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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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9,390 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,390
Reviews: 2,858
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 317
Gots: 1,442 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours something like congealed blood with a one finger head that dies down gradually leaving a little lace. On the nose there is a giant, fresh pine aroma. Backing that up is just a bit of fresh citrus riding atop a big malt backbone of caramel, which was much bigger than I expected. In the mouth there is no doubt that the pine is center stage, but there is some slightly sweet caramel that makes this brew something more than just a hop bomb. The body is pretty viscous with the long finish being a mixture of sweetness up front, and bitterness that lingers a little longer. There is a little bit of an alcohol presence here, no knock in my book.

Overall, this is a really nice brew. In the past I've wondered why they don't just call it a big amber, but this time I really noticed the caramel malts backing up the bitterness, providing a little more depth than normal for an amber.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,390 ratings.