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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,915 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,915
Hads: 9,990
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 22.78%
Wants: 398
Gots: 2,133 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000

This is an aggressive ale. You probably won't like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory–maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beverage will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make things taste better. Perhaps you're mouthing your words as you read this.

At Stone Brewing, we believe that pandering to the lowest common denominator represents the height of tyranny - a virtual form of keeping the consumer barefoot and stupid. Brought forth upon an unsuspecting public in 1997, Arrogant Bastard Ale openly challenged the tyrannical overlords who were brazenly attempting to keep Americans chained in the shackles of poor taste. As the progenitor of its style, Arrogant Bastard Ale has reveled in its unprecedented and uncompromising celebration of intensity. There have been many nods to Arrogant Bastard Ale…even outright attempts to copy it… but only one can ever embody the true nature of liquid Arrogance!
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Photo of BrewMaster
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the usual 22 oz bomber into an Arrogant Bastard flute-like glass. It has a nice creamy head that cascades beautifully down the sides. The color is a mild reddish amber with a very slight orange tint. The aroma on this beer is simply beautiful. Very sweet with an abundance of floral hoppiness and some earthy, pine scent from the hops as well. Very inviting. The flavor is splendid with a sweet hoppy bitterness from the start. It is very aggressive on the palate with the pine flavor of the hops leading the way. It is not offensive, but strong in a good way. The malt is very clean and crisp with notes of cherry, caramel and berries. The beer is very well hopped but it is not overdone. There is definately a great malt/hop balance that makes this beer splendid.

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Photo of Globetrotter
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sure wish the arrogance would stretch all the way to Moscow. Procured in Tennessee, shipped to Russia via air, opened on 12/8/04, my bomber looks and feels just like the picture - pure attitude. Label professes ingredients purely in conformance with the purity law. If there is freshness info here, I'm not smart enough to find it. Not worthy!

Pours a clear dark copper/pale brown under a 1.5 finger off-white head that fades fairly quickly to slightly chunky film leaving some OK lace. The nose is flowery hops, mollified slightly by some sweet grain. The mouth is very prickly and fairly heavy, with asyrupy consistency I'm not sure I like. Pretty complex taste profile, with plum and grain prominent early, followed by lots of truly aggressive hops, coming on flowery, then coniferous, drowning out the malt and burying the fruit. The finish comes on espresso bitter, completing the survey of hops flavors. I'd say the arrogance is justified.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanksgiving evening treat. A deep amber hue, with a thin and reserved tan head. On the nose are the ever-present left coast hops, some fresh fruit to include grapefruit, these are sinus-cleansing aromas. The taste is more of an experience – thick and chewy off the cuff, rich and massively hopped up; caramel and licorice are noted up front. The citrus hop offerings come to life as she warms, just a touch dry, the body is very sweet and oh so smooth; the palate is cleansed by this massive brew! In addition, some sugary and cotton candy tastings left to graze the palate, add some raisin and oak flavorings – yeah you’ll find them all. Roasted malts and were hops mentioned? A massive beer, a huge beer, and a dang fine creation to be savored by many!

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Photo of HochFliegen
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice redish brown color with a good tan creamy head.
Smell was dominated by the spicy hoppness with a clean citrus or pine like scent in there as well. Nice carmel sweetness of the malts as well even some toast or bread like scent. The taste was full of malt flavor right off the bat. Then the hops hit and mellows the sweetness. Its sort of a rough transition when I first had the hop taste but it mellows and adds a degree of complexity to the beer that is amazing. This beer was very complex and full of flavor and body. Just hope I can find some more.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jeez, I'm only the 490th review. It's about time I showed up. And that is only thanks to Gueuzedude who so kindly provided a sample for me. Thanks to a great BA.
Aroma is a wonderfully spicy hoppiness with a shot of citrus and more grassiness. A bit of sweet malt and oxidation with a hint of alcohol.
Pours clear amber of reds and brown. Large tan heaad that recedes slowly to form a rocky cap. Leaves lots of lacing and that cool line of foam after every drink.
I served this a little warm which I think ended up being good. Hop intensity noted first and throughout the drink and a very long finish. The malt forms a base, but isn't all that flavorful. It improves in time with an ever increasing sweetness as it warms. This is pleasing. There is an oxidation taste that hints at sherry flavors.
Really nice ale smoothness that helps buffer the sharpness of the hops bite. Adequate carbonation to create some fullness. Medium thickness.
This is really quite good. I'm to sure why this isn't a double IPA. The slight oxidation seems to be the only thing that makes it a strong ale, but it really is slight. Nonetheless is deserves the accolades and the high BA ranking. A hop lovers delight.
"I'm not worthy."
As an addendum, the intensity of the hops seemed to have a negative effect on my well-being the next day. It's different than a "hang-over" from the alcohol. I've had it with other highly hopped beers before, but this one seemed the worst.

