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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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9,477 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,477
Reviews: 2,879
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 330
Gots: 1,550 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a dark amber with about 3 fingers worth of head. Head is a vanilla color which eventually turns into about half a pinky. This beer looks absolutely beautiful and the head retention and lacing is dead on.

S: Some pineapple, nuttiness, apple, caramel, roasted notes.

T: Caramel, major kick of hops, grapefruit, a tiny hint of sweetness like apple but hops quickly kick in and overtake. Nuttiness becomes more apparent as beer warms up.

MF: light mouth feel and a dry finish.

O: A great beer if you can handle the hops. It has a very complex set of flavors but you need to look past the bitterness to really find all the great ingredients that went into making this awesome beer. Very nice ale indeed.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Going at a bomber of this thing on my own after a nice Thanksgiving meal. I have been looking forward to this one since I bought it.

A - Dark red amber with a ruby red appearance through light. Nice creamy tan head about 2 fingers thick. Good retention and lacing. Honestly idgaf when it comes to appearance but it looks nice to me.

S - Mmm... subtle scents tingle my nostrils. I can smell the balance of hops and malt. Some burnt sweetness comes through. Caramel, chocolate, etc. Definitely caramel.

T - Wide range and balance here. Nice hoppy bitterness up front that evolves effortlessly into a roasted and caramel darkness. Honestly there is a lot going on here. I can't possibly get everything right but all of the flavors mesh extremely well. Noticeable alcohol adds nice warmth.

M - Thick, kinda sticky. Perfect carbonation as usual. Feels like a darker beer should.

Hot damn, I have never been disappointed by Stone. Here is another great offering and it is perfect for the cold weather coming through. Now excuse me while I finish off the rest of my 22 oz. Wish me luck!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a dark amber hazy with a white head with good lacing
S-aroma of caramel and zesty citrus hits you
T-has a taste of roasted malt, caramel and pine/grassy
M-great mouth feel high bitterness that is balanced with the malt
I love this beer give, me a another

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,477 ratings.