Arrogant Bastard Ale - Double Dry Hopped - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Double Dry Hopped
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92
outstanding

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beagle75 on 03-16-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a deep red-orange with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, earth, citrus hop, spices, spicy hop, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, spice, spicy hop, earth, and earth hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This is a version that I thought I would never get the chance to see! But low and behold it showed up at one of my local bars. Happy day for me! The double dry hopping on this one really added quite a bit of nice flavor and aroma aspects here. The hops were really dominate and made it taste more like a DIPA. If I am honest I actually enjoyed more than a few pints of this. I suggest that if you get the same opportunity to do so, that you do it without hesitation.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, deep ruby coloring this ale poured a nice creamy one finger head that never went away. Very pretty in the snifter, this is a good looking ale.

The aroma is more hoppy than expected. I did get a bit of malty sweetness, but more of the woodsy pine notes from the hops. Trust me that's not bad as these piney notes are quite floral and nicely fragrant.

The taste is of a quality IPA, piney and floral, but it's disarmed by a a sweet malt backing that blends very well together. The tastes are strong and noticeable, so there's plenty to be arrogant about.

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On tap at The Playground in Santa Ana, CA. (Shout out to tha homies.)

This be my first review, and Raul doesn't really follow protocol, so he gonna do it like he do.

Not big n heavy like you would expect from tha bad boi dat iz ARROGANT BASTARD. Crazy like; very smooth n almost subtle. All of a sudden, homeboi could have sworn he was sippin' on a light brown IPA. But nah, it wuzn't that.

It was aite. I prefer the robust nature of regular Bastard, but I definitely think ya'll should give it a peep.

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Tap at alewife in Baltimore.

Big creamy head fades slowly with lacing, hazy dark honey colored.

Nose fresh slightly resinous hops, little spicy and floral, grassy, but of sweet candy toasty reddish malts, fruity hops.

Taste starts with fresh hops but spicy earthy very resinous hop, musty, very hops, light grapefruit and bit of citrus and blood orange, Sweet candied orange peel hop character as well, light zest, fairly bitter but not as much as I expected. sweet malty base. Finish is sticky sweet, very bitter and spicy, lingering musty resin and light orange peel.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb hint of warming booze.

Overall interesting but I built it up too much hype for this and it was OK, decent but not great. Felt like a double dry hopped Arrogant Bastard should have been amazing.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Double Dry Hopped from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.