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Photo of KroMagnon
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer has a nice head, a rather unusual shade of yellow - almost like a butterfinger bar, and it looks particularly striking over the very dark shade of amber for the beer itself. The head lasts and subsides lightly. The aroma features a heavy dose of malt along with some caramel notes and a slightly cooked syrup note - strangely I had trouble detecting much in the way of esters or hops. But flavorwise, I get a great thick maltiness coupled with a huge hop flavor, and a great complexity with nuances of cherry, chocolate, and toffee blending with clear malt presence and sharp bitterness. Again, though, the beer surprises me because I don't get quite a strike of bitterness at the end - overall the flavor is much more balanced and the hops seem more for flavor than bitterness. Awesome!!

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm ... it appears that I do not have logged my original review for the Bastard, so I guess there's nothing to directly compare against. Alas:

Amber with tan creeping-vine lace. Settling quickly to wee carbonation with large, interspersed bubbles.

After a year or so this beer still reeks with malty-booze but the hop presence is clearly less at the forefront. The leafy, herbal qualities of the hops have quelled down to a harsh, weirdly scotch-like presence amongst the notably high prescence of alcohol. The citrus, grapefruit qualities are gone too, replaced not with any real rounded qualities except for a slight butteriness that was not there before.

This now seems kind of like a smaller, hoppier, strong ale. Slight metallic flavors abound, with no to little sweetness makes it lose points. Any bready or doughiness is burned off by that almost stale hop-kick.

Still, pretty smooth on the palate. Each sip gives you a nice little warm buzz in the stomach, and I could imagine how this on-tap would get really addictive. I'll stick with it fresh though, thanks.

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Photo of clvand0
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer is quite different out of the bottle than it is on tap, so I feel compelled to write about it again. Comes only in a 22oz bomber. It pours a dark amber color with a large white head that doesn't ever go away and leaves lots of pretty lacing on the glass. The aroma is very strong with the pine hops, but has a caramel malt backing it up. The flavor is much more 'arrogant' from the bottle than from the tap. Less smooth. Very aggressive hop flavor that masks most of the malts. It's still really good, but if you can get this on tap, try that version.

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Photo of Maestro
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is heavy. The head is quite thick and tan and stays for the whole pint. The beer is a dark red. Smell is fruity with lots of biscuit and toast. The beer is very malty. I would say that the hops are almost subdued, a nice change for a Stone Beer. There are hints of berries and slight dry wine characteristics. Mouthfeel is very chewy and a bit sticky. Drinkability, we'll just say pace yourself.

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Photo of trancefishy
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark nutty brown colour, with a thinish off white head.
Smells like toffee and nuts, hardly an hops in the nose.
Taste is many things coming at you at once. You’ve got caramel, fruitcake, and some oily hops. Quite the blast from the past. Good complexity. Balance is there, but it’s still very hoppy. The malt is a bit underrepresented, but, that’s what this beer is all about. In your face action. Really lively taste, lots of busy flavours teeming about your palate to create some sort of bastardly tapestry. great mouthfeel.
Good beer, no kidding. Get it.

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Photo of oelergud
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark ruby body, light tan head, rocky in appearance with full range of bubbles, great retention and lace. low carbonation.
The nose is sweet spicy hoppyness, coarse and rough.
Increadibly sweet upfront, honey, brown sugars and molasses followed by a rush of hoppy spice rolling over the tongue. Very complex and very well balanced brew. Aftertaste is lingering sweet then a hoppy sensation.
Full body leaving some coating.
Great drinkability just watch the abv.


