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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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4,914 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,914
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 159
Gots: 429 | 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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4.25/5  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
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5/5  rDev +19%

One of the very few beers I give a 5 rating. Will drink this anytime, anyplace, on a daily basis. Just barely better than the non-oaked version.

FippyDarkpaw, Sep 03, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Sep 03, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +13.3%

BlkHawkFan01, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

QuentinCall, Sep 03, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%

EuellGophar, Sep 02, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +2.9%

JeffONeal, Sep 01, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -11.9%

* 12 oz. bottle* Look: Dark murky brown almost red body, 1/2 finger off white head. Smell: Mild citrus fused with intense toasted grains, caramel sweetness, subtle earth notes. Taste: Spicy, mild citrus rind, wood, toasted grains, and a hint of pineapple?, sweet oak finishes with a smoky camp fire flavor. Bitter as an old man with no beer money. Feel: Medium-light body, active, almost harsh carbonation.

Overall: I hate to say this but this ale is aggressive. This is not for everyone like the brewer said. Both hops and malts come full force and with the aggressive bitterness and also detectable alcohol bite. This beer will take your palate to a bar so it can purposely beat it with a stool. I don’t have a problem slapping two bottles of this at anytime. But after two it might get a bit, tiresome. It is a liquid journey, just not down the alley I would prefer. This brew is worthy.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 01, 2014
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,914 ratings.