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

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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Double Dry Hopped
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91
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beagle75 on 03-16-2011)
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 23:00:14 | More by KYGunner
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The ever-arrogant taste is alive and well in Stone's recent double dry hopped Arrogant Bastard Ale! Where certain malt tastes are mellowed, other more hoppier tastes are magnified for a taste that tilts boldly to the IPA-ish kinda world.

Its rich garnet pour is highlighted by ruby and chestnut backlight. Mild haze diffuses the light and illuminates brilliantly. A tough persistent head tops the beer like meringue on a key lime pie, but with darker underpinnings. Strong lacing leaves behind broken rings of foam with every sip taken from the glass. It's a magnificent looking ale!

In keeping with the standard Arrogant beer, aromas of strong toffee and toasted malts are met with equil intesity from pine and citrus hops. Wood, mint, grass, and stem captivate the nose with a ton of ultra earth scents. Then a flood of bread, toffee, and toast sweetness rise to balance the scent to perfection- allowing the earth and citrus hops to shine slightly above.

Flavors ensue with the bready richness of barley, molassess, buckwheat, and dry toast that add to an already rich and bready upstart. Then the middle palate of hops offer balance unlike any beer I've tasted- the pith of grapefruit, orange zest, pine needles, and stem don't only balance the malt sweetness but pull ahead in its display of strength. Finishing malty-dry on the palate, the beer is obsurdly brash and wonderfully so.

Medium-rich in texture, the strong dextrin quality and the inherent dissolved carbonation provvides the palate with an effortless hearty creaminess that endures the session, releasing its body sip after sip until the beer is all gone. In its wake, a semi-dry finish of alcohol, toast, and resin lingers.

Somehow, this version of Arrogant Bastard gives the taste buds a more mature taste that deviates from its normal fresh choice, but offers a glimpse into a woody, minty, and bark-ish quality that I wouldn't have known to exist in the beer. Though understandably great, the trated offs make it only equally appreciable as the regular Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2012 06:35:12 | More by BEERchitect
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 11:44:08 | More by thagr81us
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California

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy orange-khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight onion-like flavor on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but pretty bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2012 08:29:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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RaulMondesi

California

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 09:19:46 | More by RaulMondesi
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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