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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

8,626 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,626
Reviews: 2,784
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 258
Gots: 932 | 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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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium brown with medium sticky head,aroma is somewhat hoppy and maybe a little orange-like.Taste is pretty hoppy and zesty to begin with,with some nutty tones as well as caramel tones on the palate.Wow this is a complex brew,have heard alot of stuff about this one,now I know why.

oberon, Jul 06, 2003
Photo of Photobeeguy
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice brown color with a quarter inch creamy head. Malty flavor with a good hop hit, but not overly bitter. Very balanced and easy drinking. Flavors really show through as the beer warms slightly. Aroma is roasty and mildly hoppy. This is a beer that sets the standard for quality and drinkability.

Photobeeguy, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Kurpius
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted really good, no harsh aftertaste, poured nice with a finger and half head, nice aroma. Had one bottle and wish i had a couple more....highly recommend this California beer and will be enjoying another very soon. Very filling beer as well and i think it would go great with a backyard bbq

Kurpius, Jun 15, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

Tonezone, 31 minutes ago
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

BDF2000, 33 minutes ago
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

woggydoggy, Today at 12:15 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Joe1019, Today at 11:57 PM
Photo of FiremanChris
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

FiremanChris, Today at 09:41 PM
Photo of barleybutt
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Poured aggressively in a standard pint glass.
A: amber dark red. Reminded multiple people in the room of cherry wood. A light foamy head, a few inches tall, formed but dissipated quickly after the pour.
S: More yeast than anything. Fresh biscuits on the head and light citrus undertones.
T: Strong upfront chocolate followed by dry citrus - most reminiscent of grapefruit rind.
M: Medium. Light carbonation and a dry bitter finish.
O: Very drinkable and affordable. There is little to no alcohol in the taste despite the medium/big body. The roasted chocolate upfront is usually something I don't like, but this brew did it well. I would be happy with another.

barleybutt, Yesterday at 11:42 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Meyers1023, Yesterday at 11:17 PM
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4.32/5  rDev +3.6%

TorrenceSw, Yesterday at 03:28 PM
Photo of TimZebGir
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%

A: Deep ruby brown with light foamy head(3/3)
S: Light fruitiness...cherry?...citrusy hop notes (8/12)
T: Fruity notes on tip of tongue blend toward malty and bitter finish. Strong hang, like unripe grapefruit or strong coffee in the after-taste. ...do I detect wood?(14/20)
F: Medium body and carbonation with very dry finish (4/5)
O: Really hard to pin down the subtle notes in this one. Drank it with a friend, and we both had a hard time finding words. (7/10)
36/50

TimZebGir, Wednesday at 01:37 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dagubna, Wednesday at 09:26 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Brams17, Tuesday at 03:22 PM
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4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

phil215, Tuesday at 03:10 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

JohnParadee, Tuesday at 03:08 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%

CKav, Tuesday at 04:36 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -18.5%

boogieman6, Tuesday at 04:00 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

myteam24, Tuesday at 02:20 AM
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,626 ratings.