Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,293 | Reviews: 2,727 | Show All Ratings:
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
More User Reviews:
2.5/5 rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Stone Arrogant Bastard
I'm just not worthy !
Poured into pint glass
A: I'm just not worthy
S: Again, not worthy
T: Eh' . . . Still not worthy
M: I can't handle the worthiness
O: I sound like a Wayne's World episode I know. Maybe I'll come back to this one again someday. After all . . . There was a time that I could not stand ipa's either (parish the thought I know). But for now . . . Well, you guessed it, I'm not worthy and I'm ok with that.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 04:53:33 | More by GOBLIN
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,293 ratings.