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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

9,487 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,487
Reviews: 2,882
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 332
Gots: 1,561 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1.75/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of oakbluff
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- deep red colour with a creamy white head. Smell is more sweet than hoppy which surprised me. Taste is a very balanced to me- the malts and hops are in synchronicity. I was expecting more of a hop blast- it may be that I have held on to this bottle too long and the hops has subsidided. No matter- still a classic west coast beverage. Or it the lack of hops could be due to my mouth being hammered into a submission by a Surly Furious a couple of hours earlier. Mouthfeel is rich with a medium to low carbonation. The head dissapated quite quickly in my pint glass. Overall- it would be a staple for me if I could just access it on a regular basis.

Photo of atr2605
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a nice dark red/amber color with a foamy tan head with great retention
S-moderate citrus hop aroma with a hint of biscuit and caramel
T-Starts with a mix of the malt sweetness matched with bold hop flavor, finishes with the dry biscuit flavor and malt sweetness lingers on the palate
M-medium-full
O-a nice complex contrast of malt sweetness and full hop flavor creates a really drinkable beer that still packs a punch. I've had it numerous times on tap but just got around to reviewing. It never disappoints.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gabedivision
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to a Duvel snifter glass.

A- Dark reddish brown with a fluffy white head that sticks to the side of the glass.

S- Nice mild hop scent with faint sweet almost fruity touch.

T- The taste makes up for the smell. Smokey sweet hops, very bold and full. Finishes bitter sweet on the tongue. The alcohol becomes present as it warms, and adds to the delicious taste.

M- Bold and hearty, well bodied.

D- Fantastic drinkability, every time i put this beer down, i pick it right back up again. I would go well out of my way for this beer if it weren't available to me.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ngandhi
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Drew for the sample.

I tried my best to hate this beer, but all my efforts have failed. Rich with hops, obviously, but fantastically layered with fruity and sweet malts, licorice-tinted hop resin, and yeast. The balance is phenomenol for such a huge beer and this drinks remarkably smooth. Unendingly complex and, after you accept the huge hop and alcohol nose, this is suprisingly subtle.

Relax, relax.
ng

Photo of UDbeernut
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap poured into pint glass

a: dark brown amber, decent 1/2" head that retains well

s: carmel and coffee, slight hint of yeast and hop bitterness

t: sweet malt with a nice hop bitterness underneath.

m&d: medium bodied beer, finishes slightly dry.

Another Solid Ale

Cheers!!

Photo of rousee
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel brown with a lush thick 4mm head that holds extremely well. A good tiny-bubbled lace is left on sides of glass. Malty-earthy smell--fairly non-descript--does have some buttery elements not diacetyl-ish though. The taste is a full-on malt assault and quite lovely. Has nuttiness of cashews or hazelnuts. There is little to no bitterness but it does finish slightly too syrupy and sticky. The mouthfeel is fuzzy and syruppy but still quite pleasant. AB on tap is too damn drinkable (7.2abv) --very smooth but maybe a little too sticky--so have water with it. Much better on-tap than in the bottle.

Photo of MSchae1017
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was tasted in a snifter from the 22oz bottle.

This beer pours a brownish ruby amber with a frothy tan head that holds quite nicely with an even film and plenty of lacing. The smell is of toasted malts and HOPS! The taste is also fantastic. Its malty up front with the toasted malts and then it hits you afterwards with a huge amount of flavorful hops. The mouthfeel is a great body and has a nice carbonation. Overall, a great beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,487 ratings.