Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bomber into my trusty Alpine mug from the Moosehead brewery in Saint John, NB.
Cappucino foam-style 3-finger, latte-colored, sudsy head. Nice lacing. Lots of carbonation here - body is very clean, with a color that's somewhere between red brick, lava-lamp red and, for those Buffalonians out there, a slight tinge of Loganberry! WTF?! Looks a little more industrial-strength than expected, but a solid package nonetheless.
Aroma is soapy floral hops. That's pretty much what I'm picking up here. Not a bad thing.
The hops balance nicely in taste with alcohol and mellow, dark, caramel malt - maybe a little grassiness and sour cherries show up, too. Nice stuff.
Very clean on the mouth for a style - robust enough to sooth, tanginess from the hops and cherries for a little puckering sensation. Carbonation more present in appearance and does not detract from the mouthfeel at all.
This is probably a lot more drinkable than expected for the alcohol content. Has always been a favorite and still is. Extremely well done.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2008 12:00:26 | More by IBUnit63
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