Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery in Temple, Texas on New Year's Eve. All I can say is "wow!" What a great way to start off 2013...
Appearance - 2-3 fingers of nice, thick head; dark brown in color; head subsided over time as I drank it but left brilliant traces of lace down the sides of the glass. Great looking beer...
Smell - Citrus fruity smell, caramel, extremely aromatic; can smell the hops; incredible smelling beer.
Taste - Wow...initial reaction is, "wow, this beer is hoppy." Then I began to taste the incredible citrus taste, a hint of coffee, caramel, and malts. Incredible beer by the second sip; almost rind-like in it's taste. Very complex tasting beer....one of the most complex beers that I have ever tasted.
Mouthfeel - Very hoppy; bitter hops tend to linger slightly in your mouth and throat but this subsided as the beer warmed and I made my way through it.
Overall - In short, not for the faint of heart! Complex, intense, mildly overwhelming, with a sharp bite. However, extremely enjoyable; well-crafted; aromatic, full-bodied; delicious. Probably not for a novice (and definitely not for a BMC drinker!) but definitely recommend this to those that appreciate such a well brewed beer. Wow...
Serving type: on-tap
01-01-2013 16:31:50 | More by AAG
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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