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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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9,555 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,555
Reviews: 2,896
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 334
Gots: 1,653 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 9,555 | Reviews: 2,896
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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

Gotta say, I love this beer. Have had it many, many times, and it always satisfies.

It pours a deep ruby red, with a tawny head that looks like it's sprinkled with cinnamon. Great head retention, it looks pillowy.

The smell is inviting and powerful. A blend of deep, warming sweetness with a twangy hoppiness that both intermingle and form an extreme yet balanced aroma.

Taste is rather malty at first, a sort of bready warmth to it. Some medicinal flavors in there, along with a noticeable alcohol heat to it. The hops are bitter and very abundant, but not in a way that it will offend you. If you are offended by this, you are not worthy, as the bottle states. Grapefruit is the most prominent flavor I can pick out, but there is also a good amount of sweet syrupy goodness. Other fruits and other sweets are also in there, but this brew is very complex and I'm sure this beer has different meanings for different people.

Good smooth mouthfeel, a bit of carbonation, and a whole lot of a punch for your tongue. Very easy to drink, despite the high alcohol. I'd love to sip this all day and get slowly buzzed. A real warmer but still refreshing on a hot day.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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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

It's been at least two years since I had this beer. Stone just arrived in Florida this week! I picked up some of the first bottles at Whole Foods.

A glowing amber in color with a foamy off-white head. It smells of West Coast hops, hops and more hops.

Ahhh, this is a beer I've missed! Great malt character of caramel and bread battles with massive citrus and herbal hop flavors and bitterness. But it's not over-the-top.

The body is glassy and chewy.

Overall this is a great beer. Just add this glowing review to all the others.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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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 - Very beautiful amber/copper color with some burnt orange highlights at the bottom. An off white head that was very pronounced. Fluffy and creamy. Very nice retention and some great, great lacing. The body is mostly hazy also.

Smell - Wonderful aromas of sweet caramel. Dark fruit swirling around on the nose also. Hop notes and malt character. Resinous aromas. Even a bit of peach in there.

Taste - The taste was a wonderful piny, resinous flavor. Some grapefrut"y" type flavors with a very small alcohol bite. Enough bitterness to satisfy most anyone. Caramel sweetness follows to round out this very well balanced taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium/full mouthfeel. Smooth and chewy. A slight bit of "slickness" makes it glide down easy. Some alcohol warmth right at the back of the throat in the finish. Really covers the palate well. Nicely dry in the mouthfeel also.

Drinkability - Man!!! This beer is really, really good. Unbelievably easy to drink considering the bold characteristics and the high ABV. I don't know how or why I haven't tried this yet considering how popular it is. I definitely won't pass this up ever again. A very, very nice and well made beer.

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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

Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thick and creamy head that did a superb job of clinging to the sides of the glass while drinking. The aroma, which is quite strong, is dominated by hops and toasted grains with hints of toffee and caramel. The flavor is a complex combination of a malty sweetness and a hoppy bitterness with notes of citrus. It’s very creamy in the mouth and goes down smoothly. A very good brew with a nice price of $3.69 for a 22oz bottle.

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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

Probably one of the best of its ilk. Delicious all the way around from the hops on top to the sweet malt and the heady alcohol. Sort of a HopDevil on steroids. An awesome beer and thanks again to Shoreline beverage for their selection. Gots to get me some mo!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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