Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,187 | Reviews: 2,761 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jj139:
4.24/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bomber poured in a pint glass
A - Rusty-caramel with a 2 finger beige-tan head. Lacing was very long lasting, coating the entire length of the glass
S - Citrus, pine, toasty malt with hints of caramel.
T - First few sips had an incredibly strong bitter hops taste. Made you wonder if you were drinking a DIPA instead. There were touches of malt but I got slammed with intense bitterness. Everything seemed out of balance as I began to wonder if maybe I was not worthy as the label said. After about 10 minutes the beer warmed up to an amazing mix of citrus, caramel, hop bitterness and sweet malt, everything fell into place and was in perfect balance.
M - Medium body but once it rounded out the beer had a full flavor mouth feel with just a tinge of alcohol. A nice smooth finish.
O - Once this beer warmed up for a few minutes it turned into an incredible brew. I will be enjoying this again and again....letting it rest a few minutes first before drinking.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 22:28:08 | More by jj139
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3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Overall, it's good, but personally, I much prefer the oak aged version.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:41:26 | More by MikeWard
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,187 ratings.