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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

7,990 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,990
Reviews: 2,756
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 217
Gots: 614 | 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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Bazaar

Texas

4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber and poured into two 12-oz tulips, shared with SWMBO.

A - Light brown with a tan 1-inch head. Good head retention and lacing.

N - Chinook's piney, resinous odor, some aromatic or similar malt. Some caramel. Mostly intense hoppiness.

T - Very bitter, but smooth, piney, some caramel, resionous and bitter citrus aftertaste.

M - Smooth, medium-bodied, mildly carbonated, mouthfeel is appropriate for its hop-forward profile.

O - Great, simple beer. I think this is obviously world-class and its price is more than reasonable. Doesn't get much better than this.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 03:48:27 | More by Bazaar
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mattbk

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Reddish, deep amber, just slightly cloudy, very, verey nice color and appearance.
S: Hops, malty, a bit toasty, a bit fruity, balanced actually, not overpowering. Nice, not amazing.
T: This beer has lots of: everything. Hops, sure, mostly piney, maybe even a little minty, malts, yes, sweet caramel, maybe a bit of dark fruit, a little alcohol burn. Despite all of this, balanced, not too much of everything. Not very seesionable, more of a one and done. But quite good.
M: Medium-full mouthfeel, a bit slick from alcohol. Very light carbonation. I like the mouthfeel, again, it does not make it sessionable, but very nice for an ale.
O: A staple beer, everyone should have at least one. Would have liked a bit more from aroma. The fact that everything is set on high, but still balanced, is impressive.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 01:14:09 | More by mattbk
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Woodee

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-12-2013 23:28:30 | More by Woodee
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-12-2013 22:03:52 | More by e30todamax
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Abnrml

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-12-2013 19:57:01 | More by Abnrml
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Nick_Foltz

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -76%

03-12-2013 09:33:25 | More by Nick_Foltz
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livsdad

New York

5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-12-2013 02:07:22 | More by livsdad
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Chamby

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2013 23:04:16 | More by Chamby
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olsen197

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2013 21:40:40 | More by olsen197
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2013 21:05:01 | More by DaPan
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2013 18:42:40 | More by Cvescalante
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jacothom

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-11-2013 17:22:10 | More by jacothom
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-11-2013 16:22:40 | More by johntfox
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-11-2013 02:01:14 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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ChadA83

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2013 01:55:22 | More by ChadA83
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Schwantz

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-10-2013 23:34:15 | More by Schwantz
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Ceriii

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2013 23:02:30 | More by Ceriii
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2013 22:18:30 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Toadhopper

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2013 18:01:03 | More by Toadhopper
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours an beige-necked amber, with a very well retained neck. Beautiful. The aroma emanates grassy American hops, but I also noticed a background caramelized malt, which makes it very pleasing too. The taste, well-carbonated, medium-bodied, brings again the very characteristic American hops, and the slightly sweetish, caramelized malt. It is super refreshing, with the alcohol very fitting to the other features of the beer. In the end, we have a strong presence of hops. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 17:49:58 | More by HabiMendes
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rringler

California

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

Ah, my good friend; it's finally time to give you a review.

A: Very clear light cola color, with one and a half fingers of creamy, beige head. The head is made up of medium sized bubbles, that retain pretty well and lace the glass nicely.

S: A bit of fruit rinds, sweet malts, and grassy hops. The malts smell big, and foreshadow what's to come.

T: Interesting taste; mildly bitter fruit start, then a thick, moderately sweet malt mid-body, and then transitions to a strong hop finish. Tastes moderately boozy for 7.2% abv, though there are worse offenders.

M: A little thicker, heavier, and oilier than your run of the mill IPA. Carbonation is good though.

O: Probably an acquired taste. I live in SD, so me and Stone are bffs. That said, while I think everyone should try this beer, I don't expect everyone to love it immediately. It takes some time before the gargoyle gets you.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 07:39:27 | More by rringler
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2/5  rDev -52%

03-09-2013 23:13:44 | More by Kyrojack
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EBARTANE

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-09-2013 19:26:08 | More by EBARTANE
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-09-2013 18:18:32 | More by MeisterMayhem
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lostinfla

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-09-2013 04:08:05 | More by lostinfla
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,990 ratings.