1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,450 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,450
Reviews: 2,769
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 247
Gots: 842 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Arrogant Bastard Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,450 | Reviews: 2,769 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mcaulifww
mcaulifww

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2013 12:47:39 | More by mcaulifww
Photo of jbaker67
jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-12-2013 04:01:49 | More by jbaker67
Photo of fdig23
fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-12-2013 03:53:13 | More by fdig23
Photo of bigpoppa67
bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

05-12-2013 02:31:43 | More by bigpoppa67
Photo of dmmcgove
dmmcgove

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2013 23:30:18 | More by dmmcgove
Photo of MinorThreat
MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-11-2013 21:16:46 | More by MinorThreat
Photo of JWing
JWing

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-11-2013 19:57:16 | More by JWing
Photo of -ronin-
-ronin-

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

05-11-2013 18:54:38 | More by -ronin-
Photo of mikeincharleston
mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-11-2013 17:55:05 | More by mikeincharleston
Photo of trxxpaxxs
trxxpaxxs

New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%

A: Pours a deep translucent red/burgundy with one and a half fingers of khaki colored head. The foam takes a minute or two to settle, leaving a good helping of lacing on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet malt, some tropical fruits, a touch of spice, and a good helping of pine.

T: It starts out initially sweet and malty with a caramel base. The hops begin to show up in the middle as the beers gets more tropical and spicy. I get pine hops, spice, and some booze in the finish. NOTE: I think this beer is a bit too cold right now. I should have let it warm up a bit before reviewing.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sticky, a bit chewy, and coating. The spice and bitters linger on the palate well after the rest of the beer is gone.

O: Very good beer. One of the first craft beers that I remember trying.

05-11-2013 13:48:20 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of CraftBeerGuild
CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-11-2013 04:35:31 | More by CraftBeerGuild
Photo of TheBadger0289
TheBadger0289

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-11-2013 01:32:53 | More by TheBadger0289
Photo of TammyC2164
TammyC2164

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -64%

05-10-2013 22:10:21 | More by TammyC2164
Photo of jageraholic
jageraholic

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +18.7%

In bottle....guess it's a Stone day. Served in an IRS tulip. Best buy date of June 2nd, so it could be fresher, but I believe Stone to know when their beer will shit out by.

Appearance: very amber. Inch head with aggressive pour (yeah, on purpose). Dissapates and leaves a thin white line of head above the amber beer. Swirls magnificently, looks like a beautiful ocean wave with the bubbles floating up to the top.

Aroma: some sweet biscuit malt, but mostly piney hops with a little grapefruit in the background. I know the grapefruit is more prominent fresh.

Taste: hops. Grapefruit and pine. Followed by some malty sweetness and a finish of piney bitterness with a little citrus in the background.

Mouthfeel: thick in the mouth without filling me up. Could go back to back with this bomber. Perfect carbonation. Smooth beer but has a prickly carbonation to unbalance it which seems perfect.

Overall: Hot damn! I am worthy you bastards! I absolutely love this beer. Perfect unbalance of hops and malt. Heavy but not too heavy, could drink this all day but this will ruin a palate far more than ruination. Read the back story, what a fantasic mistake! Parts of this beer arent perfect but as a whole this beer cant get any better. Perfection. Enthusiastic 5!!

05-10-2013 19:46:00 | More by jageraholic
Photo of JamesStreet
JamesStreet

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-10-2013 19:13:37 | More by JamesStreet
Photo of acslatersbtb
acslatersbtb

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

05-10-2013 14:44:21 | More by acslatersbtb
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-10-2013 13:56:12 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
Photo of tommyguz
tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.1%

05-10-2013 12:55:30 | More by tommyguz
Photo of baustard
baustard

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-10-2013 12:24:08 | More by baustard
Photo of Flight0011
Flight0011

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

05-10-2013 05:35:12 | More by Flight0011
Photo of krisbee
krisbee

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-10-2013 03:01:52 | More by krisbee
Photo of jkane101
jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-10-2013 01:15:19 | More by jkane101
Photo of BeerLover99
BeerLover99

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-09-2013 17:58:15 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of MrBuckHigh
MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-09-2013 04:07:39 | More by MrBuckHigh
Photo of MadCat
MadCat

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Appearance: Dark amber, with a light brown head. Head is about average, but dissipates somewhat quickly leaving its presence behind

Smell: Hops. Lots of hops. Piney resinous hops, along with some citrus and floral hops. There is nice malt character in the background

Taste: First thing you notice is the hoppy bitterness. It is a rather intense bitterness, but a delicious bitterness. There is some nice roasted malt flavor in there as well. Some nice citrus, pine, and floral flavors, along with caramel malt sweetness. A very good, and complex brew. Better on tap.

Mouthfeel: Some thickness to it, a good carbonation level, some bite, overall very good

Overall: An excellent brew. Better on tap than in the bottle. More drinkable. More malt sweetness to balance out the intense, but delicious hop flavors.

05-09-2013 01:37:24 | More by MadCat
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,450 ratings.