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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,848 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,848
Reviews: 1,835
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 156
Gots: 406 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

freemanj, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of timn
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%

A: Pours a nice dark, but clear, ruby red, with bubbles visible. Color reminds me almost of a port wine or fortified wine. Looks very appealing.

S: Strong smell of hops, but also some sweetness and a bit of a caramel aroma. The hops are the strongest smell, but some complexity in the aroma.

T: Very strong hops and bitterness powers this one from start to finish. Tastes a lot like an IPA. The oak really only comes in at the end, but is a nice touch. The bitterness is really what lingers here, though.

M: Good mouthfeel. Smooth, with some tingle from the carbonation.

O: This is a nice beer, though one has to really enjoy IPA-type hoppiness and bitterness to like it. The oak adds some complexity to the taste. I have not tried the non-Oaked version of this beer, so I don't know how they compare, but this one is pretty good.

timn, Mar 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

Chevelle66, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

brin611, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ShawneeIrish, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jmw4437, Mar 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Metalaero, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Fahz, Mar 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

jazziz216, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mattszczesiul, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Rand_ale_Thor, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

foxyaardvark27, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of MisSigsFan
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%

"This is an aggressive ale..." but you most certainly will like it. Pours that signature Bastard darkish red color with a 1.5 finger bone-white head. Head is extremely smooth with great lacing. The smell is very similar to that of the standard Bastard, but with just a hint of the oak chips at the very end. The taste is actually quite different from the standard ABA. This time, sweetness, biterness, and oakiness dominate, with just a bit of pine at the end. The mouth is also quite similar to the original Bastard. Smooth, yet leaves the biterness lingering. Overall, I'm won over. Honestly, I'd probably buy this over the original any day, but unfortunately, it's not as common. Good thing I'm from San Diego!

MisSigsFan, Mar 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Gamblor14, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

MarkFy, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

jplopez21, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

HugeBulge, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

JamesWn, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

imyourhero21, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

TheTinDoor, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

guytyping, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

owend, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

egrace84, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Abe_Froman, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mendonza, Feb 27, 2013
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,848 ratings.