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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

8,503 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,503
Reviews: 2,773
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 251
Gots: 865 | 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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Ratings: 8,503 | Reviews: 2,773 | Display Reviews Only:
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BHOBS

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-20-2011 03:50:08 | More by BHOBS
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scootercrabb

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-20-2011 03:02:17 | More by scootercrabb
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ajfrantz

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-20-2011 01:51:28 | More by ajfrantz
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TangTKE402

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

A: Poured from a 1-day-old growler into a pint glass. Deep rosy/brown in color with a nice 1-finger, frothy, mother-of-pearl head and some wispy lacing.

S: Good hop and resin aromas with some faint dark fruit notes: like congealed cranberry ooze with a hint of incense...

T: Bold and bitter, with a good mix of flavors. Some raisin and malt up front, with a pine tar hop swallow and a bitter aftertaste that bites hard. This is a beer without any major flavors popping out, but all of them working in concert to deliver a bold, smooth experience.

M: This is a beer you can chew on, but it's not so big in your mouth that the feel gets in the way. It's satisfying, yet gritty, with a bone-dry after-feel. A unique texture to it, to be sure.

O: A nice treat beer with a feel all its own. Best enjoyed on a cool night, under some blankets, curled up on the couch.

12-20-2011 00:26:58 | More by TangTKE402
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WillyDee

Maryland

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-19-2011 20:50:16 | More by WillyDee
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heresy22

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-19-2011 20:23:24 | More by heresy22
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Mordax

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-19-2011 18:41:06 | More by Mordax
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +6.5%

A: Dark purple, mahogany. Thin, lingering, khaki head. Decent carbonation.

S: Powder cocoa, raisin, figs. Still a little sweet.

T: [Poured into a Duvel Mishimoto tulip] Tastes just like it smells. Raisin, dried figs, dark cocoa. Granulated sugar scents in my nose. A nice hop kick at the end. Very mellow, not overwhelming.

M: Exactly like hot chocolate. Smoothe, creamy.

OVERALL: This is a damn good beer. The first time I had it, years ago, I couldn't handle it. Now, it's just right. Awesome job by Stone.

NOTE: Live review.

12-19-2011 17:45:12 | More by RobertColianni
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christoph28

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-19-2011 07:39:51 | More by christoph28
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BigD44

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-19-2011 05:20:08 | More by BigD44
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-19-2011 05:06:01 | More by imperialking
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beerslushy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-19-2011 02:21:14 | More by beerslushy
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ales4baldo

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-19-2011 01:57:49 | More by ales4baldo
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-18-2011 22:40:47 | More by Jordanbryan10
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-18-2011 22:12:42 | More by MrJolly
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szartman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-18-2011 20:27:12 | More by szartman
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2011 16:43:49 | More by mhaugo
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denali55421

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-18-2011 07:44:45 | More by denali55421
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carlitosbronson1

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-18-2011 07:13:26 | More by carlitosbronson1
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RossPeterson

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-18-2011 06:40:12 | More by RossPeterson
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eristicrat

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2011 06:25:30 | More by eristicrat
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2011 05:07:13 | More by duff247
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DGavagan

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Dark brown color with a nice thick head that tickles your nose all the way to the bottom of the glass.
Great smell it's got that southern California hops smell, which i have grown to love, nice and sweet.
My first craft brew so very flavorful compared to all the big name beers, which taste like funny tasting water now.
Surprisingly light on the mouth feel with that thick head I expected something thicker.

12-18-2011 04:41:22 | More by DGavagan
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-18-2011 03:54:52 | More by KuehneBe
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LampLighter26

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-18-2011 00:53:40 | More by LampLighter26
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,503 ratings.