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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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9,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,254
Reviews: 2,830
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 298
Gots: 1,273 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BJ's Brewhouse in Keller, Texas, served in a pint glass. Deep amber color, adequate head and lacing despite the crappy bartender's best efforts. Aroma of citrus hops, deep caramel, and some light oak and vanilla. Taste is a rich blend of citrus hops with a strong toffee malt backing, but not too sweet. Nicely carbonated with wonderful dry finish, alcohol is well hidden. This is pretty much a go-to beer for me, the best on-tap selection within 2 miles of the workplace.

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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I fell in love with this beer while visiting my son in California. First had a bottle and then a fresh draft at the Stone Brewery in Escondido. For some reason it is not sold in Alabama, but I did get a bottle in New Jersey and several drafts in Florida before I started reviewing on the Beer Advocate. This review is from last night where I enjoyed a draft at the Brewhouse South in Franklin, TN (just south of Nashville). This is the only beer I always look for when I go to a new drinking establishment.

This beer is everything the other 2700+ reviewers have said and then some! It is listed as a strong ale and that is exactly what it is. This beer is not for the meek or timid. The only advantage to having a bottle over a draft is everyone will know what you are drinking and you get to read the label affirming your arrogance.

Arrogant Bastard Ale is a strong dark ale with lots of hops and a full body mouthfeel. It is as dark as the devil with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Try this beer. If you don’t like it, you are not deserving and that only leaves more for those of us who are.

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A-a amber brown color with a decent off-white head and good lacing.

S-citrus and pine with some hints of sweetness

T-caramel and roasted malt with some citrus and a nice dry hoppy finish

F- medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice smooth feel

O-the arrogance is appropriate, this is one fine strong and unique strong ale

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,254 ratings.