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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

8,183 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,183
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 227
Gots: 707 | 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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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-02-2012 20:32:52 | More by olympicgatorade
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Leftofthedial

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-17-2011 22:49:35 | More by Leftofthedial
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-29-2012 02:46:27 | More by jurbanik
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Andonato

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-26-2013 07:59:27 | More by Andonato
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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-29-2014 01:26:18 | More by sourdog
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nasty15108

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured form a 1pt 6oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Reddish-brown color reminiscent of strong iced tea. The pour produced an off-white head that quickly gave way to a bubbly film. Spotty lacing throughout.

S - Malty, hoppy aroma. I definitly detected pine, grapefruit and butter in there. Very complex and intriguing.

T - The sweet maltiness and good amount of hop bitterness keep this ale well balanced. The presence of citrus and the high alcohol content give the finish a slight bite.

MF&D - Medium to full bodied ale. The oiliness of the hops really coated my mouth well and the malty sweetness made this one a lip smacker.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 21:23:21 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-28-2012 17:45:15 | More by DioS
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-28-2012 22:27:22 | More by ninner00
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -52%

04-03-2012 02:11:21 | More by Mudawg
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-15-2013 00:56:10 | More by NickSMpls
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-24-2014 14:01:23 | More by ChrisChagnon
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Loco_Joe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-09-2014 21:05:34 | More by Loco_Joe
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whatthehull

California

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Voice Noted

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A a beautiful coffee, blood red with a huge 3 finger head and nice lacing

S malty! Sweet hop, maybe some oak, barley, rice, and maybe some sap and more hops

T - huge barley up front, followed by a earthy malt with a bit of sweet, floral hop, oak, a bit of yeast, maybe some tart berries or cherries, and finishes with a huge malt and bittersweet hops

M - heavy, almost tannic, lingers with a huge bittersweet hop

D - pretty nice. Not balanced but not overwhelming. If you like beer, this is a staple

Final thought - big but easy to drink huge but not overwhelming. Just wish this one came in a six pack

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 04:28:07 | More by whatthehull
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jskennedy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-27-2012 23:54:38 | More by jskennedy
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-20-2013 10:50:35 | More by Rwalford74
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19.9%

04-01-2013 01:52:43 | More by PaulsBrew
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SavvyStudent

Texas

2/5  rDev -52%

12-28-2012 04:08:12 | More by SavvyStudent
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GreatPondBrewer

California

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could take it no further. After 3 days of sitting my growler had to be opened. After an initial smell and taste a few people readily came to mind that fit the description of this Ale. Bombastic, arrogant, however all of those people are lacking the intricacy that Stone Brewing has accomplished with this beer. The head was thick, foamy resembling the color of coffee with cream just added. The only clear part of the body of the beer was right at the base of the glass. The rest had a substantial, murky, red cloud hanging. The smell was infinitely complex with such varied aromas as coffee, HUGE hops, grapefruit and toffee interweaving. The taste watered my mouth, leaving me wanting more. It was super hoppy with a big robust citrus flavor and some more subtle smoked notes mixed in. Although the appearance was not as spectacular as the Bigfoot the taste was far more refined, truly being able to claim the name Arrogant.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2003 16:43:16 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-18-2011 05:21:07 | More by jerz
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velosuds

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a 22oz bomber

A-pours a beautiful copper red brown. This produces a substantial cream-colored head with strong retention. Lacing is even all the way down the glass. The bottle is a work of art, as is this exemplary brew. Never see comments about sound, but this was music to my ears from bottle to glass.

S-enticing, menacing. Even suggesting I am not worthy. Beckoning me to determine if I have the sophistication to appreciate this brew (you gotta read the label).

T-I'm too much of a neophyte to describe all the subtleties I enjoy reading from other reviewers. However, I immediately knew this is a substantial brew to be reckoned with. This is a complex, balanced, quality beer I will definitely be wanting again. Hop bitterness at the beginning that finishes with a pleasant sweetness. Can't fully describe the taste in between, but I think I am arrogant enough to be worthy of this very fine brew.

M-substantial yet smooth, even delicate. A definite sipping beer because you don't want to rush past any of its nuances. I love this beer.

D-22oz tonight will be enough since it is quite filling. 7.2% ABV is dangerously masked. I don't notice it in the taste. Very drinkable. So much so that I am actually glad it cost $5. I will treasure this one in the future, albeit sparingly, looking forward to each time with anticipation.

I have wanted to try this for some time now. Been in my fridge about 3 weeks. Tonight was just the right setting. In Salem, Oregon, we got an exceedingly rare tornado warning about 4:00 this afternoon and the storm that blew through disrupted my outdoor activity plans this evening. I wasn't arrogant enough to challenge the elements on my bicycle. So when I looked in the fridge and saw the gargoyle, I knew this was the right time. I had high expectations and was not at all disappointed. Except, when the last sip was over.

I love reading the label. I ain't ever going back to "tasteless fizzy yellow beer."

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 02:01:04 | More by velosuds
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-07-2012 15:49:28 | More by George2744
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DrewShalvoy

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-25-2014 01:16:46 | More by DrewShalvoy
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-11-2013 21:59:23 | More by BryantForestry
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-17-2014 18:00:13 | More by Keananmichael5
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md655321

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-04-2014 00:19:28 | More by md655321
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,183 ratings.