Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,131 | Reviews: 2,759 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zhanson88:
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Dark amber color with copper highlights, with a couple fingers of off white head that really sticks around and clings to the edges of the glass. Great looking beer.
Smell: Toasted malts and strong hoppy aromas are by far the most prevalent in this one. A bit of caramel as well. Not the most complex, but there are certainly some big aromas that waft up.
Taste: Right off the bat there is a lot of toasted malt flavor, followed by loads of hops. Also some cherry-like fruits and caramel. The flavor profile is huge and fairly complex.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with pretty smooth carbonation. Very nice feel in the mouth, overall.
Drinkability: If you like bland beers this isn't for you. In my opinion it's quite drinkable, and something I would have often.
Serving type: on-tap
08-22-2010 15:43:12 | More by zhanson88
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4.2/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: very seductive looking in the glass, very dark. Poured a brownish 2 finger head on an aggressive pour.
S: Subtly hints of fig and hop were the predominant smell but this beer is not very fragrant at all, barely detected any aroma.
T: Hop and fig presence evident on the taste, definitely not an IPA (which seems like the style the were "going" for) but only because of the lack of some key flavors, not for the lack of hop. Overall I'm a little disappointed on the taste, not because the beer was bad but because of that long diatribe on the back of the bottle... made it seem like the beer would be something incredibly unique, which it wasnt. The beer was good and very drinkable so I tried not to let that little speech have an impact on my rating.
M: Good mouthfeel, light carbonation, a little bit sticky for my taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:06:40 | More by Thebunnyrabbit
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,131 ratings.