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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

8,023 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,023
Reviews: 2,757
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 220
Gots: 634 | 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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northaustin

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

hard to believe it took me this long to review it.

poured into a schnifter pours a nice clean black with a finger and a half of very even beautiful off white head.

smell has way subtle citrusy and earthy hops mixing well with strong malts and alchohol.

taste: similiar to alot of other american ales with a little more bitterness. it has a good amount of everything but not too much of anything. i think is why it is a staple beer for so many people even non ba's.

mouthfeel and drinkability: this is the kind of beer that leaves you feeling like you want to without too much syrup feeling in the mouth. it is definately one of the more sessionable beers i can think of. good all around

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 06:50:17 | More by northaustin
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Served from the bottle, bastard pours well with a generous oak, white head fluffy yet full. The bastard is dark, a rich copper appearance is top notch. Not the strongest smell but Im getting a faint yet sweet amber ale scent reminds me of some nuts. Toasty nuts.

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Would recommend to any folk who can handle stuff like this ;)

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,023 ratings.