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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

8,189 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,189
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 227
Gots: 711 | 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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Reviews by itsscience:
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itsscience

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm going to do my best to ignore the lame, obnoxious bottle text, which more or less aims to belittle you if you don't agree that this is an awesome beer.

Pours cranberry juice red with a pillowy two-finger head that retains well. It smells like piney hops but with a huge malt presence: I get brown sugar, toasted oats, and some dark fruit notes. It has a bitter pine needle taste from the beginning of the tongue until the end and leaves the back of the throat tingling. Alongside the hoppy flavors, there's a caramel malt with hints of indistinct dark fruits.There's a dichotomy in this beer and the hoppy characteristics don't work well with the malty ones. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:30:55 | More by itsscience
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12oz bottle from a sample pack, poured into a pint glass. Enjoy by 9/5/14

Pours a deep reddish copper with a large slightly off white head. Decent carbonation, thick lacing.

Getting a very malty aroma

As the bottle states, this is an aggressive tasting beer, a bit boozy at times. Malts and hops battle it out, hops winning early on, before roasted malts pack a punch at the end. Lots of carbonation & bitterness on the tongue, and the heavily roasted malts in the back of the mouth.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,189 ratings.