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Photo of nogoodreason
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clean, clear amber. No chill haze. Head is fine white, without much retention. Breath in, and your nose is filled with clean malty goodness and heavy raisin presence. Another inhalation brings piney, citric hops presence. Smells sweet and strong, with a gorgeous, ragged hop presence.

Medium bodied, with smooth light carbonation and a sweet caramel and raisin taste with some alcohol apparent. At first, the hop bitterness is subdued, keeping the pleasing brown ale-like maltiness at the forefront. As it goes, the hops become more intense, floral slightly, citric and piney. It gets harsher and more aggressive, finishing with an easy-going rasin and a lingering piney bitterness around the edges. Really a beautiful ale, all malt and hops, almost a defintion of what American microbrewing is about. Lovely.

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Photo of alexgash
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, rich garnet body with a rabid, frothy, light-tan head.
Aromas of sweet, candy-ish malt are strong, but so are the piney, scotch-tape hops. Oh yeah.
Big sweet malt flavors up front. Pineapple and candied fruit set against a caramelly background. Huge hops come in midway to balance out the sweetness. Pine resin with deliciously spicy notes. Finish is bitter, with lingering sweetness. Big, bold body; chewy feel. It might destroy my palate (even though I think I’m worthy), but I don’t care. One of my favorites or one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found this on tap here in Lexington. What a treat. The beer was a deep ruby red color, with a 1.5 finger of headThe nose is very sweet grapefruit hops dipped in caramel. The flavor is sweet, very mellow hops that linger. The hop is nicely citrus. The feel is thick and the drinkability is not to be topped. What an easy drinking beer. I love it. Always have, always will.

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Photo of kennyo
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What could I say that the other 472 bastards didn't. This is one of my favorite beers. Is it great? Its not a New Belgium LaFolie or a Southhampton Grand Cru, but man do I luv this stuff.

Mahogany brown with a white head. Aroma is malty, alcohol, citrus, hops, bubblegum. Taste is everything good, malt, hop biterness, alcohol, malt, malt, and morre malt. For a big tasting, 7.2% brew, this things goes down to quick.

What a great drinking beer to review for my 50th one.

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Photo of santoslhalper
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purs a deep auburn brown witha thich tan head. Great lacing. Smells very piney and fruity. Tastes ridiculously hoppy with a nice caramel taste coming through. Very great tasting. My taste buds experience an absolute overload. What am I tasting? Thank you Stone for making this amazing beer. The statement on the back of the bottle says it all. Definitly one of the best beers I've had to date. Keeps coming up with new flavors the further I get down the beer. Amazing. Highly recommended. I've heard so much about this brew, finally got to try it, and it's definitly worth the hype.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark crimson coloration, thick'n'rich'n'cloudy, under a perfunctory whitish head.
Aroma: a big hit of juicy fruit, deep, dark ones, grapes and berries and cherries and more, a rich elixir..definitely got the barleywine thing going on, zesty, spicy, loaded with flavor...'bout time I taste, eh?
Big, chewy, grabbiness on the palate, full and thick, powerful, and omnipresent, digs in and in, climbs and clambers about the senses, not trying to dominate, but doing it anyway, through virtue of the fullness of flavor...zing, zing, zing, again, I sing, this is deliciousness pressed into service and doing double-time, brothers,...Lordy, it's loveliness, indeed, thick and full on the palate, wow, rich and tasty, sets the senses a'spin, leaves the soul reeling...mine is, I luxuriate in the pleasures of this brew, and they are aplenty!
I'm drooling of the day I can visit San Diego and try it fresh on-tap, maybe other versions, the Oak-Aged, as well?
As it is, this is a supreme brew, a just king, who wisely judges the imbibers from his throne...if thou art not worthy, tarry not 'round these vessels, seek a softer, sadder brew for you..let only those who can claim worthiness hoist a chalice of this finest ale!
Got to be one of America's best barleywines, bar none!!!
I could rant on some more, for the bottle is not yet finished, but let it be known, that this ale has powers over me, bewitches and bewilders, and all in the best sense, for I leave the normal earthly realm to visit sublimer planes, all courtesy of this bottle!
Good Lordy-Lou!
I am sent, in the most sensational way, lifted, aloft, delivered, dropped beyond the heavens into a metaphysical stratosphere beyond human reckoning...
Yes, I proclaim it "good"....and will merely melt and luxuriate at the rest of the consumption of this rare delicacy...I envy you Cali types who can snort this back with the ease of an ordinary day....

