Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.38/5 rDev -42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
On-tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.
I'm much looking forward to this.
A - A medium to dark brown color. Some head, but not much retention. Good.
S - Very hoppy. Honestly, all I could smell was a strong pine scent that is enhanced after taking a sip. Like a cheap car air-freshener.
T - Strong. Again, hops and an unpleasant piney aftertaste that lingers far too long. Not much balance here, unfortunately.
M - Quite a bit of hop aggressiveness. Some carbonation gives the hops more bite. The feel does improve as the beer warms and loses the carbonation, however.
Summary - I've been wanting to try this brew for a while. I had heard great things about it, and it's extremely popular, but I was left disappointed. It is far too strong in the hop department. I learned that Arrogant Bastard Ale is not my style.
Note: I drank this at the same place as the 90 min Dogfish Head, with the same fish and chips. Not even close to the same experience.
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2011 16:56:17 | More by ranger7
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