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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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8,917 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,917
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 266
Gots: 1,079 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000)
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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium brown with medium sticky head,aroma is somewhat hoppy and maybe a little orange-like.Taste is pretty hoppy and zesty to begin with,with some nutty tones as well as caramel tones on the palate.Wow this is a complex brew,have heard alot of stuff about this one,now I know why.

oberon, Jul 06, 2003
Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz bottle poured into a 20oz Firestone glass.What can you say just another solid beer from stone.Great beer that is easy to find here in California.7.2 ABV will get the job done nicely.If you have not tried this give it a try.I think you will like it.

Motleydrunk56, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Photobeeguy
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice brown color with a quarter inch creamy head. Malty flavor with a good hop hit, but not overly bitter. Very balanced and easy drinking. Flavors really show through as the beer warms slightly. Aroma is roasty and mildly hoppy. This is a beer that sets the standard for quality and drinkability.

Photobeeguy, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Kurpius
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted really good, no harsh aftertaste, poured nice with a finger and half head, nice aroma. Had one bottle and wish i had a couple more....highly recommend this California beer and will be enjoying another very soon. Very filling beer as well and i think it would go great with a backyard bbq

Kurpius, Jun 15, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1%

Nazzz, Today at 05:05 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

crapmonster, Today at 04:19 AM
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

ZiggyPop, Today at 03:22 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

R_Kole, Today at 02:47 AM
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Bonifeks, Today at 02:18 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

AnHeroicHippo, Today at 01:39 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ccapurso, Today at 01:17 AM
Photo of Avool1960
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

This was a nice typical strong ale. Hoppy and crisp. Lots of alcohol flavor in the finish.

Avool1960, Today at 12:50 AM
Photo of blackmathdavey
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

blackmathdavey, Today at 12:11 AM
Photo of T100Mark
4.2/5  rDev +1%

A 22 ounce bomber poured into a shaker pint glass. I'm a sucker for silk screened labels!

Appearance - A beautiful ruby red color. Great clarity. Big, dense, tan head. Great lacing. A very good looking beer.

Smell - Steak on the grill.

Taste - Wow! The malt has a burnt toast/Marmite flavor to it. I also tasted Angostura Bitters. The beer has strong herbal overtones. The hops and the malt seem to be fighting for your attention.

Mouth - Oily. Moderate carbonation.

Overall - I was happily surprised to find that the beer was not just another Stone hop bomb. This beer reminds me, a little, of Sierra Nevada's Torpedo IPA (another beer with a little too much of everything). A very enjoyable ale, just make sure you are sitting down when you take the first sip.

T100Mark, Today at 12:09 AM
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

zkulasa, Yesterday at 11:06 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

AFDerek, Yesterday at 11:01 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sheenisgod, Yesterday at 09:37 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SurlyZach, Yesterday at 09:34 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

AdamPenna, Yesterday at 04:31 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Rob315, Yesterday at 04:09 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

vancean2, Yesterday at 01:06 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

IanMcGuire, Yesterday at 02:05 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

KStark, Yesterday at 01:36 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JHop, Yesterday at 12:37 AM
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3.32/5  rDev -20.2%

alexaugs, Thursday at 09:34 PM
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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