Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MaltsOfGlory:
4.05/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hefty two finger head, the head is very close to white, but not quite. The head is retaining itself very well, not going anywhere so far. It looks very frothy too, lots of small bubbles, a few big ones. The body has a deep red color, with hints of brown, it's barely see through, for the most part it's cloudy and you cannot see through it at all, but at some points you can. This beer looks very good, the head is still there!!! Wow. On one hand this beer smells very standard, just a hoppy ale, with some malt and not much else. However, there is a very lively feeling to it, I don't necessarily pick up fruit on the nose, but I just feel like it's going to be there. It's a weird feeling, because it's a unique smell, but I can't quite distinguish what's so unique about it. One thing is for sure, it smells hoppy and intriguing. Interesting taste, not as hoppy as I thought it would be on the smell. The malts are also a lot more noticeable. There may be some hints of fruit in here, but they are very very small. It tastes very standard, but at the same time it's a very unique standard, it's hard to explain, but for sure a unique taste, even if it is very subtle. The mouthfeel is pretty damn good, it's not huge, but it's pretty substantial for what a strong ale should be, and on some sips you get some creaminess from the head (which is still there btw) which is very nice. Drinkability isn't too bad either, like I said the hops aren't as present as I thought they would be, which is a little disappointing, but it makes for a smoother, more balance drinking. Overall, this is a very solid beer. I would call it a unique beer, but in very subtle ways, it's not the craziest beer out there, but it has a nice personality too it, and it is of course well crafted, I say of course because Stone makes good beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2011 07:38:04 | More by MaltsOfGlory
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2.5/5 rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Stone Arrogant Bastard
I'm just not worthy !
Poured into pint glass
A: I'm just not worthy
S: Again, not worthy
T: Eh' . . . Still not worthy
M: I can't handle the worthiness
O: I sound like a Wayne's World episode I know. Maybe I'll come back to this one again someday. After all . . . There was a time that I could not stand ipa's either (parish the thought I know). But for now . . . Well, you guessed it, I'm not worthy and I'm ok with that.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 04:53:33 | More by GOBLIN
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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