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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,321 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,321
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 125
Gots: 402 | 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 FreshZ
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Docer
4.57/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a couple of these and some Double Bastards this year..

50% Reg., 50% Dbl.. oaked.. dry-hopped... 8.5% alc.. can't go wrong!

- Poors a mean brown bastard. Off white light creamy head... a finger and a half down to big bubbly spotting, and a bubbly funky ring.. clear copper dark mahogany...

- Big aroma citrus hops.. zesty pine aroma.. sweet light brown sugar, malts, caramel... smooth hops bitter and not. Smells lovely.

- Bit zesty spicy hops... pine, rich woodiness.. grassy herbal citrus oh my... smooth caramel, roasty goodness... this is a huge winner for Stone and myself currently.

- Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated.. drying rightfully so.. but smooth sailing.

- Very drinkable and well made brew. I am amazed by this beer. The heat doesn't sneak up until the very end and is so so dangerously smooth to drink. Even the belch smells of fine fine hops. Get it while you can!

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of durlta
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of russwbeck
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice sized creamy off white head atop a brown pour. The retention and lacing is very nice.

S: Hops up front, piney with some grapefruit. Slight maltiness here, perhaps some caramel. Really hop forward.

T: The hops are less piney than the smell, mostly grapefruit coming through. It's really interesting how 'long' the taste develops on the palate. Maltiness is next, definite caramel. This is followed by what I'm assuming is the OAKED portion, slight oakiness and slight vanilla hints.

MF: The finish is really bitter and dry, very enjoyable. Nice amount of carbonation, and a heavier body than I was expecting from the pour.

O: After reading the thread comparing this to the Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Grand Cru, I picked this up to try. I do see the similarities, but the Grand Cru is decidedly better. Don't read that as this beer sucks, it is still very good.

Photo of Burkbom23
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fortunate to try this on tap at Fountainhead. Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Like the others, this pours a dark cherry / mohagony color, with a fluffy off-white head that retains nicely, with generous lacing coating the glass.

Smell: A bit herbally from almost excessive dry hopping. Earthy and citrus hop notes are present as well. Some dark fruits manage to make themselves known, smells like figs and raisins from Crystal 120.

Taste: Light dark fruit flavors with the semi sweet malt to start. I enjoy the use of this malt in the bastards. The malt flavor really is pushed aside by the earthy, grassy hops. Bitter and strong in flavor, the hop presence is quite strong. The end does not wrap up as nicely as I wish it would, maybe a bit more OAB in there would be nice.

Mouthfeel: Not quite stout level, but this has quite a full feel, with a fair amount of hop oil from the dry hop. The carbonation is consistent, but it almost feels creamy and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: The dry hopping is quite intense and would be too much to handle more than once. I enjoyed the newest member of the bastard family, but for my money there is not a bastard better than the OAB.

Photo of valkyre65
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of taospowder
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Massbmx
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of NateMac13
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Seanibus
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another major winner from Stone. This is like a liquid creme brulee. Or more accurately, like a creme brulee without the creme.

Pours a deep purply amber with a big, fluffy tanish head that falls to a sticky curtain of lace. The aroma is huge and carmelly, with a big dose of citrusy hops that takes a dark, plummy turn in conjunction with the malt. The flavor is like burnt caramel, with a sweet, charred edge. The hops are huge and sweet and blowzy, citrusy and piny. The mouthfeel is chewy and firm, with a bitter, carmel crunch to it.

Photo of pirmannt1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours a slightly hazy amber to light brown color, with good carbonation and a small white head. the smell is resinous with pine and citrus notes. the taste has a slight oakiness to it from the oaked arrogant bastard in it. you also get the pine and citrus notes in the flavor as well. the mouthfeel light to medium with nice carbonation, this is also a very drinkable beer

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Draft pour into a pint glass for $6.25. Sampled 12/13/10, immediately after it's release.

A: Pours with 3 fingers of frothy head which was dumped by the bartender and replaced with beer in liquid form. Light creamy brown in color and long lasting. As the head recedes, it sticks to the glass something fierce and continues to coat in barely interrupted sheets. The body is a dark ruby amber blend and pretty clear despite being thoroughly saturated.

S: Extremely hop forward aroma. The bitterness is evident even on the nose. Pith of grapefruit and orange with deep rooted piney scents. A light fruity component is indistinguishable but it adds another layer of complexity.

T: Big resonating flavors of dank earth mixed with well-conditioned leather. Harshly bitter. A papery note works its way onto the back end of the palate. The alcohol doesn't hit you over the head, but it's presence can be felt from the warming sensation.

M: Slick and oily in texture. A full body coats the tongue and provides a long finish which is then cleaned up by the finely fizzy bubbles. The finish is very dry from the biting carbonation and extreme amount of IBUs.

D: [DRINKABILITY] This beer is good to either start or end the night with, but it's definitely not for long term imbibing. I suppose you *could* go several rounds, and then you're cross eyed vision could probably make sense of the mumbo-jumbo spelling in the beer's name.

Photo of Westyn
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,321 ratings.