Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,271 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,271
Reviews: 2,831
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 299
Gots: 1,299 | FT: 7
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle with an "Enjoy By" date of 12/29/2013; into a pint glass.
Appearance - burgundy, swirling carbonation; very thick, foamy, orange cream colored head that never leaves! Lots of sticky lacing!
Smell - citrus, pine and floral hops, some sweet candy; can slightly pick up on the alcohol.
Taste - aggressive hops, mostly floral. Subtle roasted barley and caramel malts.
Feel - a lot more bitterness from the hops than I was expecting...and I love it! Easy beer to drink for a hop head!
Overall - a hop forward standard for the style. I will now seek out Double Bastard and Oaked.

Photo of lilphilw
3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Dsimenson
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured into a pint Pilsner. It has a 1/8" head which dissolves quickly, then lovely lacing down the glass. Medium brown in color, unfiltered. Aroma is hops and caramel. Flavor is hops, malt, well-balanced and very pleasing, with a bit of pine. Medium mouth feel. Overall an outstanding ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of KevinDanger23
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of MikeRusso
5/5  rDev +20.2%

This is one of my favorite beers. It pours deep brown with a small head. Just enough to hold the rim of the glass while you drink. It has a strong flavor with some coffee notes. It is heavy and not for the timid.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of delta490
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- a deep clear ruby brown with a big foamy tan head. Modest retention with big lacing

S-Rich and robust, blending citrus hops with caramel malt and dark fruit

T-taste follows closely with smell. The hops is a prominent feature, with some pine notes added, but the malt backbone holds it up well and adds some fruity sweetness on the finish.

M-big hop bite punches at first but fades away

O- a big flavored, hop-forward ale with great flavors across the board

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of freakdiablo
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful amber coloring, off-white head that sticks. How I expect an ale should look.

S - Milder. almost sweet smell with a little bite

T - Surprising when paired with the mild smell. Strong, bitter kick up front, hoppy aftertaste. Smooths out nicely towards the end of the bottle as it began to warm.

M - Slightly thicker, with a fair amount of carbonation

O - This beer has both surprised and spoiled me. Less hoppy than an IPA, which I like as I tend to find IPAs too hoppy, but still a strong flavor. I've only had a few bottles, but it's already one of my favorites. If I'm sampling several different beers, I try to stick AB towards the end, as many beers seem mild compared to ABs...arrogance, for lack of a better term. I'll admit, I may be new to the whole beer review thing, but even I can tell where Stone was going with this.

Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,271 ratings.