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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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9,078 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,078
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 281
Gots: 1,169 | FT: 7
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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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

Karl_M, Thursday at 09:36 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

One of my personal favorites. Not too harsh. Not too sweet. And wonderfully balanced.

Siems12, Thursday at 04:15 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

a77cj7, Wednesday at 10:21 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

jakeusa, Wednesday at 03:30 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jrdeveau98, Tuesday at 05:21 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

The_Jerk, Tuesday at 05:18 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Techichi, Tuesday at 04:41 PM
Photo of gregcordle
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

gregcordle, Tuesday at 01:31 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

pgregoryCA, Tuesday at 04:12 AM
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

SLOTHLIFE, Tuesday at 04:05 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

sbuscemi28, Tuesday at 01:38 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kunks80, Monday at 09:11 PM
Photo of PaulWaters
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

PaulWaters, Monday at 07:41 PM
Photo of jmn5082
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

This beer was very strong in alcohol content for me. Good flavor, but very strong.

jmn5082, Monday at 06:46 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

stogirelli, Monday at 06:21 PM
Photo of msscott1973
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

msscott1973, Monday at 04:00 PM
Photo of Double07Inc
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Appearance: Medium brown in color

Smell: The aromatics on this beer are great you can smell the hops, a slight pine, with an orange grapefruit appeal.

Taste: This medium bodied beer is great. Good hoppie bitterness and you can taste the chocolate malts and roasted flavors.

Mouth feel: it goes down smooth, if your not use to hoppie beers, keep to your fuzzy wussies beers like the bottle say, cause your not worthy.

Overall: This is my beer of choice. This is the beer that got me into craft beer and ultimately brewing. With this beer your either a fan or you don't know what real beer is.

Double07Inc, Nov 17, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Bonsall_Phil, Nov 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%

harryhops, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Review on 11/15/2014 from bottle enjoy by 1/11/15:
Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small amount of reddish tan head on a light pour (first half of a 22oz). The beer appears pretty clear, but color prevents much light through. Lacing is decent. Nose is grapefruit rind and light pine bittering notes. I get some fruit notes, pitted in nature, and maybe even some cranberry.

Taste is more centered on the bitter, but there is a bit of maltiness to supply some balance. The base reminds me a bit of an English bitter beer, a clean cereal like base, some copper, but with the addition of a hint if fruit (again I get cranberry or maybe white raisin). The hops are what this beer prides itself in, and they definitely pack a punch. Grapefruit and orange hints, pith-based to be sure. Even though this isn't a barrel aged version, there's is a woody to piney flavor and feel as well. The hops seem to provide more bite than the carbonation, and the beer is fairly dry, more so than you might initially think from a clear amber beer, but not enough so to make the beer too one-sided.

Had numerous times before. A very nice beer, and a classic in the craft beer works. A must try once if you haven't had it yet. I only need to grab it once in a while, that's enough for me.

cjgiant, Nov 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Raymond855, Nov 16, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Namtracxtra, Nov 16, 2014
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,078 ratings.