1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,180 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,180
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 227
Gots: 707 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 8,180 | Reviews: 2,761 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ChrisPratz:
Photo of ChrisPratz
ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite all time beers. First enjoyed this brew about 6-7 years ago on tap in an old rustic bar that used to be the town courthouse. Beer totally fit the atmosphere. This time, i'm enjoying it from a bomber bottle in a pint glass.

A: Deep red/brown color, not unfiltered but seems to have a hue that makes it not totally transparent. Fill finger of foam head on the top, keeps the lace very very well almost the entire way thru.

S: Lots of hoppiness wafting off the suds, also toasted grains and some sweetness. May have a hint of alcohol as well, which makes sense given the 7%+ ABV. Probably attributed to the carbonation and excellent lacing but the aromas stick around even with just a little bit left at the bottom of the glass.

T: Wow, its been awhile but this beer always impresses. Smooth and tasty all the time, shows some maltyness. Hints of chocolate and some roasted flavors as well as some sweet caramel lead to the hoppyness. Bitter but not overdone. Everything seems to blend well all across the palette and the alcohol taste isn't overpowering despite the higher ABV. Leaves a slight dryness in the mouth but not one that is unenjoyable.

M: Carbonation is perfect. Any more and it would be a bit spikey in the mouth, any less and it may be flat. Again, leaves a slight dry feeling from the alcohol content but it doesn't ruin it in any way/shape/form.

O: Again one of my absolute fav's. It may be a tad expensive but a nice treat to have from time to time. Stone really knew what it was doing with this one, glad to fork over the change and indulge with an air of arrogance :)

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 01:30:49 | More by ChrisPratz
More User Reviews:
Photo of KG710
KG710

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-28-2014 18:44:58 | More by KG710
Photo of Jeremy_Karanovich
Jeremy_Karanovich

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-28-2014 16:47:44 | More by Jeremy_Karanovich
Photo of D-town_brews420
D-town_brews420

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-28-2014 14:55:03 | More by D-town_brews420
Photo of Partycake
Partycake

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-28-2014 05:19:29 | More by Partycake
Photo of Thereformedtheo
Thereformedtheo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-28-2014 04:11:41 | More by Thereformedtheo
Photo of MikeWard
MikeWard

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of CraftyChuck
CraftyChuck

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-28-2014 01:57:11 | More by CraftyChuck
Photo of sicilian
sicilian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-28-2014 01:02:00 | More by sicilian
Photo of Hopaholic
Hopaholic

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-28-2014 00:16:52 | More by Hopaholic
Photo of HeavyDandtheGirls
HeavyDandtheGirls

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

07-27-2014 22:41:15 | More by HeavyDandtheGirls
Photo of bowzer4birdie
bowzer4birdie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-27-2014 22:40:48 | More by bowzer4birdie
Photo of leaks
leaks

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-27-2014 21:06:34 | More by leaks
Photo of Nm4452
Nm4452


3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-27-2014 15:04:40 | More by Nm4452
Photo of webweb2
webweb2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-27-2014 14:35:20 | More by webweb2
Photo of andrewdanks
andrewdanks

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-27-2014 06:31:38 | More by andrewdanks
Photo of DownWithSocks
DownWithSocks

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-27-2014 05:08:14 | More by DownWithSocks
Photo of sleepycaptain
sleepycaptain


4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-27-2014 03:08:29 | More by sleepycaptain
Photo of EEscobar
EEscobar

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-27-2014 03:02:32 | More by EEscobar
Photo of alrhodesjr
alrhodesjr

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-27-2014 00:06:43 | More by alrhodesjr
Photo of Justing
Justing


4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2014 23:48:38 | More by Justing
Photo of G_Est
G_Est

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2014 23:05:13 | More by G_Est
Photo of satisfied1013
satisfied1013

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-26-2014 21:11:30 | More by satisfied1013
Photo of Mutton_Mammoth
Mutton_Mammoth

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-26-2014 05:57:01 | More by Mutton_Mammoth
Photo of Dbutera1282
Dbutera1282


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-26-2014 02:58:23 | More by Dbutera1282
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,180 ratings.