Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured out a nice chocolaty brown with an orange hue, crowned by a bubbly, chunky light tan head, incredible lacing. The nose offers immediate hops, big, green, and citrusy. Lots of grapefruit, some subtle orange, all rounded out by woody oakness. The taste is like fresh squeezed orange juice for a second, then goes grapefruit on you. The hops and bitterness are pretty big, there must be some malt pulling it all back, but I don't really get it above all the citrus pith and the oak that hovers over the palate. There's even a flutter of strawberry bubble gum for a second. The finish is long, fruity, and bitter. The mouthfeel is dead on, good carbonation and smooth, slightly slick and oily on the finish. The downfall might be the drinkability, so much hops, so much oak. One is a lovely visit. More would be uncomfortable.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2006 02:49:20 | More by dherling
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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