Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kinger:
4.55/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
The back of the bottles describes this as an "aggressive" beer, I was curious as to the meaning of this. After one taste I immediately understood and was instantly hooked. This is one of the best ales ever to pass my lips. The flavor is so complex it was like the fourth of July in my mouth. I can't wait to try their other brews. //12-7-07: I've enjoyed a number of bombers since my initial review including one tonight. This brew is one of the first beers that really lead me to the craft beer craze and for that I am very thankful. Some additional comments in regards to this great beer to complete this review. Pours a dark, burnt copper color with a very large tan head and sticky lacing. A very aromatic hop scent is emitted into the air. Bitter citrus with caramel and sweet breads. I can't believe how well the aroma permeates the air surrounding the top of the glass. Creamy on the palate with a nice bite and puckering finish. Medium bodied and filling. Grand flavor of resinous hops and roasted, sweet malts. A touch nutty, grapefruit and spruce. The flavor sticks to your ribs and assaults the senses. Overall a nicely aggressive and flavorful ale, still one of my favorites that I look forward to returning to every once in a while. A sentimental beer that deserves it's rating.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2008 19:12:27 | More by kinger
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4.2/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: very seductive looking in the glass, very dark. Poured a brownish 2 finger head on an aggressive pour.
S: Subtly hints of fig and hop were the predominant smell but this beer is not very fragrant at all, barely detected any aroma.
T: Hop and fig presence evident on the taste, definitely not an IPA (which seems like the style the were "going" for) but only because of the lack of some key flavors, not for the lack of hop. Overall I'm a little disappointed on the taste, not because the beer was bad but because of that long diatribe on the back of the bottle... made it seem like the beer would be something incredibly unique, which it wasnt. The beer was good and very drinkable so I tried not to let that little speech have an impact on my rating.
M: Good mouthfeel, light carbonation, a little bit sticky for my taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:06:40 | More by Thebunnyrabbit
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,131 ratings.