Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MisSigsFan:
4.26/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Honestly, when I first tried this beer, I thought I wasn't "worthy." It wasn't until the second time I had it I realized how truly amazing this ale actually is. At first I was sort of off put by the sheer bitterness that this beer has, but after overcoming that aspect, I absolutely fell in love. With an IBU that's said to be over 100 (Stone says the real IBU is "classified") it can be quite intimidating, especially after reading the blurb on the back of the bottle. That said, I am just blown away by how good this is. It pours a beautiful darkish red color with a bone white head. The pine and sting of the hops is immediately noticeable as you pour. Even more noticeable as you drink with a hint of sweetness behind it along with malt and a bit of roast as well. The mouth is surprisingly smooth with low carbonation. It almost clings to your taste buds, leaving you with a lingering bitterness. This is quite a special and unique ale. I'm glad to say that I'm from the same city where this beast was conceived. I just bought a four pack of the Oaked ABA and eagerly await to try it. Review will follow.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2013 01:47:52 | More by MisSigsFan
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3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle from a sample pack, poured into a pint glass. Enjoy by 9/5/14
Pours a deep reddish copper with a large slightly off white head. Decent carbonation, thick lacing.
Getting a very malty aroma
As the bottle states, this is an aggressive tasting beer, a bit boozy at times. Malts and hops battle it out, hops winning early on, before roasted malts pack a punch at the end. Lots of carbonation & bitterness on the tongue, and the heavily roasted malts in the back of the mouth.
Overall, it's good, but personally, I much prefer the oak aged version.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:41:26 | More by MikeWard
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,189 ratings.