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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,198 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,198
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 229
Gots: 715 | 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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stevetheconfused

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

04-08-2013 03:42:49 | More by stevetheconfused
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Lelampp

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-08-2013 02:23:51 | More by Lelampp
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Indian0

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-08-2013 01:27:01 | More by Indian0
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2013 23:43:27 | More by Sludgeman
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-07-2013 22:37:53 | More by bostonryan
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2013 12:48:58 | More by irish01980
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SStein

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-07-2013 08:44:03 | More by SStein
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drinkAK

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-07-2013 05:24:22 | More by drinkAK
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bsopko

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -52%

04-07-2013 02:26:53 | More by bsopko
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wroywel

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-06-2013 21:35:54 | More by wroywel
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-06-2013 06:01:27 | More by JSchock7
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tgatort

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-06-2013 05:42:43 | More by tgatort
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-06-2013 01:11:04 | More by ScottieD
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-05-2013 20:56:53 | More by Celtics76
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zepher70

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-05-2013 17:59:35 | More by zepher70
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flyingPharmacist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-05-2013 12:32:35 | More by flyingPharmacist
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am not familiar with the style specifics of [American Strong Ale] so i wasn't sure where to place the expectations of my palate mitt. I was tense, like a catcher waitin' for a wild pitch from a cocky young rookie freshly on the mound from the farm league.

POUR/APPEARANCE: An extremely clean and red shifted amber color of immediate intrigue.

OK, so first pitch showed some maturity with a clean strike.

HEAD: A quickly fading one finger pitch with loose lacing.

OK, so one in the dirt - count it up to junior jitters.

AROMA: Virtually non-existent bouquet - could be a cola for all I know.

Foul, in the dirt.

FLAVOR: The promise of oak maturity whistled into the mitt here - a sharp fast ball right down the middle takes both hitter and catcher by surprise. This kid's "been around" - what's his name again? Oh yes, "ARROGANT BASTARD ALE"...I think this kid will be around for a couple of seasons or so...

Welcome to the major leagues - of American Strong Ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 04:43:48 | More by GoldHorde
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David1492

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-04-2013 02:21:38 | More by David1492
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halfshell

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-04-2013 00:44:45 | More by halfshell
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CMui

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-03-2013 14:33:48 | More by CMui
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

04-03-2013 03:31:35 | More by LambicKing
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bullseyestrat

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily one of the best beers I've ever had. I honestly saw the 22oz bottle at my local store in 2010 i think and saw the cover...hmmm this looks pretty cool maybe I should give it a shot. I don't regret it at all. Its a very complex American ale that will kick you in the butt and leave you wanting more. I have had it in the bottle as previously said. Along with a tap pour at the bar Strange Brew in Manchester, NH. All I can say is the bottle is no match for the tap by a long shot. Stronger, tastier, and I'm sure it has to be more than 7.2abv. Kind of reminds me of those old muscle cars that are rated by gross horsepower under the SAE standards at the time...but if you drove one now compared to the newer muscle cars you can definitely tell they were being modest.
Anyways it has a reddish black appearance with a head that always appears no matter how you pour it. In a good way it has a mind of its own. Smellwise Arrogant Bastard has alot going on. You can smell and taste the cascade hops and other stuff I can't put my finger on. Its aggressive and complex to say the least.
Tastewise like I said it kicks you in the butt and leaves you wanting more. Its very similar to an IPA but its not quite in the same category. Its very bold, aggressive, and tasty for someone looking for a rather full bodied ale. In you mouth like I said goes similar to an IPA but not quite. Its bold, full, and not as bitter as most IPA's but kicks your tastebuds almost like one.
Overall the label on the bottle isn't too far from the truth. If you are more into lighter beers I'd sip or steer clear of Arrogant Bastard Ale. Otherwise Arrogant Bastard Ale a very full-bodied American Strong Ale that will kick you in the butt and keep you coming back for more!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:54:13 | More by bullseyestrat
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-02-2013 22:09:55 | More by crobinso
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Rozyravens

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

04-02-2013 20:41:14 | More by Rozyravens
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-02-2013 20:32:44 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,198 ratings.