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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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4,871 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,871
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 158
Gots: 414 | 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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4.24/5  rDev +1%

cuda7003, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Cloudy dark amber pour, two finger light beige head that recedes to a nice sticky lace and a bubbly cap floating on top.
Boozy raisin, fig, date, faint black cherry, rich caramel and toffee, faint wood and vanilla, subtle citrus and pine. Smells nice.
Taste surprises in the start with very bitter citrus (lots of grapefruit and unripe orange peel), throwing the hops straight to you face, but things turn around in a few seconds. Fruitiness develops for a bit, sweet with faint peach, tangerine, subtle dark grape, even some tropical notes (mango mostly), but is quickly cut short by caramel and burnt toffee (light maltiness tho), leading to a mostly bitter finish. Huge grassy hops, dried flower petals (perfumey and bitter), pine resin, with those oak chips bringing a dusty earthiness, a tree-bark kinda feel, quite rough and bitter also.
Warm bitter finish doesn't leave much else to the aftertaste except a big concentrated leafy hoppiness. Medium body and carbonation, kinda chewy.
It's nice that the oak chips enhance the hops, ergo the bitterness. A very rough beer that many people are probably not ready for, before being worthy. Aggressive, but rewarding.

dcmchew, Sep 14, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +9%

diamondlie, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

csurowiec, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

harpus, Sep 13, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -26.7%

Zechariahhook, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

Ebrill, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

stevehagy, Sep 12, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -15.2%

zachthelaxer93, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Nose is extreme malt almost as much bitter.color looks like diarrhea.no bull shit,no pun.nice aggressive kick of dry hops at the end.much rather drink the regular "bomber" bastard.

Kennethzelljr, Sep 12, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%

Scarfer_Brad, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

erwityk, Sep 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev 0%

LaLaSnite, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

CLaBarre, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

timidturtle1, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Robyn, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

JJvoget, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

This is an aggressive ale Just as the description indicates. I'm afraid that the oaked aspect puts this ale out of my palate. I have had the original "Arrogant Bastard" several times and I thought often that I much preferred the original to the "oaked." While the oaked did have another layer of complexity, it was a somewhat distasteful mix in my mouth. This was still a very good beer but not as overwhelmingly tasty as the original.
Save your money and stick with the original.

communionofthesaints, Sep 04, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%

bclower30, Sep 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Lionhearted1987, Sep 04, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +5%

KrisDLSmith, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

jriggins6, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,871 ratings.