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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,107 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,107
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 112
Gots: 339 | FT: 8
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 retry4z
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a reddish brown with a creamy one finger head. Smell is very hoppy. Tangarine, bubble gum, grapefruit. There's an oaky presence with a sweet bread malt backbone. The flavor is delicious. Toffee, bubblegum, hop bitterness. Very creamy mouthfeel. Quite a delicious beer.

Photo of dar482
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%

The beer comes in a rich dark ruby color.

The aroma is caramel sweetness, with an amalgamation of hops from grapefruit, hints of tropical nectar, resinous pine, and garlic.

The flavor follows with lots of sweetness up front of candy and sugar. Then onto sweet dried grapefruit peel, touches of tropical, then onto an aggressive bitterness.

The beer is just very sweet and bitter. It drinks well otherwise, but those are huge detractors for the brew.

Photo of kinupanda
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of maz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bomber into a snifter. Fresh 2014 bottle released just this week October 27-31.

Beautiful head on this brew, creamy, thick, pillow-like and frothy, with lace remaining behind as it recedes. The body is dark amber with lighter amber hues and carbonation is light but visible. 4.5

If you smelled this beer blindfolded, you'd probably assume it was an IPA. It's hugely resinous, piney with some slightly citrus notes. The aroma is explosive. Underneath the prominent hop aroma are toasty, biscuity malt notes and a spice that reminds me of rye. Is there rye in this? 4.25

There's a lot more going on with the flavors here. There's still a big hop presence, giving some spicy, resinous flavors, but this swerves into a blend of toastiness and sweet caramel. Fruit notes and citrus join the caramel to give a very enjoyable combination. 4.25

My tongue is almost numb from the bitterness on this bad boy. It gets you up front and on the finish. Thankfully, the middle is so sweet and velvety it provides the balance to make that bitterness tolerable. It's medium-bodied, feels light in carbonation and finishes semi-dry. 4.25

This beer to me seems like an uber-hopped imperial red ale, one retaining it's malty red flavors while displaying an uncontainable amount of hops. It's good, bold and aggressive.

Photo of diehl07
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of calcutron
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of zac16125
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip
bottled on: 10/10/14

Part of the Arrogant mixed 4 pack, which is BTW a great deal. Love me some Stone, although the trying to read the misspelled bottle label gave me a headache.


A: Pours a translucent dark mahogany with some ruby hues when held to light. Just under 2 fingers of tan colored head builds, then has very good retention before dissipating down. Leaves a good amount of lacing. 4.25

S: Interesting. Some piney and soapy hop notes, there is an almost smokey malt character, citrus rind, subtle booze. 3.75

T: Lots of herbaceous and floral hops, oaky notes, caramel malts, like the nose an almost smokey malt character, piney hop bitterness. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriate, ABV is very well makes, drinkability is very good. 4.25

O: Its definitely a good beer, but I cant say that I prefer this blend over any of the components individually (especially not Double Bastard or Oaked Arrogant). Certainly a worthy drink though, one that I will probably have again in the future. 4

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MLDucky
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Birmz
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of richj1970
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tamigleo
4.88/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Nordbier
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Modernrickk
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JAFoley
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A - Clear deep amber body with nice foamy off-white head. Great retention and lacing, as with all Stone beer.

S - Malts, pine, and mint.

T - Pungent pine and floral hops. Big medicine taste. Smokey, toasted, earthy malts. Nice bite of alcohol, adding heat.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick and biting. In no way sticky.

O - Really dig this. Flavors complex, intense and strong Very dry and drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,107 ratings.