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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,837 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,837
Reviews: 2,795
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 264
Gots: 1,040 | FT: 5
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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ST4L, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let me just start by saying that this has become the gold standard by which I judge all other beers. While that should suffice, I have to hit my 250 character minimum so I'll make this nice and easy.

Appearance - Excellent. Dark amber waterfall from heaven.

Smell - Excellent, I wish I could request this scent at the car wash.

Taste - Excellent. This is what Adam drank in the Garden of Eden.

Mouthfeel - Excellently thick, rich and bitter. Not for "sniveling yellow-beer-drinkin' wimps" (Directly from the label).

Drinkability - Excellent, but truth be told. I could probably only handle two of these...

I have yet to experience a finer brew than this.

teejay76, Mar 26, 2009
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Jordanbryan10, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

alamode, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

JoeBlevins, Apr 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Mahagon, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vessel: Dogfish Head Signature Glass

What more can be said about this beer? It pours a beautiful dark brown with a nice fluffy head... lacing falls down the glass as you begin to drink much like a good IPA would have .

The taste is piney and hoppy at first sip but ends with a beautiful sweet caramel/malty flavor much like a British ale.

There is carbonation there, but not a lot. Smooth mouthfeel.

This beer is endlessly drinkable and is something I always keep a few bottles of to drink. Fantastic.

Lutter, Jan 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

wiseguywood, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

gphillips5300, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ChadBroussard, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

monkeylice, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Nickfellow007, Aug 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

troegaarden, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

THE BOMB!!!!!!!!

bras1977, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have passed this beer for a year now but today I decided I wanted sometrhing different. I love Stone and usually drink the IPA.
I was ver surprised when I took my first sip! Instant 5 out of 5 stars!!!
Taste does not always reflect color! Very Fresh Taste, crisper than I thought. ABV... enough said, and smell is clean and not overwhelming.

Mozz74, May 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

DerekP, Nov 14, 2011
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Knowlesbryan, Jun 23, 2014
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despond, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

chrisp1090, Nov 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Dwtucker90, Aug 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

DonDirkA, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

PaBeerLover, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

beerman999999, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Reaudribion, Jun 08, 2013
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,837 ratings.