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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,078 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,078
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 281
Gots: 1,171 | 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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4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear, deep amber-brown with a thick, pillow-y two-finger tan head that falls slowly to a fillm, leaving copious sticky lacing.

This beer is extremely aromatic- even before actually nosing you'll pick up floral hops, bread, banana, and spicy/citric notes. Would make a wonderful air-freshener.

Flavor wise, the front end of beer has smooth, deep malt sweetness, rich, but not toasted.There is a subtle but discernible alcoholic warmth-it lets you know it's there, but it's well-harmonized with everything else that's going on. All this is offset by an ample wash of grapefruit-like hop bitterness, leading towards a dry finish. Very complex- every sip of this seems to be just a slight bit different than the last, especially as the beer warms in the glass. It's definitely an aggressive beer, as the label promises, but at the same time, very balanced.

Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly oily, lingers in the mouth, almost like a good whiskey. Carbonation is fairly moderate.

Overall, this is a remarkable, fascinating beer... best way I could describe it is like a marriage of a Belgian Ale with an American IPA, and I think fans of either style could find a great deal to love here, with the rich malts skillfully set against aggressive hop bitterness. Powerful, challenging, but rewarding to those who can step up to it. We are not worthy, indeed.

m_hall, Nov 15, 2014
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,078 ratings.