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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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8,648 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,648
Reviews: 2,786
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 260
Gots: 949 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +13.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

booga73, Today at 07:07 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

1st thoughts: Arrogant Bastard Ale is probably the most popular American Strong Ale in New England. The first bomber from Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, CA) to make a play on the shelves of package stores throughout the bay state.

Review: Pours medium brown/red-ish in color with a moderate to sticky head. A hoppy yet smooth with a medium finish. A blast of hops upon first contact the taste smooths out and leaves with a killer bite.

Price: $6.75 for 1pint. (Boston, Mass.)


LiamMichaelAriel, Today at 05:59 AM
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3.92/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.7/5  rDev +12.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

As I hophead, I don't venture into the American Strong category often but of course Stone makes the deviation easy. Fantastic malts with just enough hops to keep it interesting. Between the artwork, appearance, aroma and flavor, what's not to love about this beer?

GJ40, Yesterday at 09:41 PM
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,648 ratings.