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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,194 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,194
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 228
Gots: 713 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000)
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

As with my Ruination review, I need to first say that I'm a bit biased towards this brew, having been drinking it for years now (though its sometimes hard to find), and finally getting around to reviewing it just now. It's been on my top 10 list, so its hard to be totally objective in a review like this...but here goes nothing:

Had on-tap at BendBrewfest (have also had in 22oz bottles).

Notable differences: Ontap taste has more caramel notes, was served much colder than when I get bottles.

Pours a reddish brown, dark. Beige/tan lacing and head.
Aroma is a bit bready, lots of fruits (dried fruits mostly), hops and alcohol there too.

I really enjoy this at warmer temperatures. It explodes with flavors. Fruit, caramel, bready grain, good alchohol warmth aas it goes down. One of these 22's will last you the evening.

Recommendations: If this does you good, give the Double Bastard a try!

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2007 01:00:17 | More by SurlyDuff
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Getting a very malty aroma

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,194 ratings.