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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,142 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,142
Reviews: 2,760
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 225
Gots: 689 | FT: 6
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bomber of this to go with my last two beers I didn't finish from last night's session. I am glad I did! It's a bit pricey, but worth it.

Great colour on the pour, a deep coopery brown that smells slightly of bread and majorly of hops. Not overly-hoppy, but that's what comes through. A nice 1" head formed in my pilsner glass and finally settled to a not-very-thin disc of foam that stayed the entire time I was drnking. Heavy lacing appears, and you can easily tell where each sip started and stopped.

The taste... wow. A very well balanced ale, with up-front sweetness from the malts that immediately switches over to the hops for a very nice finish - not too dry, not too sweet. I mean, VERY well balanced, impressively so! Mouthfeel is thick enough without being too chewy, and nicely carbonated. The higher-than-average ABV is well-hidden, no alcohol is really present. This beer is an exercise in balance, it seems! Call it the Even Steven of beers.

Overall, I am mightily impressed with this beer, and will not balk at the premium price next time. I can see drinking this a lot!

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S: Subtly hints of fig and hop were the predominant smell but this beer is not very fragrant at all, barely detected any aroma.

T: Hop and fig presence evident on the taste, definitely not an IPA (which seems like the style the were "going" for) but only because of the lack of some key flavors, not for the lack of hop. Overall I'm a little disappointed on the taste, not because the beer was bad but because of that long diatribe on the back of the bottle... made it seem like the beer would be something incredibly unique, which it wasnt. The beer was good and very drinkable so I tried not to let that little speech have an impact on my rating.

M: Good mouthfeel, light carbonation, a little bit sticky for my taste.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,142 ratings.