1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,028 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,028
Reviews: 2,757
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 220
Gots: 637 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 8,028 | Reviews: 2,757 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by studentofbeer:
Photo of studentofbeer
studentofbeer

California

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

pours a nice mahogany red/brown with a tan cap. looks nice and imposing in my imperial pint glass. the head sticks around forever and nice lacing flows down the glass.

tasty smell of vanilla, nutmeg, citric and overripe, dark fruit. very pleasant and inviting but not as aggressive as i was expecting.

the taste kicks it up a notch with sweet caramel and bread with a slight roast characterstic, plus a powerful hop bite of brite citrus grapefruit and lemon. strong on the hops but not out of control. bitter and flavorful, and possibly over the top but the flavors fit together well.

strong but drinkable if you can take the bitter hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2005 21:35:28 | More by studentofbeer
More User Reviews:
Photo of zombiebeergut
zombiebeergut

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-14-2014 09:59:00 | More by zombiebeergut
Photo of JozyMozy
JozyMozy

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-14-2014 05:47:24 | More by JozyMozy
Photo of Bravo_Kilo
Bravo_Kilo


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-14-2014 03:19:57 | More by Bravo_Kilo
Photo of Wavymitch
Wavymitch

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-14-2014 03:17:04 | More by Wavymitch
Photo of DirtySally
DirtySally

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-14-2014 02:41:01 | More by DirtySally
Photo of wrentmore
wrentmore

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-14-2014 01:12:57 | More by wrentmore
Photo of MorganStout
MorganStout

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2014 00:40:32 | More by MorganStout
Photo of Beastcpa
Beastcpa

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-13-2014 21:04:56 | More by Beastcpa
Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
hipHOPSanonymous


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-13-2014 20:49:16 | More by hipHOPSanonymous
Photo of Apok23
Apok23

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-13-2014 20:36:17 | More by Apok23
Photo of TheBrother
TheBrother

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-13-2014 20:23:38 | More by TheBrother
Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
Gabriel_Vaughn

California

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
Photo of 09dennysw
09dennysw

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-13-2014 02:34:57 | More by 09dennysw
Photo of CUbeerfan
CUbeerfan

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-13-2014 02:03:57 | More by CUbeerfan
Photo of SJbigtuna
SJbigtuna

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-13-2014 00:45:42 | More by SJbigtuna
Photo of dufman86
dufman86

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-13-2014 00:00:36 | More by dufman86
Photo of Bowers-Brew
Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2014 22:30:34 | More by Bowers-Brew
Photo of Jim_Jensen
Jim_Jensen

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-12-2014 19:40:19 | More by Jim_Jensen
Photo of DMBfanCoop1258
DMBfanCoop1258


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-12-2014 19:30:17 | More by DMBfanCoop1258
Photo of PickleBucket29
PickleBucket29

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2014 14:34:07 | More by PickleBucket29
Photo of RobTheKnob
RobTheKnob

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-12-2014 04:42:32 | More by RobTheKnob
Photo of mscudder
mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-12-2014 04:17:22 | More by mscudder
Photo of metsfan1
metsfan1

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-12-2014 04:04:38 | More by metsfan1
Photo of MikeB_
MikeB_


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-12-2014 03:20:17 | More by MikeB_
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,028 ratings.