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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,642 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,642
Reviews: 2,785
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 259
Gots: 945 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Rog_03, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber purchased by my dad in Las Vegas. Thanks pop! Pours a turbid reddish brown with two fingers of cream-coloured froth. Smell and taste are a beautifully complex mix of dark dried fruit, sweet malts, caramel, some toasted biscuit, lemon, resiny hops, tangerine, and a white grapefruit bitterness to finish. Tastes like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale mixed with a well-hopped IPA. Truly awesome stuff. Medium-full mouthfeel is crisp, juicy, and tangy, with tons of bite from the hops. A bitter, citric aftertaste clings to the very end. Drinkability is off the charts, as I finished a bomber in less than an hour. Overall, Arrogant Bastard is one of the best-tasting and most original brews I've tried so far. Highly recommended.

cratez, Nov 30, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

maDUECEgunner, Aug 12, 2013
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SkinniePost, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Version I had was citra dry hopped.

A - Mostly clear amber brown with a one finger tan head that has good retention and good lacing.

S - Big roasted, caramel malts up front followed by pine resin hops, then grapefruit in the background.

T - Follows the nose with the citra hops adding grapefruit notes and bitterness through the finish.

M - Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, creamy and smooth across the palate, slightly sticky through the finish.

D - Just what the AB needed, IMO. The citra dry hopping is done nicely to just a touch of complexity at the end palate to both aroma and taste. Excellent drink.

garuda, Jun 13, 2010
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Kubrick99, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone is the eighth largest brewer in the US, and Arrogant Bastard is the largest selling bomber in the US. The name is synonomous with great, consistent beers. I was at a beer dinner sponsored by Stone, and this was part of the four course dinner. They paired it with pork belly, and it worked well together.

If you haven't had Arrogant Bastard... go to the liquor store; it is there.

What started as an error, became an excellent old ale.

It smells and tastes great. You know that it is there for you... when you want a great strong ale.

ummswimmin, Jan 24, 2012
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,642 ratings.