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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

8,028 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,028
Reviews: 2,757
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 220
Gots: 637 | 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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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had out of a bomber. I think that is the only way it is bottled

A deep Red/Brown color with a good 2 finger not quite white head.

The smell is dominated by some great hops. Earthy/Citrus/Pine balanced perfectly with some caramel and grainy malts

A pine grapefruit gets you in the beginning but as it finishes the caramel toasty malts shine through but just enough to make the citrus hop flavor really stand out for the aftertaste. For how heavy (ABV) it is I want to keep sipping.

Beautiful color/aroma/flavor and finish.

Someone bought this as a gift for me about 5 years ago. It was one of the first really hoppy strong ales I had tried. My appreciation for it has only grown tremendously over those 5 years.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 18:49:44 | More by DrinkingDrake
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Taste: The head itself is remarkable. I loved that delicious fluff. Anyhow the flavor is bold as hell, strong hoppy taste makes me want more. Thats what I look for in a beer. Flavor sticks with you. A bit bitter in the end however thats what I expected. It all works together in this ale's showcase.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,028 ratings.