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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,118 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,118
Reviews: 2,817
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,192 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Shilt, Dec 28, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A – Pours a hazy chestnut brown, with a one finger eggshell/light tan head which lingered for a ridiculous amount of time. Some of the bubbles appear a little soapy. Lacing is “complete” as in it completely coats the glass in a wash of tiny bubbles with each sip.

S – An enticing blend of citrus, floral hops, and butterscotch.

T – Complex and balanced. Taste starts off slightly fruity with hints of apple and pear, followed by a caramel tinged, biscuity malt with a slight hint of rye, and finishes just slightly dry with a grassy, floral, west coast hop kick. Yummy.

M – Big and chewy, but somehow also creamy and velvety at the same time. Lively carbonation. Stone absolutely nailed it here. Perfection.

O – While I have had AB many times before, I seemingly forgot how freakin’ good it is. My first thought upon sitting down to review this was, ”why am I not drinking this more often?” Extra points for being available at grocery stores in the Tempe AZ area. Very well may be the best beer you can buy without looking hard or going to a specialty store like Total Wine. A true stud.

TempeBeerMan, Dec 28, 2011
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,118 ratings.