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Photo of RedwoodGeorge
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was almost afraid to try this brew - considering it's held in high esteem here on BA I figured it was likely to be a bitter hop monster. Thankfully my apprehensions were unfounded as this was a delightfully well balanced brew.

The beer pours a wonderful orange brown with a thick tan head. The head lasted for quite some time and left plenty of lacing along the glass.

The smell was very inviting - lots of warm malt notes, a sweet hint of alcohol and a subtle spicy note reminiscent of nutmeg. The taste was perfectly balanced - plenty of sweet malt notes to start and a very slow blooming hop aftertaste. After every sip I'd think "gee, hardly any hops" only to find ten seconds later a strong (though mellow) hop echo. There was a very pleasant nutty flavor that complimented this brew's brown ale heritage. The alcohol burn was a bit much and probably the only detraction from the taste but then again it is a 'strong ale' so that's to be expected. The taste was bold but far from overpowering and as complex and rewarding as any zinfandel.

Mouthfeel was fine though not outstanding. There was a pleasant overall smoothness to the brew that was quite enjoyable. Drinkability was very high - now that I've tasted this Arrogant Bastard I'm going to make sure there's always one in the back of my fridge waiting for a good friend who appreciates good beer.

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Photo of Skidz
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle obtained by my bro in a collaboration. Part 3 of the 4 part Stone tasting.

Pours out burnt sienna and sits dark orange-red in the glass with a large foamy tan head.

Smells of citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange), sweet malts lie underneath. Peppery and woody with a bark-like aroma. Hops cover everything. Very unique aroma. I said, "summer strawberries in a hay field," while my brother said, "Watermelon Bubblicious."

Bitterness comes up strong on you, but sweet malts enter soon. Quite hoppy, nutty and very bitter. More sweet citrus fruits come out in the mouth along with a hint of caramel.

Clean with good carbonation; tickling but not overbearing. An easy ale to dring with a great mouth and a top-notch nose.

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Photo of bigchris1313
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A middle-brown, somewhere around Diet Coke, perhaps.

Smell: I really don't know where to go. The "thing" gives off some bitterness, yet it's almost bittersweet in smell.

Taste: This beer's slogan really says it all: "You're not worthy." That's really true. I didn't review this beer until I'd been drinking it for a long while, and I'm glad that I waited. It's not really sweet, but somehow it can be. All the while you are bombarded by bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Not that thick, but thicker than most ales.

Drinkability: If for nothing more than people asking, "What is that?," replying, "Arrogant Batard," and then the inevitable, "No way!," this beer is certainly worth drinking. On top of the fact that people think I'm crazy, the brew is delicious.

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Photo of poundboy
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I give this beer my first five in any catorgory. Appearancewise, this one just can't be beat. Split the Pint 9 oz bottle between two pint glasses. Dark copper to amber in color, with the most interesting head I have ever seen out of a bottle. It was less than a 1/4 of an inch think, but dense and creamy as if it was poured draught or from a nitro can. Left traces of lace all over the glass.
This is a very well crafted beer. In most heavily hopped beers, all I taste is the hops. But with this one, I could taste the hop bitterness, the hop floweriness, tons of aroma, plus the malt sweetness.
In terms of taste, this one falls somewhere between a barelywine and an IPA. No real unusual or extraordinary tastes for the style of beer that it is. It is just a fine example of a hoppy American Microbrew.

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Photo of bultrey
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When this beer is fresh and served at the right temperature, it is a revelation. It is, quite simply, the most flattering reflection of the few quality ingredients that go in to making this beer. I feel like I'm at the brewery when I smell this -- fresh amber-roasted barley, and fresh picked hops flowers collide to make an incomporable aroma. The taste is more of the same. Do you want to know what high-quality, unadulterated roasted barley tastes like? Drink this. Do you want to see what pure, concentrated hop flower oil tastes like? Drink this. Oh, I suppose I could go on about nuances of vanilla, and hints of peatiness, and blah, blah, blah. But in a world that is full of beer that cuts corners and utilizes cute gimmicks and eventually loses sight of the goal, Arrogant Bastard reminds us: give yeast something great to work with, and it will produce something greater.

