Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Mikecap:
4.66/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This was one of my first forays into the aggressive hop-foward west coast beers, and I have never looked back.
Pours a deep brown color, almost black in appearance with a slight whitish head.
The smell recalls citrus notes with pine and maybe even some oak in there, the hops are certainly at the forefront and Stone makes no attempt to hide that.
Powerful malt and hop flavors dominate the brew, bitter without being too bitter, plus some sweet notes of citrus and caramel. Absolutely delicious.
Certainly a bold mouthfeel that captures the essence of the style. Although classified as a strong ale, I put it more towards Black IPA on the spectrum thanks to the hops and intensive, but smooth finish.
Overall one of my favorite beers out there, and a true product of the fine men at Stone.
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2012 16:25:05 | More by Mikecap
More User Reviews:
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.
93 out of 100 based on 7,293 ratings.