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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

9,387 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,387
Reviews: 2,857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 317
Gots: 1,439 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmgallag
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snakeayes11
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johnroby
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great offering from Stone very hoppy with a dark amber color and strong ESB

Photo of nelsonracite
3.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeubTube
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SitkaSteve
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this numerous times in pint glasses, snifters and tulips.
Today's review is in a snifter.
The appearance was a hazy golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within seconds leaving some light lacing running here and there around the glass.
The smell, wooeee, wow and hot damn, pure strong bitter hop oils of citrus and pine combining and doing this beer its due service of "strong" alright.
The taste was pure bittersweet bliss of combined citrus and pine. There's a nice big pine oil aftertaste leading to a dry finish.
The mouthfeel sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Actually, wait a minute, eh, perhaps closer to a decent sipping quality about it. Its just that this one really grabs your tongue for a good pummeling that its kinda hard to put down exactly how sessionable this one really is. Its definitely brutal like an AIPA.
Overall, in my opinion, this one does what I believe Stone meant to do, its "arrogance" is bitter but isn't exactly one I'd have with food. Just one makes a good session.

Photo of papat444
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 02/02/15.

Pours a deep ruby red & brown body. Aggressive bitterness and oak smack the palate around a bit. Always a classic.

Photo of uvachief
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Theniz
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gruss004
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bretttt
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very bitter with a subtle bite to the cheeks

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DubJ7
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DiscoFunk
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a good beer with a cool bottle. Bitter, hoppy, and buttery.

Photo of natideac
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slongie
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rideguy64
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Henry_Stahl
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Incredibly bitter with notes of almost chocolate towards the finish.

Photo of EroticPanda
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of casapy
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,387 ratings.