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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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8,008 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,008
Reviews: 2,756
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 220
Gots: 627 | 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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New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-25-2013 04:09:33 | More by Nrbelex
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-25-2013 02:39:40 | More by plinythederek
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-25-2013 01:54:16 | More by Cjdking
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

02-25-2013 01:28:27 | More by LSUPT
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-25-2013 01:24:52 | More by Brownsfan13
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2/5  rDev -52%

02-24-2013 23:02:31 | More by krl2112
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New York

1/5  rDev -76%

02-24-2013 22:26:20 | More by CountryRock2001
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-24-2013 18:32:31 | More by profondo
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-24-2013 15:34:01 | More by t0rin0
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2013 14:45:41 | More by billmayo
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-24-2013 01:31:29 | More by RyanAU
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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass

A- A clear amber/brown with red hues. A big pillowy light khaki head sits on top, and laces fantastically. Head sticks around quite long.

S- A really nice mix of caramel malts and earthy/piney hops. Very aromatic.

T- A big smack of earthy, spicy, and piney hops hits up front, some malty caramel sweetness balances, but the bitterness hits hard on the end and lingers well after the sip.

M- Impressively medium to full, and slick on the palette up front even though it's very, very dry on the back end.

O- This stuff is a marvel of modern craft beer. Imitated, but certainly never duplicated.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 01:31:08 | More by JWU
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New York

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark copper color with fluffy white head

Smell - Pine, caramel, citrus

Taste - pine, grapefruit, caramel

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, low carbonation, very bitter on the back end, bitterness lingers long in the aftersip

Overall - decent beer that I haven't had in quite a while, figured I would give it a proper review this time around. Solid. I wish this came in 6 packs along with the bomber format

Price Point - $4.99/22 oz bomber

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 01:20:59 | More by keithmurray
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-23-2013 21:21:59 | More by Punisher
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-23-2013 20:31:57 | More by Benny3000
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-23-2013 04:59:48 | More by oldedog
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

02-23-2013 03:01:20 | More by lunacy
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a snifter glass

Appearance-Served a mahogany colored brew with ruby highlights shining throughout. Upon serving there is a one finger cream colored head that fades rather quickly to leave a persistent film on the top of the brew and a very nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of bready malts, caramel, and a moderate hop aroma. The hop while mainly grapefruit citrus in nature is also mixed with aromas of a pine hop aroma as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and biscuit base with a lighter caramel sweetness. Up front there are also some hop flavors of a pine nature. The caramel fades as the taste advanced with the pine getting stronger and more potent. While the caramel fades, fruit flavors of a light cherry and apple flavor come to the tongue. While the pine levels out in the middle, it is joined by a lighter grapefruit citrus hop flavor. This citrus grows stronger more toward the end of the taste with it, when mixed with the rest of the flavors, leaving a bitter pine and citrus flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is a b it on the higher side. The creaminess allows all the hop flavors of the brew a chance to linger on the tongue, while the carbonation level makes it easier drinking and more refreshing.

Overall – A quite tasty brew. It’s on the hoppier side, but balanced quite nicely by the sweeter fruit, caramel, and more malty flavors of the brew. Its well know for a good reason; its quite a good moderate strength IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 02:45:32 | More by Darkmagus82
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Appears stout-black at first pour but hold it to the light to reveal a deep reddish-brown. Head is khaki and dissipates quickly.

S: Deceptively mild. Some malty and chocolate notes. Can't pick up too much of the hops.

T: Hop explosion followed by baking chocolate, espresso, prunes and an aftertaste of chocolate milk. Alcohol is never apparent except to dry the finish nicely.

M: Rich and satisfying but never syrupy.

O: Even if I hated this beer I would give it points for the monologue on the bottle. In fact this is an excellent beer that may become one of my go-to's.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 01:38:13 | More by pcguitarwzrd
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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