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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

8,016 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,016
Reviews: 2,756
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 220
Gots: 633 | 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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mevett89

Maryland

4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: opaque dark copper with a light tan head.

Smell: hops and malt mingle, with strong pine notes backed up by caramel sweetness.

Taste: caramel malt with bitterness and pine from the hops. Some roasty notes as well. Strong presence of both malts and hops, with a nice balance achieved between them.

Mouth Feel: smooth and heavy. Low carbonation. This ale coats the tongue and mouth, and thus the taste lingers for a while.

Overall: damned delicious! Smooth and deep in complex flavor, and well balanced. Sticks to the tongue, but not enough to be too sticky.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 21:26:21 | More by mevett89
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MarkFy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-01-2013 15:19:41 | More by MarkFy
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foodie9791

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-01-2013 03:34:15 | More by foodie9791
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ecut11

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-01-2013 00:29:39 | More by ecut11
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HugeBulge

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-28-2013 21:02:50 | More by HugeBulge
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JamesWn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-28-2013 20:25:54 | More by JamesWn
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dctriman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-28-2013 16:00:05 | More by dctriman
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-28-2013 15:34:30 | More by DeutschesBier
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-28-2013 14:09:01 | More by buzzy
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-28-2013 04:22:56 | More by speedvagen
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -28.1%

02-28-2013 03:24:13 | More by jonathaniler
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guytyping

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-28-2013 02:28:37 | More by guytyping
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owend

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2013 20:25:46 | More by owend
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-27-2013 08:24:20 | More by Maillard
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Abe_Froman

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2013 06:36:49 | More by Abe_Froman
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PHKrames

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2013 01:57:47 | More by PHKrames
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motvi

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2013 00:12:43 | More by motvi
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-26-2013 21:34:25 | More by IanSpindler
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Crashdown

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-26-2013 21:08:58 | More by Crashdown
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep ruby with some brownish/black hues. One and half finger thick tan head. Some good lacings.

Aroma: Grapefruit, floral, and piney. Some caramel malts. Also, picked up a little roasted malts. Aroma is much lighter then I thought it would be.

Taste: Piney, grapefruit, some earthiness and citrus. Bit floral and spicy. Caramel malts along with roasted and/or burnt malts. Malts seem a bit dominate but hops are strong and plentiful.

Mouthfeel: Median-heavy with median carbonation. A little sticky. A touch dry in the finish. There is definitely bitterness that lingers. Goes down smooth.

Overall: I kinda had a high expectation for this beer. One thing I really like was the malts in this beer. It's an interesting combination with the heavy hops. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 18:50:40 | More by zrbeer1579
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randysandals

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-26-2013 18:28:40 | More by randysandals
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tvl89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-26-2013 16:55:04 | More by tvl89
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Wiedemann

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-26-2013 16:32:13 | More by Wiedemann
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Skabiski

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-26-2013 13:26:57 | More by Skabiski
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear, dark red to light brown colored beer with a rocky, tan 1.5 inch head. Great retention and lacing.

Floral and spicy hops in the aroma. Some roasted malt sweetness in the background.

The flavor is more to the malt side than the aroma would suggest. There's an upfront dark, burnt sugar flavor along with roasted grains and slight alcohol. Some hop flavor in the finish, along with plenty of bitterness.

A medium bodied beer. Smooth, with delicate carbonation. A wet, yet bitter finish.

A great beer. But, a slightly smoother flavor would have been more up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 13:02:21 | More by UnderPressure
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,016 ratings.