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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,489 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,489
Reviews: 2,882
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 332
Gots: 1,568 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tall head, malty aroma, clear ruby brown color. All praise attributed to this popular California ale is well deserved. It is creamy smooth, delicious, has a biting bitter edge and clean finish. A hearty ale with robust properties all around. The body teams with malt while the bitterness is pronounced yet not overdone. All is well proportioned and balanced and the mouthfeel is sublime. This is a champion among beers. And I love all that "You're not Worthy" stuff. More power to 'em.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark crimson. Head is light brown and ample. Many rings are left around the insides of my glass. The aroma is nicely hopped with a citrusy smell. A little pine smell is in the mix too. The taste is big on malts and hops. Very complex. Caramel malty sweetness is balanced by citrusy hops taste. Hop flavor lingers of the tongue long after a sip is finished. Arrogant Bastard's taste smooths out even more after it has warmed up a little. There is so much going on here it is hard to describe, but one thing is certain this is a world class beer. However, if you don't like west coast hopped beers, you probably won't like this. After loving this, I must now get my hands on some Double Bastard and Oaked Bastard.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably one of my most favorite session beers. When I see it on tap, I know what I'm usually drinking the rest of the night. This beer pours a nice chestnut brown with a tan two finger head. The smell consists of hops and spices. Hops, malts, spices, and caramel are all present in the taste. It has a crisp hoppy mouthfeel and if you love hops, you'll love this beer.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,489 ratings.