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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,446 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,446
Reviews: 2,768
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)
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drkotoh

California

1/5  rDev -76%

06-26-2012 06:10:42 | More by drkotoh
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alumley

Iowa

1/5  rDev -76%

10-04-2012 23:04:54 | More by alumley
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Hrodebert

Michigan

1/5  rDev -76%

07-21-2014 18:32:01 | More by Hrodebert
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Northsider

Illinois

1.1/5  rDev -73.6%

Got this in bottle from Trader Joes.

I'm sorry, but A- rating for this? I know I'm a lightweight but this drink was f-ing HORRID. I almost gagged at the disgusting aftertaste of this beer. The appearance was fine, nothing to complain about...but everything else was simply 'awful'. I realize that BAers love the outrageous, extreme, in-your-face beers, but this is just nasty. Please stay away if you have any real taste.

Drainpour for me, and my lowest rating yet. This is the type of beer that put me off drinking for so long.

P.S. Whoever the reviewer is that said "this is a great session beer" needs their head checked.

07-21-2011 02:07:09 | More by Northsider
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lilmul123

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -70%

03-02-2014 23:39:35 | More by lilmul123
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eman1


1.28/5  rDev -69.3%

I think STONE is one of the finest breweries to come out of America PERIOD; all their Ipa servings are the beers to be judged against and their belgium/ipa is the tops. They have two beers that I can't figure out if people are on something when they drink them because they are just,,,argghh (cough, gag, cough, disgust) SICKENING and I think they must be a joke from the brewmaster. This is a wast of money and DISGUSTING. Horrid, I would drink a Bud light any day over this.

06-28-2012 03:15:28 | More by eman1
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kpjsmith

New York

1.5/5  rDev -64%

10-04-2012 20:48:47 | More by kpjsmith
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Foulon


1.5/5  rDev -64%

01-04-2013 20:47:29 | More by Foulon
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protton

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -64%

01-18-2013 22:43:31 | More by protton
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beeragate

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -64%

03-05-2013 23:51:33 | More by beeragate
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stickboy1125

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -64%

10-24-2012 12:56:03 | More by stickboy1125
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ZekemusMaximus

New York

1.5/5  rDev -64%

02-19-2012 06:37:49 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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TammyC2164

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -64%

05-10-2013 22:10:21 | More by TammyC2164
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ronbo5421

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -64%

04-23-2013 02:33:56 | More by ronbo5421
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Bagin


1.5/5  rDev -64%

11-11-2012 04:33:52 | More by Bagin
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Bill_Murray

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -64%

So they said on the label that I probably would not like that beer, and man were they right. Poured from the bottle into a glass. Here's what I got out of it before the drain pour.

A- looks a reddish copper color, decent head, not bad

S- Smells like the same piney crap that is all the rage; smells like the reason I avoid IPAs

T--A lot going on. Pine up front, decent in the middle and a crappy grapefruit after taste that makes me want to stop and brush my teeth rather than take another sip

M- Taste so bad, I couldn't focus on mouthfeel

O- Interesting bottle, it worked well enough to get me to buy it. Product sucked.

07-23-2013 12:40:20 | More by Bill_Murray
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Wamba

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -64%

10-19-2012 21:56:21 | More by Wamba
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Upgrayedd

Michigan

1.53/5  rDev -63.3%

The label said that I probably wouldn't like this beer and it was 100% accurate. What an alpha acid bomb! I think I actually lost my taste buds for a few hours after forcing the entire 22oz helping down my throat. I could not detect any hint of malt, but that could be because it was a bit overcarbonated and of course because of the hops.

I don't mind hoppy or strong beers. However, this was way too bitter. Maybe they should have shifted that huge hop addition a bit later into the boil so as to give a bit more flavor and less bitterness.

I'm no wimp. I like spicy foods and hoppy beers, but Arrogant Bastard is definately not for me.

10-26-2007 18:34:23 | More by Upgrayedd
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Fumanchu

Texas

1.65/5  rDev -60.4%

Arrogant? yes Tasty? Not so much.
The taste of this ale is citrusy, not a sweet citrus, but a bitter citrus, thanks to the abundant taste of hops. The first half of the bottle was pretty hard to get down, and I am puzzled by the great reviews of this brew. Near the end of the bottle, I guess I have acclimated a bit to the bitterness presence of hops, giving leaving me with a non-sweet citrus only taste. Kind of reminds me of grapefruit. I really haven't minded the presence of hop flavor in beer, but lately I've had a few that seemed to hopped without any balance, leaving me with a bitter taste in my mouth for a half hour after drinking them.... this is one of those.

09-28-2008 01:28:12 | More by Fumanchu
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jucifer1818

Florida

1.7/5  rDev -59.2%

NOTE: I am very, very biased against this kind of beer. you have been warned

appearance: looks good, 4/5

smell: overwhelming hops flow from this one, pleasant I suppose, but its just a mild warning for whats coming in the taste. 3/5

taste: Remarkably un-balanced despite its stronger alcohol content. overwhelming hoppyness. so overwhelming that it becomes remarkably hard to drink

I have to choke this one down, and its almost as hard for me to drink as a ruined batch of beer, hobo wine, and malt liqour, so I will rate it as such
1/5
(if you are not me and LIKE that kind of burn, then I suppose give it a 5/5 for taste)

mouthfeel: I cant tell. the hops stung too much to notice
Average I suppose

Overall: I hate this beer. I really really do.

I know that it wasn't made for me. it was made for hopheads
but I am not a hophead
I give this one a 1/5

if you love hops, I suppose its worth a 4/5
however, if you want balance to your beer and greater character from the malt, look elsewhere.

11-30-2012 04:01:51 | More by jucifer1818
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ToddL

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -58%

Had 3 other persons at my table. No one would dare try a second taste of the overly hoppy bitter beer.
I'm not a huge fan of hops , So it was all I could do to hold my nose and choke down this beer I paid $7 dollars for. But if you are a fan of bitter tasting hop flavored beers give this a go. This just happens to be on the opposite spectrum of my liking.

11-19-2012 14:50:53 | More by ToddL
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Rognvaldr

Alabama

1.75/5  rDev -58%

12-21-2012 00:56:45 | More by Rognvaldr
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Sparcus

Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -58%

12-28-2013 21:51:43 | More by Sparcus
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -58%

10-22-2013 01:02:06 | More by Liberatiscioli
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Beersippin


1.75/5  rDev -58%

01-18-2013 01:49:27 | More by Beersippin
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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