Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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9,279 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,279
Reviews: 2,833
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 300
Gots: 1,308 | FT: 7
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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im having my first AB and am impressed. I cleaned a pint glass from my collection per usual and a spot free glass is worth it for this brew. Its just a gorgeous carby amber that begs to be poured slow. A rich foam head that laces very nicely. Just pouring and swirling in the light is an experience. AB is a beautiful Ale to look at.

And it smells great. Fruity hops are dry and just sharp enough. The smell doesnt jump at you either. Its subtle and takes a minute or two to soak your personal space. I must find a joint where this is on tap just to smell the air in it.

Taste wise its everything I like in an Ale. A little bitter and dry but sharp in a way that leaves your mouth wet, wanting the next sip. This is "sipping" ale. Anything else is criminal. A wonderful dry hoppy after taste thats using all my taste buds that still feels smooth. The rich foam head sticks around too. Wonderful!

I usually like wheats and Pilsners with my food but this is an exception. Most of all if spicey food is on the menu. This is a wonderful Ale. Im sipping it and the taste is going up thru my nasal passages from my mouth. Im increasing my rating on it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An amberish brown color in appearance. About a finger of tan creamy looking head.

S: A bit of hops and some nice toasty maltyness. A good amount of balance on the aroma.

T: Once again I found the beer was balanced very nicely. The malts provide a nice caramel flavor but also some darker fruits, like a bit of raisin or fig maybe. The hops are not so overly pungent as advertised but I am drinking the beer a bit past the "Enjoy by date". None the less west coast hops are evident and quite present just not overly so. Piney, citrusey, you get the idea.

M: Very creamy and smooth. The alcohol does not get in the way what so ever and really I wouldn't notice it if it weren't for the label on the bottle.

O: A classic of the craft origins and just a great drinking beer overall. I could easily make this an everyday beer if it was readily available.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,279 ratings.