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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,654 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,654
Reviews: 2,786
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 259
Gots: 954 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

hockeypuck, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JISurfer, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jazz_brew, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

spiceland, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich reddish brown with sturdy beige head. Seems to be a different color depending what angle you look at it from... orange, gold, ruby, coffee the colors it can be. Highly attractive beer.

Smell is barleywine-like and heavy on pine and earth

Flavor follows suit with a big hit of pine follows by a crisp bitterness. It slaps you around a bit, but in a seductive way.

Mouthfeel is slightly slick yet a bit chewy.

Overall this is a wonderful beer. A true classic

CurtFromHershey, Jun 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

twistwrist, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Sergeh, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

nollie77, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerChanticleer, Jun 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Stonewallstrong, Jun 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

taylor714914, Jun 19, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Arrogant Bastard is my go to beer, it's my fridge stocker. It has a great malt/hop balance, the color is a nice amber, a good finger to finger and half of nice white/off-white head, and a slightly sweet and bitter smell. It has a great bite on the pallet, but still smooth drinking.

RyV, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

sudsy2drunk, Jun 18, 2013
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HumphreyLee, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

spw109, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

deac83, Jun 17, 2013
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,654 ratings.