Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rodney45:
4.58/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Clear darkened amber with a creamy off white head.
S: Big hop aroma, in the way of grapefruit and lemon. Also a nice intense malt behind it.
T: Big malt profile, complex and thick. Tons of hop bitterness. Citrus, grapefruit, apricot, and peppercorn. Dry aftertaste. The top tier taste profile of any hop head's dream.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation. Intensely bitter, but no alcohol feel.
O: This is the gold standard... this is what started me into craft beers in fact. I looked in my reviews and realized I had only reviewed the oaked AB, but never the original. I always have a few around from time to time, so what better time to review when im feeling all nostalgic... So overall, this is an amazing, riddle of a beer that has an earned cult following. I would recommend this beer to any person who wants to get into craft brew, and I hope they hate it and grin the first time they see the marketing, but they'll come back and realize, especially after trying 90% of the other crap out there, that this is the top, and a major part of the reason the craft industry is so strong.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 13:31:30 | More by rodney45
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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 8,189 ratings.