Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.81/5 rDev -32.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75
220z poured into glass gives a large coffee-cream colored head that was an interesting mix of creamy yet still bubbly. The color is a deep mahogany with hints of red and gold. The head recedes slowly to a thin film on top with heavy lacing. The aroma consists of toasted malt, piney hops, caramel, and toffee.
Taste starts with toasted malts, then a hint of floral hops along with a big hit of resinous hops. Finishes with more malt along with toffee and caramel. Has a bit of an unwanted medcinally bitter aftertaste, kind of like if you let a tylenol disolve on your tongue. Flavor was great until this after taste. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium/heavy body and low carbonation.
Very interesting beer, would be great without the aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 01:58:02 | More by JG-90
3.35/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I am not familiar with the style specifics of [American Strong Ale] so i wasn't sure where to place the expectations of my palate mitt. I was tense, like a catcher waitin' for a wild pitch from a cocky young rookie freshly on the mound from the farm league.
POUR/APPEARANCE: An extremely clean and red shifted amber color of immediate intrigue.
OK, so first pitch showed some maturity with a clean strike.
HEAD: A quickly fading one finger pitch with loose lacing.
OK, so one in the dirt - count it up to junior jitters.
AROMA: Virtually non-existent bouquet - could be a cola for all I know.
Foul, in the dirt.
FLAVOR: The promise of oak maturity whistled into the mitt here - a sharp fast ball right down the middle takes both hitter and catcher by surprise. This kid's "been around" - what's his name again? Oh yes, "ARROGANT BASTARD ALE"...I think this kid will be around for a couple of seasons or so...
Welcome to the major leagues - of American Strong Ale.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 04:43:48 | More by GoldHorde
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,153 ratings.