Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,026 | Reviews: 2,757 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SaucyA:
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is an amazing beer. I thought I'd hate it, and went into the experience just KNOWING I would.
Boy was I surprised! I poured it out of a bomber into a standard pint glass. Nice light brown/dark amber coloring with a slightly tinged head. Lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell is fantastic, fruity and floral hops... tons of grapefruit.
Taste is spectacular, a hoppy treat, but not offensive by any means. Oils coat your throat but they're welcomed, and beg you to keep drinking. Lots of fruit, bitterness, no alcohol bite at all. The malts are very understated, but present.
Arrogant Bastard is medium bodied and medium carbonation. Not too much, and not too little.
This was a pleasant surprise, and I'm excited to try more from Stone.
*as a side note, i've been drinking this beer a lot recently, and still love it just as much or more than when i originally wrote the review. i managed to try some on tap last night and was absolutely floored... the head was remarkable.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2007 20:33:43 | More by SaucyA
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Served from the bottle, bastard pours well with a generous oak, white head fluffy yet full. The bastard is dark, a rich copper appearance is top notch. Not the strongest smell but Im getting a faint yet sweet amber ale scent reminds me of some nuts. Toasty nuts.
Taste: The head itself is remarkable. I loved that delicious fluff. Anyhow the flavor is bold as hell, strong hoppy taste makes me want more. Thats what I look for in a beer. Flavor sticks with you. A bit bitter in the end however thats what I expected. It all works together in this ale's showcase.
Feel is spectacular, polar opposite of those watered down domestic brews which the back of the bottle rags on.
Overall I give the ale a 4.75
Would recommend to any folk who can handle stuff like this ;)
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 09:26:04 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,026 ratings.