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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,202 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,202
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 229
Gots: 715 | FT: 6
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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JackRB

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2013 01:00:35 | More by JackRB
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Been a while since I had this ale, and I forgot how much I like this. I find the bottle narrative a little off-putting...slightly arrogant, but I purchased a 22oz anyway.

Color is a great copper look, and although the head was only 1 finger, it retained itself throughout. Usually I get little out of the smell, but this ale has a nice floral hoppy smell. What I find great though is that the taste isn't crazy hoppy, and has a nice balanced sweetness.

Really great ale without having an ABV that knocks me out - says a lot these days when 7.2% is mild. Great reliable beer from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 00:39:55 | More by BradMacMullin
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Pac-N-West_SNOB


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

04-20-2013 20:25:12 | More by Pac-N-West_SNOB
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-20-2013 02:16:30 | More by kodt
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-19-2013 22:36:57 | More by shehateme
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Disease

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-19-2013 22:16:59 | More by Disease
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katrinab

Michigan

1/5  rDev -76%

04-19-2013 22:09:26 | More by katrinab
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Fubar1453

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-19-2013 21:25:45 | More by Fubar1453
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msturek

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.9%

04-19-2013 01:24:52 | More by msturek
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Oneironautalis

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-18-2013 21:14:17 | More by Oneironautalis
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-18-2013 14:58:15 | More by Jason1337
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LukeWork


5/5  rDev +19.9%

04-17-2013 23:44:46 | More by LukeWork
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zahara15

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-17-2013 23:23:15 | More by zahara15
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-17-2013 21:58:56 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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Paonz

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

04-17-2013 05:42:39 | More by Paonz
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DragLine6

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-17-2013 01:31:08 | More by DragLine6
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2013 00:52:29 | More by civicm87
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-16-2013 23:58:54 | More by Arsenal0328
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jcb7472

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-16-2013 20:41:16 | More by jcb7472
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Flapinux

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-16-2013 20:07:27 | More by Flapinux
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-16-2013 03:42:28 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-15-2013 20:36:52 | More by Necronomad
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jealmanzar

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-15-2013 17:26:05 | More by jealmanzar
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SpruceMoose

Australia

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Arrogant Bastard Ale holds a somewhat legendary status amongst drinkers. The bottle's red and white logo featuring Satan holding a stein glass shows the drinker that it's a beer best avoided by lager purists or casual drinkers alike, for the depth of flavour and character that this ale possesses really coincides with the arrogance and masculinity portrayed on the bottle. And, if the bottle's anything to go by, "sniveling yellow-swill-drinkin' wimps" are in for a surprising but hopefully rewarding experience with this ale.

Appearance: An aggressive pour into a dimpled DAB Dortmunder stein glass leaves a dark brown to ruby red body with generous cream-coloured head. The head retains its consistency well past the first sip and leaves moderate lacing down the glass. Overall very pleasing.

Smell: Dark cocoa aromas contrast with the scents of many intriguing hops, perhaps the most ubiquitous being citra. Not dissimilar to English IPAs yet maintaining the American craft beer charm of several kinds of hops.

Taste: The drinker is overcome with a wave of bitterness upon the first sip, with the hops gently rising as the beer remains longer in the mouth. Deep, charismatic and thoroughly enjoyable. The generous alcohol content (7.2%) is noticeable with an alcohol taste underlying the wonderful bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Just as one would expect from an American craft dark ale; moderate carbonation with a dense body, similar to many Sierra Nevada brews. Not too thin and watery, yet not too thick and bold.

Overall: This ale needn't the arrogance it flaunts on its bottle (although this undeniably adds to its character) as its deep hop aromas and aggressive bitterness give it its well-deserved status as one of the finest examples of American craft beer brilliance. The bottle claims that "[we're] not worthy" of drinking it, and perhaps it's right; any ale with as much character as this would have even the most seasoned beer buff worshipping it religiously.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 11:55:40 | More by SpruceMoose
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-15-2013 05:02:20 | More by bpasquini
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,202 ratings.