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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,833 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,833
Reviews: 2,794
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 265
Gots: 1,038 | FT: 5
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 TheRicker
4/5  rDev -3.8%

TheRicker, May 31, 2012
Photo of Whadawookie
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am glad to have been gifted this beer by a coworker on vacation. I've heard of it's virtuous nature and was stoked to crack into it after a long day. I was not let down. To me, this is like a hefty red ale that has a very complex aroma and taste. I am a couple of pours into this bomber and I have had my palette completely commandeered. Looks are not amazing, but it does have good lacing.

Looks like a dipa or a heavy red ale, which is kinda what it tastes like to me as well. I get a heavy pine and citrus feel from the nose. The actual beer is quite malty but it is so complex and balanced that I am astonished. It isn't even very heavy on the mouth-feel though after a couple pours it is starting to stick to my tongue, pleasantly I might add. There is a fair alcohol burn/hop burn in there, but nothing over the top.

My general impression of this beer is just about how well balanced it is. Good job Stone. As much as I love this beer, I'm afraid of what will become of me if it distributed here. I may just become an arrogant bastard myself...

Whadawookie, May 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

wander4, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Schumatrix, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

316nuts, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

brock146, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

MaxOfMetal, May 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

snocntry, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Vlaminck, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

drjman, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dychoi, May 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

herring556, May 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

brandoneverett, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kaisermatt, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dumptruck81, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Tunguska, May 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

kidpresentable, May 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

aflies, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

clayton, May 26, 2012
Photo of duracell
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautifil rocky off-white head with a medium retention on the top of a copper/dark red color. Clear, visible carbonation and nice lacing.

S - Smell is super complex and well balanced! I pick out come grapes, dark fruits, honey next to the hoppy aromas composed of pine, grass and herbal notes. A smell from heaven!

T - Opens up almost like an IPA with aromatic hop but a good amount of malt is present at the back.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent with perfect carbonation giving a really super smooth beer!

O - This is just a world-class ale! Complex, balanced, super smooth, a must try for anyone!!!

duracell, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bigred1311, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jumski, May 24, 2012
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,833 ratings.