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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,461 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7461
Reviews: 2739
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.44%


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)
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zachariaIPA

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light is in a struggle of its life to emerge through, like a newborn child from the womb, but it is miscarried before emerging from the other side.

Notes of smokey caramel saunter up my perceptive nostrils. The aroma totally fills the glass. I can just barely take my nose out of it. In addition, some smokey oakey red fruit is perceptible.

Fruity, hoppy tones on the taste buds- very delicious. Malty sweetness shines through in all its glory throughout the aftertaste. A strong beer but a very well balanced 7.20%ABV. This would go perfectly with a big steak..and some lasagna.

I like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 01:20:09 | More by zachariaIPA
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Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale 22 oz bottle $3.99(OH)

No freshness date? come on stone, why? Your all about freshness, read the bottom of Stone's 6pks. Yet no date on 22 oz bottles? The CA prop 65 warning made me laugh.

pours a deep red color. Light brown if you can call it that. A two and a half finger creamy dark peach white head lingers for a long time. The thick creaminess being higher and thicker towards the middle of the glass. It eventually gives way to good lacing, a nice thick ring at the top of the glass and lines of lacing that run down towards the now half finger head.

the aroma is very close to that of an IPA. I smell a strong hoppy citrus up front. Smells kind of like mango's, that's new. Roasted malts and very piney.

the taste is good, but wierd. It's citrus up front almost like a mango, then a strong hoppy piney taste. Its like an IPA, with the hoppy citrus. But a roasted malt balances things out. The after taste is less dry than an IPA also. There is a nice slight bitterness going on though.

mouth feel is pretty light for a 7.2% ABV beverage. although I have no complaints. a medium body brew that has great carbonation. It leaves a nice light citrus feel, followed by a dominate pine clinging to your palate. Pretty nice.

Overall this brew is great. However is it just me, or is this brew a stone's throw away from a red/amber IPA? It's hoppy with a citrus piney knockout. great american strong red ale. I would buy this again. For something in between an IPA and a American ale this fits the build just right. I love how the bottle says "you're not worthy" and this is an aggressive beer "you probably wont like". I like it, and it's great for those in between nights.

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O- Finally tried this classic. Glad I did. If you like a hoppy/bitter ale this one is for you.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,461 ratings.