Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,194 | Reviews: 2,761 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CharlesRiver:
4.4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I honestly forgot how good this beer is.16oz draft in a tall pint at the Hyatt SFO. Dark reddish brown with a creamy off white head. Smell is sweet goodness. More malt than hops coming through for me.
Taste is so balanced. Huge malt upfront followed by tongue sucking bitterness. Grapefruit and citrus, followed up with earthy maltiness. I honestly pick up no heat at all.
This is such a distinctive beer. I really can't compare it to anything else and I like that. To me, this is a world class beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2011 01:33:21 | More by CharlesRiver
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3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle from a sample pack, poured into a pint glass. Enjoy by 9/5/14
Pours a deep reddish copper with a large slightly off white head. Decent carbonation, thick lacing.
Getting a very malty aroma
As the bottle states, this is an aggressive tasting beer, a bit boozy at times. Malts and hops battle it out, hops winning early on, before roasted malts pack a punch at the end. Lots of carbonation & bitterness on the tongue, and the heavily roasted malts in the back of the mouth.
Overall, it's good, but personally, I much prefer the oak aged version.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:41:26 | More by MikeWard
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,194 ratings.