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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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8,612 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,612
Reviews: 2,782
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 259
Gots: 929 | 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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Photo of SebD
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

Appearance: It has a nice dark redish/brown color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of piney resins, some citrus, sweet caramelly malts, some nuttiness and some bready notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a piney bitterness, faint citrus, sweet caramel, toasty malts, some nuts and some breadiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

SebD, Jun 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

420Rick, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Altenor, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

prdstmnky, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of FLima
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured a murky brown color with an intense beige thin head but with a decent retention and leaving laces.
Nice citrusy aroma with hints of passion fruit. Notes of pine, earth and biscuit malt.
Flavor of grapefruit with citric and earthy notes, caramel and roasted malts. Hints of yeast spices, pine and dark fruits.
Quite dry aftertaste with an insisting bitterness.
Medium body with a good carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% ABV is completely out of the picture.
Excellent beer, flavorful, refreshing, very well balanced and not too sweet as it happens sometimes to some hoppy beers. Original taste and very assertive. It did not come across heavy as I was expecting.
I am curious to try the oak version that I bought earlier on.

FLima, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

bcm75, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jbaakko, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Libationguy
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%

Slightly hazy deep reddish-tawny color with a dense tan head giving moderate retention. Nice lacing in the glass.

Pine needles, resin, light citrus, toffee, brown bread on the nose. The hop notes are upfront, but nicely balanced aginst the beers other elements.

Agressive hops on the palate. Pine and resin dominate. Bitter on the finish, but balanced. Mouth watering on the finish for some time.

Medium+ body and very dry on the palate. Bold in its feel with a long aftertaste.

Really more like a Double IPA in its approach. If you like a bold beer that loads up on hops, look no further.

Libationguy, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Sweffin, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

vweicool, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

CLanda, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

broken22, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

kjyost, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

micko323, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Kmat10, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Danimal1101, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

braedon_peluso, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

egrace84, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BRD14, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dedbeer, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Chiefmanynames, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerOps, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

njable, Jun 23, 2013
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,612 ratings.