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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,893 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,893
Reviews: 2,797
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 264
Gots: 1,067 | FT: 5
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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Photo of PaulUH
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

PaulUH, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

drunkheathen, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%

DemoniChris, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of BethanyB
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A dark, clear amber with strong ruby highlights, and a smooth and creamy tan head with moderate retention.

Smell: Gently roasted dark malt, with a subtle chocolate quality. Hop aroma is light and earthy.

Taste: The taste is in line with the smell: Roasted nuts, light mocha, and resinous hops. The bitterness is strong, and lasts well into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel, with a crisp, carbonic bite. It's the type of mouthfeel I would expect from a light lager, and it seems to thin out the taste. Alcohol warming is light.

Overall: Like a stronger, slightly less flavorful, highly carbonated porter. Well done, but not an ale that particularly peaks my interest. I was expecting more, due to its popularity. If I wanted this level of bitterness, I would go with an IPA.

BethanyB, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Salud24
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Salud24, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of dbaker61
4/5  rDev -3.8%

dbaker61, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of detrockcitey
4/5  rDev -3.8%

detrockcitey, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Edgar_6
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Edgar_6, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of C_S
4/5  rDev -3.8%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of beerhast
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

beerhast, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Drew26
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Drew26, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of jolah6
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jolah6, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jeffrey2310, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of BergBeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BergBeer, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of XXVII
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: dark amber with a thick frothy head

Smell: woody with a malting as that is sweet and lingers

Taste: oak and a subtle smoke followed by sweetness and finally a malty bitterness tht lingers lastly

Mouthfeel: feels much lighter than it looks. Leaves a slight stickiness on my lips

Overall: very good ale. I will be adding this to my regular purchases. A good change of pace from the normal high hoppiness I've been smashing regularly.

XXVII, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Ristaccia, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

remyleboux, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

BrandonZp5, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

kevrice88, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RaijinQ, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

longisland1983, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Chrash16, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

stljimray, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

teleforce, Aug 18, 2013
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,893 ratings.