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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

8,500 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,500
Reviews: 2,773
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 251
Gots: 863 | 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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rangerred

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark copper with a smallish tan head that quickly fades into a thin cap.

Aroma of piny hops along with some caramel, toasted malt, and dark fruit such as raisins and figs.

Taste is a nice mix of hop and malt. Piny hop flavors up front along with some toasty caramel malt. Dark fruit quickly follows and dominate the middle of the taste. Some roastiness again follows this along with a strong hop bitterness. The finish is quite crisp and a bit sticky.

Overall this is a top notch beer and a classic. One that I always love to indulge in.

02-04-2012 01:49:53 | More by rangerred
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2012 20:03:56 | More by muskiesman
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-03-2012 19:31:36 | More by chrispoint
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CoreyCramer

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-03-2012 13:18:15 | More by CoreyCramer
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-03-2012 09:48:53 | More by dmorgan310
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mjh5397

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-03-2012 00:58:36 | More by mjh5397
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tyjaman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-02-2012 21:31:32 | More by tyjaman
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rsant

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -76%

02-02-2012 17:53:21 | More by rsant
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

Can't believe I never reviewed this beer! 22-ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Deep red hue with a thick eggshell head that slowly settles. Head retention is quite good, and sticky lacing coats the glass. Very attractive looking brew.

S: Lots of caramel and fruit up front, with pungent, citrus and pine-like hop aromas.

T: This beer has a ton going on inside! Dark fruits and caramel like the nose, but combined with hints of spice and brown sugar up front. Hops are pungent, oily, and express notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and cedar. Finish is quite bittersweet.

Notes: Full-bodied and extremely flavorful. Even at 7.2%, it is quite easy to drink. Overall a very solid brew. One that I have bought time and time again, and makes for a good sipper any time of the year.

02-02-2012 06:38:12 | More by WYVYRN527
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ClearGrit

Maine

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-02-2012 03:34:21 | More by ClearGrit
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OoReFLuXoO

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-02-2012 02:25:50 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-02-2012 00:42:10 | More by craftbrew502
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wowbagger

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%

Nice reddish brown. Smells wonderful, sweet nuts, hop and something floral that I can't nail down.

Tastes much like it smells, but with a stronger hop presence and a slight burnt taste. The flavors spread around the tongue nicely. It's got a little harshness and some dryness, but that doesn't negatively affect it.

It's a strong ale, good and bold. Maybe too bold to be my everyday beer, but very good.

02-02-2012 00:28:16 | More by wowbagger
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-01-2012 16:30:27 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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madman45

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-01-2012 07:29:55 | More by madman45
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EddieG28

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-01-2012 07:27:05 | More by EddieG28
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LordBleull

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-01-2012 06:30:01 | More by LordBleull
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-01-2012 06:02:19 | More by DelicateDelirium
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BFro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-01-2012 04:44:59 | More by BFro
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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -76%

02-01-2012 03:14:46 | More by Imsothirsty
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-01-2012 01:08:50 | More by BigTrubble
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rudy0908

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 22:04:37 | More by rudy0908
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 16:43:49 | More by tdmccarthy
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NFMSKRS

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 06:08:07 | More by NFMSKRS
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jumbopanda

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 04:44:23 | More by jumbopanda
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,500 ratings.