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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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9,555 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,555
Reviews: 2,896
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 334
Gots: 1,653 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000

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Definitely a great beer, when people ask me about it or I try to describe it, I can only say "intense" or "aggressive" in a pathetic one word wrapup. Then I follow it with suggesting they try it, as I haven't yet found anything quite so unique.

As the entertaining script on the side of the bottle suggests, this beer isn't for the faint at heart. If you think ubiquitous beerwater in 12 oz cans is something to be resentful of, get a bottle of this pronto. Heavy, punch in the face malts give way to a left hook of double-IPA worthy hoppiness that is tolerable only due to how amazingly balanced this ale is. And at 7.2%, it gets the job done, flavorfully, enjoyably, and satisfactorily. If you have ever complained in your life about having a bland beer, treat yourself to this. Beer lovers of all kinds will find their preferred flavor in an extreme amount, whether a nice sweet red on tap is your go-to or a triple IPA is in your fridge growler, this beer freaking delivers.

The thick head and carbonation also serve as a nice buffer. Enjoy with care, you can never just have one...

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Given the 2k plus reviews - there is not much more one can say about this beer. It's drinkable, flavorful, and an absolute ground breaker. Craft beer owes a lot to this brew. And for us ad guy types hardly any one does that side of the equation better. All beer lovers should doff their caps.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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