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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

8,216 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,216
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 231
Gots: 723 | 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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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-25-2013 00:20:45 | More by RichardMNixon
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-28-2013 19:14:56 | More by LooseMoose1978
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2014 10:42:47 | More by jmsedgwick
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Wortman1998

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

10-23-2013 16:25:11 | More by Wortman1998
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fishmich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-18-2013 20:52:18 | More by fishmich
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-27-2014 22:42:07 | More by jscheuf
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-02-2013 19:54:38 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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truesolution

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-01-2012 03:18:46 | More by truesolution
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jdubjacket

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade with limesmut.

Poured out of the badass bottle into a pint glass. Has a very nice color with a good head that dissipates fairly quickly. This beer is very unique - but definitely tasty. It certainly lives up to its name as it is very in your face with all of the hops. I can't quite put my finger on any particular flavor in the taste, but it is relatively complex. Definitely glad I got my hands on this. An excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2007 02:33:48 | More by jdubjacket
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weerezboy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-06-2013 20:53:21 | More by weerezboy
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -28.1%

03-06-2014 02:41:51 | More by bulldogg915
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aliving1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-03-2012 06:23:06 | More by aliving1
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

12-10-2011 23:03:12 | More by brokentee
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-25-2014 20:26:37 | More by berkshire413
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-01-2013 21:53:59 | More by zestd
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Realale

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear rich mahogany in color. Light beige 1" head settles slowly to an incomplete rocky cap leaving nice lacing.

Nose is very well-balanced mixture of rich bready/caramelly malt and piney hops. Some earthy notes develop as it warms adding more complexity. Very nice.

Less well-balanced on the palate. The malt is there, but its fighting for its life against the hops. It holds its own into the midpalate, but then the piney, citric hops take over. The finish is very long and bitter, but its a quality, smooth bitterness.

Very good slightly creamy soft carbonation helps keep the hops in check. Surprisingly drinkable for style.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2003 18:48:33 | More by Realale
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stella77artois

New York

4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into Weizen Glass.

A - Powerful, gorgeous looking beer. Dark reddish brown, with some carbonation noticeable at the bottom. Poured a very thick, tannish colored head. Head shrunk slightly, but remain prominent at all times. Thick, good looking residuals left behind.

S - Lot's going on. Up front there's a lot of malt, some caramel, and lot's of spices. Difficult to put a finger on them, so we'll just call it "spicy". When warmed a bit, I noted a bit of a roasty smell, similar to a bock.

T - The great thing about the Bastard brews is how much is going on in the taste department. Up front, there's a lot of malt, notes of caramel, lot's of spice. I could really notice the spices in the aftertaste, which is delicious. Almost a light red pepper taste, very nice. As with the aroma, some cocoa and roasty flavors. Alcohol slightly noticeable when warmed. This is one of my favorite beers because like I said, there is so much going on flavor wise, but they all compliment each other so well, and nothing is out of place.

F - Good thickness, carbonation is felt. Not dry at all, which I like. Can really feel the spice in the aftertaste.

O - A damn good beer, that's all that needs to be said. I highly recommend this brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 14:34:58 | More by stella77artois
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StoicBeast

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-12-2012 07:03:05 | More by StoicBeast
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-12-2012 15:03:27 | More by mrosenfeld32
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mbw314

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-12-2012 20:17:48 | More by mbw314
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-09-2013 22:43:01 | More by hotsudge
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Buttermilk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-05-2014 20:18:55 | More by Buttermilk
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

09-07-2013 00:45:01 | More by Dougwillhike
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a clear, dark copper orange with one finger of pale tan, billowy head. Good retention and lace.

S: Good dose of sweet malt with distinct citrus poking through.

T: Leads with the citrusy hops, but then the malt swells underneath with caramel and toffee, on the dry side (unlike the aromas) but not too much. Finish is long with the hops (now more pine than citrus) winning in the end.

M: Medium mouthfeel, pretty creamy, slight astringence.

O: I enjoyed this a lot, and would buy it often if only Stone would distribute in Iowa. Definitely one to seek out on the occasional road trip to Illinois.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 22:40:10 | More by AmericanGothic
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-28-2013 04:28:28 | More by DCgolfpro
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,216 ratings.