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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,470 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7470
Reviews: 2739
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.44%


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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danieelol

Australia

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a pretty red colour with good persistent head and lacing.

S: smell is very English to me. Reminds me of rich dark fruit flavours you get in English ales and their Australian interpretations. Definitely has old/scotch ale and/or barleywine characteristics. Nice malt profile. Biscuity and chocolatey. You get some ethanol breaking through which contributes to the smell.

T: is more American. Very substantial bitterness. I suspect this is very high IBU. The noticeable alcohol integrates really well to create spiciness on the palate.

M: Quite thick with a lot of carbonation which emphasises the bitterness.

O: I can tell this is a high quality beer. It also surprises me with its Englishness. Really not what I expected from such a high profile US beer. I have to take into account it may have lost substantial amounts of hops from its journey to Australia, but this bottle still holds up in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 14:34:52 | More by danieelol
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Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale 22 oz bottle $3.99(OH)

No freshness date? come on stone, why? Your all about freshness, read the bottom of Stone's 6pks. Yet no date on 22 oz bottles? The CA prop 65 warning made me laugh.

pours a deep red color. Light brown if you can call it that. A two and a half finger creamy dark peach white head lingers for a long time. The thick creaminess being higher and thicker towards the middle of the glass. It eventually gives way to good lacing, a nice thick ring at the top of the glass and lines of lacing that run down towards the now half finger head.

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Overall this brew is great. However is it just me, or is this brew a stone's throw away from a red/amber IPA? It's hoppy with a citrus piney knockout. great american strong red ale. I would buy this again. For something in between an IPA and a American ale this fits the build just right. I love how the bottle says "you're not worthy" and this is an aggressive beer "you probably wont like". I like it, and it's great for those in between nights.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,470 ratings.