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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

9,478 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,478
Reviews: 2,880
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 330
Gots: 1,551 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So another one along the lines of Stone, a brewery i've been able to test on various occasions. this time, a 66cl bottle brought from overseas by a good friend and fellow beer lover.

As has happened to me before with the stone brews, the visual aspect is the best of it. Not only starting from its bottling, but the actual pour (into a trappe chalice on hand) is a barely translucent red-brown, almost viscous with a frothy brownish head, fairly thick with a generous lacing left behind.

Smell right off hits you, it's hops, hops and hops, very much in-line with the american style of strong ales. Some caramel-ish flushes come around from within the piney, hoppy feel. nice and complex.

The taste is good but a bit overwhelming. It has a very distinct syrupy feel at first, rather malty and driven to the total, extreme opposite of what overtakes it within seconds- an extremely robust bitterness that almost numbs the palate instantly. While it may hold for a solid pint, the IBUs certainly hit me super-hard and it would be tough to sip and session this one. It also lacks the distinct woody musky feel the OAB has, which certainly makes it a better beer in my opinion. Nonetheless, this one is quite a worthy sample of its style, and a good beer by Stone.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark color with some reddish hues, body seems medium to bold, carbonation is also medium to rich and forms a big head on a very light brown, the layer on top is permanent and is formed of small compact bubbles with some large ones.

S: hops are main ingredient of the aroma, the you can sense malts and some fruits, unusually I got some guava inside that gives the fruity aroma.

T: Again hops are the base of the flavor, is hard to say the other ingredients, but may be some fruits and of course the malts.

M: As the American strong ales are, this one is very complicated, starts and ends bitter but not disgusting.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,478 ratings.