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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,620 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,620
Reviews: 2,784
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 259
Gots: 931 | 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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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%

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%

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%

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
Photo of tylerstravis
4/5  rDev -4.1%

tylerstravis, 1 minute ago
Photo of barleybutt
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Poured aggressively in a standard pint glass.
A: amber dark red. Reminded multiple people in the room of cherry wood. A light foamy head, a few inches tall, formed but dissipated quickly after the pour.
S: More yeast than anything. Fresh biscuits on the head and light citrus undertones.
T: Strong upfront chocolate followed by dry citrus - most reminiscent of grapefruit rind.
M: Medium. Light carbonation and a dry bitter finish.
O: Very drinkable and affordable. There is little to no alcohol in the taste despite the medium/big body. The roasted chocolate upfront is usually something I don't like, but this brew did it well. I would be happy with another.

barleybutt, Today at 11:42 PM
Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -4.1%

OhioBobcat, Today at 11:38 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ColdWaffles, Today at 11:37 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Meyers1023, Today at 11:17 PM
Photo of TorrenceSw
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%

TorrenceSw, Today at 03:28 PM
Photo of TimZebGir
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%

A: Deep ruby brown with light foamy head(3/3)
S: Light fruitiness...cherry?...citrusy hop notes (8/12)
T: Fruity notes on tip of tongue blend toward malty and bitter finish. Strong hang, like unripe grapefruit or strong coffee in the after-taste. ...do I detect wood?(14/20)
F: Medium body and carbonation with very dry finish (4/5)
O: Really hard to pin down the subtle notes in this one. Drank it with a friend, and we both had a hard time finding words. (7/10)
36/50

TimZebGir, Today at 01:37 PM
Photo of dagubna
4/5  rDev -4.1%

dagubna, Today at 09:26 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

benjamin_dallas, Today at 07:24 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Brams17, Yesterday at 03:22 PM
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4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

phil215, Yesterday at 03:10 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

JohnParadee, Yesterday at 03:08 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%

CKav, Yesterday at 04:36 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -18.5%

boogieman6, Tuesday at 04:00 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

myteam24, Tuesday at 02:20 AM
Photo of Jaymello
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Jaymello, Tuesday at 12:01 AM
Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

JeffKowalek, Monday at 11:09 PM
Photo of mpedara429
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

A; Pours out a murky reddish copper. Two fingers of khaki head that wouldn't leave me alone.

S: Very bready. Subtle hint of fruit like strawberry and cherry.

T: Hoppy licorice. Strawberry and cherry from the nose mixed with an earthy, grassy hop. Delicious.

M: Medium sticky body with medium carb. Slightly tannic bite.

O: Very solid. The hoppiness is what sets this one apart. A great "go to" because of the availability in my area.

mpedara429, Monday at 11:08 PM
Photo of KurtHershey
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%

KurtHershey, Monday at 08:51 PM
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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%

MichaelPiazza, Monday at 08:04 PM
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,620 ratings.