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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Nightrain87, Nov 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

littlebeer, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of brethartt
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

A - nice dark amber appearance, good amount of head
S - floral hops are dominant, yet there are notes bready malts
T - strong bitter hop start fades to robust malts.

The funny thing about this beer is that I enjoyed it more then the beers used in the blend.
For $6, this beer is a good buy. A complex beer to break down for really not being that interesting of a beer other then being blended. Overall, this is a Stone beer I will look forward to annually.

brethartt, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of StubFaceJoe
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

StubFaceJoe, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

A: The beer pours a nice dark copper body with a thick tan head that quickly fades and leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: I am picking up a strong amount of hops, nice sweet malt, some citrus, piney hops and a little bit of oak and booze.

T: It tastes a lot like your basic Arrogant Bastard, but with so much more going on. I am getting a lot of sweet malt with a nice hoppy bitterness that lasts on my palate for a very long time. The hops go back and forth between spicy and citrusy. Absolutely delicious and crazy beer.

M: For a beer thats so high in alcohol and such an intense flavor, it goes down so easy. It has a nice full body with a nice creamy feel as it goes down. There is also a bit of carbonation on the front of the tongue.

O: This is just a fantastic beer. I mean the flavor is just so insane that it took several sips to even get ahold of what I am drinking. Just a delicious beer and I am so happy that I got the last bottle at my local shop

gtermi, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

tripledbrew, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

andthevolcano, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Best by 1/31/13. Served in a Red Brick snifter.

Pours dark crimson with one and a half finger manilla head. A good bit of lace.

Smells of robust pine and citrus hops, sweet bread and trace vanilla. Nice.

Taste is big and hoppy. Pine, mango, orange peel, biscuit, pepper and a mild note of vanilla/oak. The booze is present but well integrated.

Medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Long bittersweet finish.

A big bold hop-filled strong ale. I haven't tried the oaked version but I think I like this more than either the standard or the double. Nice blend of flavors, smells pleasant and a good feel. Well worth a try if you see it. I'd certainly drink it again.

ThickNStout, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%

A: Pours a clear dark ruby red. Big dense tan head on top. Head fades quite slowly. Nice lacework left behind. Good head retention.

S: Huh, interesting. Lots of strong caramel first off. Surprisingly oaky and resinous to boot. Has hints of tropical fruit floating around. Pineapple and mango I think. Some other fruit I can't quite place. Is it Kiwi?

T: Very malty, sweet caramel with some toffee and brown sugar. Some tropical fruit mixes in, just a tiny bit. Strong resin in the middle and then turns very oaky to boot, suddenly very drying. Long lingering bitter and drying aftertaste with more resinous hops mixed in.

M: Fairly syrupy and sweet. Very drying to boot.

O: What an interesting blend. I expected it to be really hoppy but it's honestly not other than the strong resinous bitterness in between sips. Up front it's very malt-forward however. Definitely strong ale category. I enjoyed it, but I think this beer is better as its individual parts, not as a sum as those parts.

Dope, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

brotherloco, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Burt, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Snellgg5, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

raffy313, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery - whose beers I often find underwhelming. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a rich vibrant amber-copper. Quite appealing for the style. I'm impressed. Semitransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Toasted malt, dry floral hops, fruit, grapefruit hop character, amber malts, and a bit of biscuit. A mild strength aroma. Not horribly evocative, but pleasant. I don't detect yeast or alcohol.

T: Dry floral hops, evoking fruit - especially grapefruit and berry. Toasted malt with a hint of cream forms the somewhat bland foundation. No real yeast comes through. I do get some oak - but not enough. It's a mess of flavours and feels rather haphazard - like a chance success at blending random flavours. There's no real focus or feeling of deliberation behind it. It's just scattershot. It's pleasant but it lacks balance or reason. Even a bit acidic on the climax. An accidental success. I can definitely tell it's a blend - and not a great one at that.

Mf: Smooth, tingly, musty, and wet. It has random moments of coarseness and dryness, matching the messiness of the flavours. It's off from what it should be.

Dr: This is quite the mess. Not at all balanced. It's enjoyable for what it is, but it's overpriced and overrated. It has good aspects, but not enough to justify purchasing it again. It does hide its ABV quite well. Another mundane offering from Stone.

High C+

kojevergas, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ezperkins2, Nov 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

speak72, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip, best before 1/31/13. Poured aggressive down the center and got a huge 4 inch off white head, hangs around awhile before coating the glass with lace. Smell is citrus, carmel, pine, toffee, bready, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is very big, sweet carmel and toffee up-front, with a burst of grapefruit, citrus, and alcohol in the finish, really well done. Body is medium large, with plenty of carbonation, more lush than dry, and very approachable. This is another hoppy gem from Stone.

SawDog505, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerBeast, Nov 04, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

A-Pours a clear toasted cherry color. Brownish crimson. Head is a vibrant tan hue. Head is thick and bubbly. It leaves generous speckles of lacing.

S-Big and brawny. Obviously well-hopped. Big notes of pine. Citrus and green grass hops. A cauldron of caramel. Even a whisper of oak. This beer delivers the liquor-fueled sweetness of Double Bastard, the loud hoppiness of Arrogant Bastard and the divine oak of Oaked Bastard.

T-The slight nuance of oak really adds another layer to the violent pine hop and flowing caramel. This is defiant brew; liquid insolence! Freakish bitterness meets velvety maltiness. Then the sneaky oak sets in. Booze is not masked.

M-Bitter! Drying! Boozy! A sipper. Medium carbonation. Fuller bodied.

O/D-I personally find all three of the base beers to be excellent (I will give the nod to Oaked Arrogant Bastard as my personal favorite). This one is pretty neat, but I find that the parts are greater than the sum in this situation. Still pretty awesome, but I would probably take any of the three original Bastards over this. Still a damn good beer.

VelvetExtract, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

AlexChillton, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Gtg642, Nov 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

GuyIncognito, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

flayedandskinned, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ambruns1979, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.