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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,448 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7448
Reviews: 2737
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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kwakwhore

North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first time I had this beer I was definitely unworthy and incapable of appreciating its full worth. I decided to wait to review it until after I had had it a few more times. Had the other two members of the Bastards, double and oak-aged, and finally came back to this one. Times, and my taste buds, have definitely changed.
A: Dark, reddish, brown pour into a La Fin du Monde tulip. Long lasting light tan head which leaves copious lacing on the glass.
S: Some hops and some dark fruit on the nose.
T: This is one hell of a beer on the tongue. Hops and malt form an inseparable synthesis on the front end, a bit of bready/biscuity malt in the middle, and a two stage bitter, hoppy finish. The finish subsides to the point that you think it's over with and then you get an extra shot of grapefruit hop bitterness. Bitter chocolate becomes more and more prominent and some roasted porter-like accents emerge as the temperature warms up.
M: Lush silky mouthfeel which is rounded off by some understated carbonation.
D: I shared this bomber with someone special and I'm very glad I did because I brought another convert over to the Bastard, but I could easily have finished this on my own(and have done so in the past). For a beer of its strength it is way too easy to drink.
The original dark, hoppy ale from Stone, the first of several. Every time I drink this beer I taste different things, and no, my lips are NOT moving as I write this, but my mouth is watering at the thought of second bottle I still have.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 14:55:05 | More by kwakwhore
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,448 ratings.