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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,076 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,076
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 280
Gots: 1,166 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clean, clear amber. No chill haze. Head is fine white, without much retention. Breath in, and your nose is filled with clean malty goodness and heavy raisin presence. Another inhalation brings piney, citric hops presence. Smells sweet and strong, with a gorgeous, ragged hop presence.

Medium bodied, with smooth light carbonation and a sweet caramel and raisin taste with some alcohol apparent. At first, the hop bitterness is subdued, keeping the pleasing brown ale-like maltiness at the forefront. As it goes, the hops become more intense, floral slightly, citric and piney. It gets harsher and more aggressive, finishing with an easy-going rasin and a lingering piney bitterness around the edges. Really a beautiful ale, all malt and hops, almost a defintion of what American microbrewing is about. Lovely.

nogoodreason, Nov 02, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Rog_03, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber purchased by my dad in Las Vegas. Thanks pop! Pours a turbid reddish brown with two fingers of cream-coloured froth. Smell and taste are a beautifully complex mix of dark dried fruit, sweet malts, caramel, some toasted biscuit, lemon, resiny hops, tangerine, and a white grapefruit bitterness to finish. Tastes like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale mixed with a well-hopped IPA. Truly awesome stuff. Medium-full mouthfeel is crisp, juicy, and tangy, with tons of bite from the hops. A bitter, citric aftertaste clings to the very end. Drinkability is off the charts, as I finished a bomber in less than an hour. Overall, Arrogant Bastard is one of the best-tasting and most original brews I've tried so far. Highly recommended.

cratez, Nov 30, 2009
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,076 ratings.