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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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9,497 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,497
Reviews: 2,885
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 331
Gots: 1,573 | 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%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Shaw
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.

Photo of Sinewave
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Shrews629
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%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Morris729
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.

Photo of beernbbq
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a dark reddish brown with a yellow tinted two finger head. The smell is a perfect balance between the hops and the sweet beady malt. Caramel, orange, vanilla, candy. The flavor is also a perfect balance. It's bitter, very bitter, but there is also a nutty sweetness. It's hard to honestly review this beer as it has been an old standard of mine. The First Craft Beer I Ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,497 ratings.