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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,463 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,463
Reviews: 2,769
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 248
Gots: 848 | 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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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-24-2013 18:45:31 | More by thampel09
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Dirksen

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-24-2013 18:39:45 | More by Dirksen
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Absolut

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-23-2013 23:06:08 | More by Absolut
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visionaries

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-23-2013 17:16:33 | More by visionaries
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pisano

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2013 13:38:13 | More by pisano
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FairyFunBoy

California

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%

This is my go to beer. Having the luxury to live in San Diego gives me the pleasure of picking up this liquid gold for cheap.

A- Dark red/copper with a beige head. Great lacing down the pint.
S- Burst of hops! Citrus, pine, and grass smells aplenty with a sweet malt backing.
T- Bitter citrus hops accompanied with sweet malt and molasses.
M- Smooth, great carbonation, satisfyingly "thick"
O- If you haven't had this beer, get it. It is the sole reason I became the huge hop head I am. Huge hops with huge sweet malt. It's a perfect pairing. My favorite from Stone.

05-23-2013 02:25:23 | More by FairyFunBoy
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Wally

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-22-2013 23:58:48 | More by Wally
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%

Poured from tap into pint at yardhouse in palm beach gardens. I can't believe I never had this before...
Pours a deep amber almost brown. Nice white lacing and a bit of head.
Piney sweet malt aroma..meh
Taste is very bitter piney hop meets sweet bready malt. A bit dry.
I hate to be that guy but I just don't get this beer...its good but just way too bitter and one dementional. I think its one of those pioneer brews that are classically good but maybe don't live up to the current trends....

05-22-2013 22:56:07 | More by DrinkSlurm
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firecrack0r

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-22-2013 22:55:53 | More by firecrack0r
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EduardoOrtega01

Panama

5/5  rDev +19.9%

05-22-2013 20:56:15 | More by EduardoOrtega01
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Novabrewer

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

05-22-2013 20:48:17 | More by Novabrewer
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Rdc67

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-22-2013 19:37:02 | More by Rdc67
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bennettj1087

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-22-2013 13:45:26 | More by bennettj1087
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-22-2013 03:16:10 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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verge

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-21-2013 18:01:38 | More by verge
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-21-2013 17:56:42 | More by jakecattleco
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KDE

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

05-20-2013 20:22:47 | More by KDE
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.59/5  rDev +10.1%

Ah, Arrogant Bastard. A very common craft beer, but a superb one. I poured this bomber into a snifter at cellar temperature.

The head on this bastard is a thick, two-finger, off white mass of foam which sticks around for quite a while. The color of the beer is a deep, dark transparent ruby. It looks like blood, but not quite as oqaque. Awesome.

It smells like pure hops, pine, and lemon, with a bit of caramel or honey-like sweetness.

The taste has a citric, hoppy tang, along with some sweet maltiness. Once the aftertaste kicks in, I get thorough hop flavor and bitterness. The bitterness shines through more than anything else as the "thesis statement" of this brew. However, there may be some other aspects in here that I can't quite identify (maybe some spices and nuttiness?). It's complex, and oh so satisfying.

This beer has a medium thickness, and a pretty lively carbonation. Feels real comfortable.

A damn solid ale available all over the place at a great price, and guaranteed not to dissapoint. It's easy to take something like this for granted, but its ultimate excellence cannot be denied.

05-20-2013 05:28:39 | More by Kuaff
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NJB145

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-20-2013 00:35:45 | More by NJB145
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ClayO

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-19-2013 22:24:13 | More by ClayO
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IP-EH

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-19-2013 22:14:50 | More by IP-EH
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dc87

Washington

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%

A - Looks good. Dark red, maroon colour. A little cloud. Head is just off-white. Nice lacing.

S - Very hoppy, just like an IPA. Floral and a little piney.

T - A really nice, big taste. A big caramel and bread malt taste up front. Quickly balances out perfectly with an equally big, piney hop flavour. Has a little spiciness to it. Aftertaste is boozey, bitter and citrusy. Overall a really great taste.

M - Also great. Pretty highly carbonated.

O - An exciting and very drinkable beer, with a lot of character. Very fun to drink. Will definitely have again.

05-19-2013 05:27:46 | More by dc87
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-19-2013 01:23:00 | More by Photekut
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-19-2013 00:48:21 | More by Satan70
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Steamer

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-19-2013 00:01:05 | More by Steamer
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,463 ratings.