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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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9,557 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,557
Reviews: 2,897
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 334
Gots: 1,656 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000

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Ratings: 9,557 | Reviews: 2,897
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A: I like the way this beer pours into the glass. When it first hits the glass, it's like a reddish-brown caramel color. It smooths out to a flat, clear brown ale with a brownish-white head.

S: All I get is hops, malt, and some booze. But it's nice.

T: So this drinks like an IPA or maybe even a DIPA. The only difference is the malt backbone. I get fresh hops, malt, slight caramel, maybe some raisins, and grass.

M: Light end of medium bodied, but kind of buttery. It's got a dry touch to it though somewhere in there. The carbonation was kind of disappointing for me, because I expected more.

O: Not a bad brew. I've had it before a while ago, but I'm just now reviewing it for my own keep sake. Arrogant Bastard Ale has a monster flavor. It's good to try at least once. If you're looking for a strong beer then definitely go with this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an oversized snifter.
Color is deep dark amber, darker than I was expecting with a light tan head.
Aromas are toffee, light malt, a touch of hoppiness.
Initial taste is the typical Stone bitterness. It fades a bit as you drink more.
Taste of toffee, lightly toasted malt, grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is nice. A touch of creaminess.
Overall, this isn't a bitter bomb like Ruination, but the bitterness is there.
It's a well crafted west coast style IPA.

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Poured from a tap at Phil's BBQ next to Gate 45 at San Diego Airport. Hooray, a bar with craft brews at an airport!

Pours a dark amber, like a Sam Adams fighting a pile of Lobsterbacks with a brew in one hand and a musket in the other. Smells overwhelmingly like hops, but luckily for me, tastes like a nice, hoppy IPA with a good amount of malty backbone to balance out the brew.

Overall, if you're a fan of the so-called 'East Coast IPA', which experience has lead me to believe is any sort of IPA that has enough malts to balance the hoppiness, you're likely to enjoy this brew. Fortunately, Stone has a wide-ranging distribution, and most of the Continental United States (Gawd Bless Amurikuh!) can enjoy this enjoyable beer.

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One of those beers... it looks the part all deep brown/red, with a fabulous looking head, lace and retention, the aromas are maybe just a little muted, and then the well balanced, complex, rounded taste hits you and ...

you just really don't like it.

Ah well, too treacly, a bit too dry.

Apart from that, I can't fault it :-)

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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