Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ToddL:
1.75/5 rDev -58%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Had 3 other persons at my table. No one would dare try a second taste of the overly hoppy bitter beer.
I'm not a huge fan of hops , So it was all I could do to hold my nose and choke down this beer I paid $7 dollars for. But if you are a fan of bitter tasting hop flavored beers give this a go. This just happens to be on the opposite spectrum of my liking.
Serving type: on-tap
11-19-2012 14:50:53 | More by ToddL
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4.45/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I picked up a bomber of this to go with my last two beers I didn't finish from last night's session. I am glad I did! It's a bit pricey, but worth it.
Great colour on the pour, a deep coopery brown that smells slightly of bread and majorly of hops. Not overly-hoppy, but that's what comes through. A nice 1" head formed in my pilsner glass and finally settled to a not-very-thin disc of foam that stayed the entire time I was drnking. Heavy lacing appears, and you can easily tell where each sip started and stopped.
The taste... wow. A very well balanced ale, with up-front sweetness from the malts that immediately switches over to the hops for a very nice finish - not too dry, not too sweet. I mean, VERY well balanced, impressively so! Mouthfeel is thick enough without being too chewy, and nicely carbonated. The higher-than-average ABV is well-hidden, no alcohol is really present. This beer is an exercise in balance, it seems! Call it the Even Steven of beers.
Overall, I am mightily impressed with this beer, and will not balk at the premium price next time. I can see drinking this a lot!
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 05:31:17 | More by slym
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,154 ratings.