Nov 16, 2012
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.