Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sessycuban:
4.45/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Sampled this beer on tap. Poured into a half pint glass. Not the best of glassware, but it's all I had.
A- The beer pours a mahogany color. If you hold it up to the light, it also looks amber. The ale leaves moderate head that retains well.
S- The beer has a very malty nose. The hops are also very apparent. I think the beer strikes a nice balance between the two aromas.
T- The beer is very malty and delicious. This beer is very balanced. A lot of beers boast of being complex, but Arrogant Bastard comes across complex without being undefined. I think you can pick apart the various tastes more so than you can with other 'complex' beers.
M- This is a very smooth beer, moderate in body. I think it is much more enjoyable when served on the colder end, as the alcohol taste really comes out when served warmer.
D- I think this is one of the most drinkable beers you can find. At least for those of us in the western half of America, the beer is very easy to find, affordable, and of the finest quality. I'd recommend this to anyone who is interested in American ales.
Serving type: on-tap
06-04-2007 21:33:51 | More by sessycuban
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4.3/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.
Taste: The head itself is remarkable. I loved that delicious fluff. Anyhow the flavor is bold as hell, strong hoppy taste makes me want more. Thats what I look for in a beer. Flavor sticks with you. A bit bitter in the end however thats what I expected. It all works together in this ale's showcase.
Feel is spectacular, polar opposite of those watered down domestic brews which the back of the bottle rags on.
Overall I give the ale a 4.75
Would recommend to any folk who can handle stuff like this ;)
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 09:26:04 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,017 ratings.