Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by troysoy2:
4.63/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I hope this beer is as fun as the hype leads me to believe. For starters, the rant on the bottle definitely does not let you down.
Poured into a pint glass, the hue is flat out blood red, not even amber. It almost looks like it could be some kind of crazy fruit cocktail, except that it it has a nice off-white, creamy head that sticks around for quite a while. The lacing is pretty cool looking, as it coats the entire glass in a layer of frosting.
The smell is surprisingly laid back and subtle, and I would be inclined to agree with a previous reviewer here; it's almost confectionery in nature. As I allowed the beer to warm up a bit, the hops showed up a little bit, but still the scent was distant and whispering.
And wow, I was definitely not prepared for the taste. Immediately, there is a kick of sweet, dark fruits. Followed by a full out hop attack, with lingering bits or grapefruit and warm, piney alcohol. All this is supported by a superb prickly mouthfeel that foams up in your mouth.
Yep, this is a good beer. Countless reviews before me have echoed the same sentiment, and I don't doubt that I will be buying more of this in the future in hopes that I can get to know this Arrogant Bastard a little better... Maybe we could even be friends.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2011 06:30:05 | More by troysoy2
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4.14/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a. very nice bronze/red color with a 2 inch tan head. Lacing on glass.
s. Not much here. Malty aroma.
t. Taste of berries in the first sip, strawberries primarily. Gives way to a malt in the middle with slight hops and alcohol on the finish.
m. lots of carbonation - smooth
o. I wish the alcohol was hidden. This is an outstanding beer that seems stronger than it needs to.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 21:20:31 | More by gonzo000
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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