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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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9,104 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,104
Reviews: 2,816
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,184 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

HeyYoMar, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JDM44, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by 11/x2/13. (can't read part of it)

A: Pours a dark, almost opaque red. Big frothy tan head. Head fades slowly with top notch retention (big island of foam). Thick, fluffy tendrils of lacing.

S: Big bread crust aroma with some grapefruit and pine and maybe even a hint of grass? Probably not as fresh as it could be (see above date) but still pleasant maltiness at least.

T: Decent hoppiness up front. Nice crisp grapefruit primarily. Hints of resinous pine follow but lead into a really nice strong bread crust malt. Just a hint of raisins. A little wave of bitterness on the far side, still with some bread crusts. Crust taste is remarkably strong, really conjures up some big, stale, dried up bread crusts...in the best way possible. Lingering grapefruit between sips.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. Nice carbonation.

O: Really nice hoppy strong ale. It's not quite an IPA, not qutie an amber, something in between. Really nice hop flavor and malt flavor. Both are strong and balanced, but sharp at the same time. I'll have to get a little fresher version of this sometime, might be on the edge of starting to fade, hop-wise. Or maybe this is just really balanced.

Dope, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

crlipnickas81, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance as poured into a 20 oz pint glass is stunning; a khaki head of foam that does not fall after nearly 5 minutes of sitting, a reddish brown color with absolute clarity that appears almost blood red when held to the light. Smell is very potent and powerful with equal part resiny, herbal hops and dark malts; dried fruit, prunes, leather, botanicals, pine and resin. The taste is bitter, dark and satisfying with a burnt sugar, caramel, toast, roasted cereal grains and black coffee, offset by earthy and resinous hop character, ending astringent and slightly drying. It sits heavily in the mouth, coating; medium carbonation that is completely fitting. This beer is good to the last drop, a combination of IPA, amber ale and Imperial stout in my opinion. It's a classic that has stood the test of time and one that I come back to over and over again.

Aaron_Ramson, Oct 18, 2013
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Snowdog, Oct 18, 2013
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,104 ratings.