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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

8,412 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,412
Reviews: 2,767
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 246
Gots: 820 | FT: 6
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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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-24-2014 14:01:23 | More by ChrisChagnon
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

I must say, this one starts to impress while it's still being poured! Burnt amber color topped by a huge sticky tan head that stays almost endlessly. Leaves tons of lace as the glass is emptied. Grand aroma of ultra-citrusy hops, as well as piney hop character. Just a little sweet malt backs it all up. The first taste is a war between malt and hops, both in full force. Rich and sweet maltiness comes on strong, along with sharp spears of citrus and rind-like hop bitterness. Hints of spicy alcohol. Grainy malt and bitter hop finish. It's usually hard to find that complexity in the finish of a beer. Tingly yet smooth mouthfeel. Not one part of the experience of this beer lacks flavor. Yes, that means a full body, this is one of the most full-bodied beers I've ever tasted. An aggressive beer that doesn't even think of holding back. Most are not worthy of this brew. I say bring on the arrogance!

10-04-2002 02:19:28 | More by hyuga
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drxandy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

An awesome extra to find in trade from Ben4881, Thanks man! :D

Served slightly above room temperature, Bomber to standard pint glass, a heavy pour yields a foamy tan head, good retention - pours a hot amber golden shade

smells of deep good malts, caramel/toffee sweetness, hops add a herbal zest

taste is hot but very smooth, bitter, aggressive citric hop finish, sweet malts, creamy, lots of character and depth, very nice

mouthfeel is thick and delicious, the hop resins cling around forever and the alcohol presence is muted but still present. Drinks very nicely, but I wouldn't want to drink many in a sitting unless it was in the interest of getting drunk.

07-30-2008 10:14:56 | More by drxandy
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-25-2013 01:13:42 | More by YobroitsJoe
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-02-2012 23:55:23 | More by koes0024
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BeerGreg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-10-2013 17:36:48 | More by BeerGreg
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-02-2013 19:52:40 | More by EJJ1848
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-16-2013 23:59:55 | More by BrandonOakes
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-27-2014 22:42:07 | More by jscheuf
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-31-2013 15:56:38 | More by jrand2621
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TheBierBand

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into my pint glass to produce a 1.5" creamy light tan head over the top of a copper colored, slightly hazy, liquid. The head dissipated gradually leaving pronounced lacing.

The aroma was subdued. However, a piney hop character dominated.

The taste: GREAT beer with many complexities. Enjoy this one.... savor it it by letting it embrace your mouth and tongue. Piney hops is the first taste that hits you. But some roasted malty sweetness balances it very well. Tastes of grapefruit rind, pine, and, in the background, caramel and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Nice and rich. appropriate carbonation. A nice thick and chewy feeling for this beer.

Drinkability: So far, my reference beer for "American Strong Ale". I will try many to see if any one can knock the Arrogant Bastard off his pedestal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

07-30-2007 11:46:44 | More by TheBierBand
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -76%

06-18-2012 14:22:18 | More by cclark67789
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jmw4437

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 02:28:17 | More by jmw4437
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RangnaR

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-19-2013 14:29:46 | More by RangnaR
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-01-2013 21:53:59 | More by zestd
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-11-2014 17:19:55 | More by JLeet
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-27-2013 07:55:34 | More by freshflesh
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%

A - dark red, but crystal clear, flashing beautiful red hues when held to a light, light tan coloured head ain't going nowhere and completely coats my snifter with lace.

S - bitter grapefruit hits the nose first, but it is quickly backed up some malt sweetness, very clean, very simple, but also very good.

T - flavour closely follows the aroma, but with more depth and fullness. More breadiness from the malt, juicy, firm bitterness from the hops. Finish is long, piney bitterness lingers.

M - medium body, could possibly be a touch fuller, though it would take away from the drinkability, resinous, dry finish, medium carbonation, almost zero alcohol presence

D - right up my alley, robust flavours, well put together, easy to drink

Based on the colour and other folks thoughts, I was expecting more malt sweetness and toffee flavour, but this still has quite a lean and mean malt profile. The hops are assertive, particularly in the finish, but still blend together well with the rest of the beer. Agressive and simple, but perfectly executed.

03-09-2009 00:26:24 | More by markaberrant
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uustal

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -4.1%

Starts off thick, creamy and malty. Very aggressive flavor here. Next comes a strong rush of hops and a pretty bitter finish. A little overpowering, but a nice full flavor. You're certainly wearing out your taste buds with this one, but it's tough to have a session full of these. It's the type of big beer that Stone is known for.

06-23-2010 00:24:10 | More by uustal
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-14-2012 18:01:40 | More by jsilva
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-02-2012 20:32:52 | More by olympicgatorade
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-29-2012 02:46:27 | More by jurbanik
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nodder

New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%

A-Dark amber/copper color. Very clear. A light brown head that dissipates leaving a bit of lacing.

S- Pine, roasted malts, pine, caramel, and pine. Did I say pine?

T- Piney hops and bitter. This gives way to/is balanced by some roasted malts.

M- Medium with a decent amount of carbonation. Very smooth going down.

O- Finally tried this classic. Glad I did. If you like a hoppy/bitter ale this one is for you.

04-15-2014 16:37:36 | More by nodder
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nasty15108

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured form a 1pt 6oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Reddish-brown color reminiscent of strong iced tea. The pour produced an off-white head that quickly gave way to a bubbly film. Spotty lacing throughout.

S - Malty, hoppy aroma. I definitly detected pine, grapefruit and butter in there. Very complex and intriguing.

T - The sweet maltiness and good amount of hop bitterness keep this ale well balanced. The presence of citrus and the high alcohol content give the finish a slight bite.

MF&D - Medium to full bodied ale. The oiliness of the hops really coated my mouth well and the malty sweetness made this one a lip smacker.

04-21-2008 21:23:21 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-28-2012 17:45:15 | More by DioS
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,412 ratings.