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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,079 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,079
Reviews: 2,815
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 281
Gots: 1,170 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute

a: Gorgeous clear dark ruby with an inch and a half tall perfectly formed off white head which receded very slowly to heavy surface foam and considerable lacing.

s: Mild dark fruit.

t: Plums and prunes balanced by a powerful hop bite which lingered. Later the malt became more prominent than the initial fruitiness, but the hop bite remained quite strong. Tasty.

m: Moderate, smooth and mellow.

o: The label suggests the drinker is likely to dislike this, and if so would be unworthy of it. It's a clever ploy to put him or her on the defensive in order to encourage them to have an open mind and give it a chance to be enjoyed. It's got way more flavor than the usual popular mainstream corn and rice adjuncted lagers and pilseners, so the suggestion is this will be too shockingly different to be liked right off or ever by the average beer drinker.

At the moment, I'm feeling pretty darned worthy.

scotorum, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,079 ratings.