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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

8,145 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,145
Reviews: 2,760
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 225
Gots: 690 | 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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Travisbeerdrinker

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

04-01-2013 00:43:37 | More by Travisbeerdrinker
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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sben88

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 16:21:58 | More by sben88
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-31-2013 15:14:18 | More by roostor07
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-31-2013 14:57:34 | More by UNCCTDawg
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beergod1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-31-2013 13:51:48 | More by beergod1
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-31-2013 04:47:27 | More by Casey3236
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Steve212

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 04:05:04 | More by Steve212
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 02:01:25 | More by lonewolfcry
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NikD

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-31-2013 01:01:25 | More by NikD
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-30-2013 22:45:37 | More by HarryPotHead
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MEGAawesomeLAUREN

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-30-2013 19:34:12 | More by MEGAawesomeLAUREN
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Bartinator

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-30-2013 18:23:39 | More by Bartinator
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vidguy17

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-30-2013 14:35:12 | More by vidguy17
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-30-2013 13:55:30 | More by LouDogg114
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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gshackles

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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jsanmarco

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-30-2013 02:04:35 | More by jsanmarco
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random846

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2013 00:19:43 | More by random846
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VaporDome

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-29-2013 23:31:52 | More by VaporDome
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-29-2013 14:36:00 | More by YamagamiTravis
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retry4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-29-2013 13:00:09 | More by retry4z
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griffinn

Oregon

4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Deceptively ordinary dark ale. Some bottles possess the odd visible cluster of bitter yeast colonies floating about. Drink these, they're part of the experience.

S: A strange mystery alluding to the taste that is yet to come. It's hard to describe the number of smells clawing their way out of this beer, but it's safe to say that in spite of the intrigue they create, they are nothing compared to what you're about to experience. Indeed, that is the exact impression they give you.

T: A bizarre assault of bitterness and shockingly multi-layered flavor upon flavor, too many to be listed, several indescribable in modern English.

O: The Arrogant Bastard is a wonderful masterpiece of a booze that can only be enjoyed when the moon turns blue. True to the lengthy essay of a description slathered all over the back of every 22oz bottle (which wisely opens with the warning, "you probably won't like this beer,"), it is definitively an offensive, virtually undrinkable beer. It does not go well with any known food, nor does it really suit the palette of any known human on Earth.

That being said, it is truly a work of art, a dark sorcerer in the mouth that is truly great yet terrible, something instantly beloved yet despised for its harsh hoppy character and riveting but confusing enigma of flavors. This is a strong ale to be tasted and maybe even enjoyed, but cautiously respected. Quite simply, tasting it is like having your mouth ripped to pieces. It's the sort of thing everyone should definitely try at least once, just for the experience, so they can gain the tiniest understanding of what good beer should taste like, but it strikes me as being too far ahead of its time.

tldr; This is a great and powerful booze, but BE WARNED. You might not be ready.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 11:41:04 | More by griffinn
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-29-2013 02:01:00 | More by Mervjahn
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,145 ratings.