10-25-04 -- Re-reviewed after tasting this on draft at O'Brien's in San Diego last week. Just a totally different beer, even better. Hints of maple and a little whiskey peatiness come through. Hops and malt seem even better balanced. Fan-friggin-tastic.

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Photo of claytri
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a great clear amber with a nice tan head. The aroma was very strong and consisted of hops over burnt malt, it was simple but effective. It had a strong hop taste with burnt malt in the background. The feel was oily with an extremly dry finish. I happened to be in Irvine for a few days and decided to take the opportunity to find an AB and sample it. I found mine at the Yardhouse, and it was worth the effort. The beer definately was well put together and would be a hallmark for it's style. The amount of hops would always put this on my alternate list though.

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Photo of gbontrag
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the putdowns on the bottle. I like the sarcasm and in-your-face "are you down with craft beer, or are you pussy?"--attitude.

Take a sniff...Spruce resin, orange flowers, malty malt, WOW! This is like taking a hit from a 6 foot bong! It's an aromatic orangatuan climbing up my nose, and playing my ole-factory like a jungle gym. The dryness outta shrink my head fast enough to make a headhunter cry with joy as he decorates his tent post with my shriveled, devil-puckered up mug. Astringent but not aseptic; this brewed creation has plenty of expression. In a Barry White voice this beer says to my taste buds, "Hello taste babies, I'm gonna make love to you." The taste babes are passing out all over my mouth. What a hit! There's a little smoky, and a lot of sweet malt. A citric rind-like burn on the top of my mouth. This brew is so warm, feels stronger then it says. Man it's taut in the mouth like a live wire with all those hops. There's enough malt to fill your mouth though. Don't be worried about being bored with this munster. The beautiful thick, velvety, steamed milk froth is clinging all over the glass like sex juices after intercourse. What happened in that mug?

Sip and chug your way through 2/3 of a bomber, then kick back and let it warm up. As it warms up you should find yourself contemplating all the naughty things you want to do to satisfy your lover. Sip the last third of this brew saying those things with your eyes. This is a McNasty beer that will have it's way with you, and you should share that feeling.

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Photo of IronDjinn
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up while in Las Vegas. Brown 22 oz. bomber with the typical silk-screened Stone label, but the gargoyle looks meaner on this one. The blurb on the back is priceless, reminds me of The Great Gazoo off of the Flintstones, dumb dumbs. "Perhaps you're mouthing your words as you read this"--classic.

Definitely not a beer for the general masses, but what do they know, I love this stuff. Pours out a clear chestnut hue, a rich garnet when held to the light, damn sexy! Thick creamy off-white head, impressive retention with a tight cap almost all the way down. A tight wall of lacing also forms down the glass. The nose starts off with intense grapefruit rind hops, the malt gasps for breath as it quickly surfaces, only to be drowned in the hop goodness once again. Almost a bready malt presence, as fleeting as it is. The flavour is initially a smack-down of intense hops and grains, wrasslin' with one another, and you get so caught up in the action, it becomes pointless and far too distracting to begin breaking down the action into an anal play-by-play, you are simply swept along for the ride. A rich meaty malt becomes more apparent as the beer warms up, nearly toasted and caramel, making the gladiators easier to distinguish. Farther down the glass the flavour becomes more complex, but you get so caught up in the action that it takes a micro-biologist to create a spread-sheet for you to break down all the subtle moves and combinations into a discernable mode of operation. After a quick glance at the spread-sheet you are impressed, but proceed to throw it over your shoulder, in order to fully appreciate what is going on without being beaten over the head with the details. The flavour is duelling it out enough as it is. The mouthfeel is rich and velvety, and very inviting considering the extremes of the flavour, a plush welcome mat that you want to use as a bath towel after stepping out of the hot tub with a few frisky members of your preferred gender of attraction. I want more of this stuff, and I want it now, I was a total mud-skipping retard for only grabbing one bottle of this in my travels. Like that annoying dog in the Taco Bell commercials, it's time to make a run for the border. I'll pay the duty required for a box of this stuff--gimme, gimme, gimme!

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.