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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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9,555 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,555
Reviews: 2,896
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 334
Gots: 1,653 | FT: 12
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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a rich, transparent reddish brown with a half-finger off-white head, receding to an off-white ring leaving some lacing at the top of the glass. Rich, gorgeous color but a little low on the head. Scents of caramel, toffee, some brown sugar, more prominent as the beer warms, light grapefruit and other citrus, fruity esters, a hit of alcohol and a bit of toasted malt. Quite nice, but not near as hop forward as I expected, more malt and alcohol. Flavor begins quite bitter, with far more hop character than the aroma betrays. Hop character is mostly pine resin, but with some citrus peel bitterness. High hop bitterness is balanced by a malt backbone with caramel and toasted malt flavors. Towards the middle and end of the sip there is a bit of brown sugar appearing alongside the other flavors and some flavors of alcohol. Alcohol becomes more prominent as the beer warms. Aftertaste is bitter, with some grainy and toasted flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky and semi-drying with low carbonation. Very easy to drink, maybe a little light bodied. Overall a good, fairly complex strong ale. The hop bitterness is very high balancing the sweet malt flavors. Pretty good, however I prefer Double Bastard.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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