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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

8,145 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,145
Reviews: 2,760
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 225
Gots: 690 | 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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Reviews by ElSid:
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ElSid

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Beers of California

#13

Freshness Date: None

A: A finger of off white head tops off this mahogany brown brew. Ample lacing as the head dissipates.

S: Earthy and bready with toffee, caramel, and mocha sweetness. There is an underlying pine tree aroma which comes through the malt sweetness at times but the nose is full of complex sugary sweetness

T: Round malt notes, heralded by the nose, of toffee, brown sugar, caramel and mocha espresso. The sweetness quickly transitions to a leafy, piney bitterness with intertwining citrus zest. Good warming alcohol which is well balanced between the malt and hops.

M: Chewy, smooth, and oily linger all topped off with a moderate amount of zesty carbonation.

O: The Arrogant Bastard of the Stone Brewery line really does everything from sweet, complex malt to aggressive hopping. One of the Stone brews that really showcases both strength and depth of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 03:20:42 | More by ElSid
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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.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,145 ratings.