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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

8,224 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,224
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 230
Gots: 724 | 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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GreenWBush

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3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm ... it appears that I do not have logged my original review for the Bastard, so I guess there's nothing to directly compare against. Alas:

Amber with tan creeping-vine lace. Settling quickly to wee carbonation with large, interspersed bubbles.

After a year or so this beer still reeks with malty-booze but the hop presence is clearly less at the forefront. The leafy, herbal qualities of the hops have quelled down to a harsh, weirdly scotch-like presence amongst the notably high prescence of alcohol. The citrus, grapefruit qualities are gone too, replaced not with any real rounded qualities except for a slight butteriness that was not there before.

This now seems kind of like a smaller, hoppier, strong ale. Slight metallic flavors abound, with no to little sweetness makes it lose points. Any bready or doughiness is burned off by that almost stale hop-kick.

Still, pretty smooth on the palate. Each sip gives you a nice little warm buzz in the stomach, and I could imagine how this on-tap would get really addictive. I'll stick with it fresh though, thanks.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2004 23:00:43 | More by GreenWBush
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,224 ratings.