Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served in a mason jar at Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT.
Appearance: Dark hazy copper-amber beer with a light tan to light orange head. Initial 1/4" head upon serving died down to a thin skin across the top, but plenty of persistent lacing noted as I drank the beer down. Dark, inviting, rich in color and lacing. A great looking beer.
Smell: For all the taste, a bit surprising it wasn't as strong in aroma. A bit of nice malt and citrus hops, but not very strong in aroma. Maybe the glass?
Taste: Strong hop flavor right up front with citrus, orange and just a hint of pine, then moving into a solidly wonderful malt base to counter that hop flavor, and then a just right bitter finish - hoppy, but not a mouth-puckering bitter finish. Oh so good.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, nicely creamy, just right carbonation. To my surprise, did not stick to the teeth as much as I expected.
Overall / Drinkability: A very dangerous beer...I could easily see myself having another one and regretting it later. On the other hand, while strong in flavor, balanced enough that you can get all the flavors in each sip and deeper drink as well such that you want to come back for more. I've had the oaked version of this beer in bottle, but on tap and unoaked...I think it's an even better beer although the smell wasn't as strong as I though it would be. Still, a great beer I will seek out again.
Serving type: on-tap
05-23-2012 02:47:28 | More by damndirtyape
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