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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

9,381 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,381
Reviews: 2,857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 312
Gots: 1,433 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-15-2000

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Photo of Zach122
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PhantomVodoo
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber in color. This pint had very minimal tan head. A better head and appearance would have scored 4.5.
Nice aroma mostly of floral hops. Malts and fruitiness underneath.

Nice level of bitterness to the taste. Big, sweet malt backbone with a toasty, caramel character. Floral hops chime in nicely. I'm torn between giving the taste a 4.0 or 4.5. Depends on my mood I guess. Sometimes I really enjoy this beer, while sometimes I think the taste is a bit too bitter.

Good mouthfeel. Plenty of body.
Good drinkability.

Overall, a good beer with lots of character. I'm puzzled why I hadn't managed to review this one on BA yet.

Photo of stephendr
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown hue with a tint of red –nice tan head, small bubbles – nose hops, French vanilla coffee grounds –hops, dark roast coffee taste – raw palate- aftertaste hops and coffeeDark brown hue with a tint of red –nice tan head, small bubbles – nose hops, French vanilla coffee grounds –hops, dark roast coffee taste – raw palate- aftertaste hops and coffee

Photo of donteatpoop
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle was pretty badass, the info on the back made me laugh like an idtiot.

It poured a nice deep ruby red with a thick head that retained nicely and left a lacing residue on the glass.

Smelled very hoppy, vaguely funky.

The taste was interesting, difficult to describe, but interesting. The hops hit heavy first, tasted like a blend of hops; a slight bite hit the mouth, and the alcohol was a bit strong. The more I drank of it, the better it tasted, a bit sweet perhaps, but not overly so. There's a lot of depth in the taste of this one.

Smooth in the mouth, rolls nicely over the tongue.

Very drinkable despite the strong presence of alcohol.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On- Tap...Pint Glass....

A- Dark amber-brown- darker than usual but still brown. Huge head-tons of lacing, lasted throughout the glass.

S- Tons of hops- dried fruits- raisins

T- Holy mother of hops- intense flavor- never lost any speed- some citrus- some oak.

M- Smooth and silky on my tongue- some burning on my throat.

D- 7.2% not bad- after one glass I was feeling it already- not for the faint at heart.

So complex, so hoppy, and so good. This is a true classic.

One of the best.

Photo of gafferjohn
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -57.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of teraflx
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baggio
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Finally got to try this hyped beer. Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.

A: Ruby red with a thin lace.

S: Caramel malt and plenty of hops.

T: Wow! Liqorice, bread, chocolate, spring flowers and hops.

M: Smooth with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles.

It's easy to understand why this beer have so high ratings on this site. It is a very complex ale with dipa-characteristics. It is not an easy drink tho, one glass was more than enough :) A sipper for sure! Recommended!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RedChrome
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pour produced a medium brown color with very nice vibrant red hues. A half inch eggshell colored head stayed a few minutes before shrink to slick the top. Very little carbonation bubbling. Nice wispy clumps of lacing.

A very strong aroma of roasted barley. There is a light wooded scent that reminds me of sawdust. A subtle but pleasing scent of hops was able to be deteted in a second whiff. As it warms a light citrus blend can also be noticed.

Has an initial taste of burnt bread. A finish of the first taste brought a nice hops kick. A very nice second taste had a blend of citurs and woody flavors. Flavor changes as it warms, and runs from what was mention and also includes a light butterscotch and caramel blend. A light alcohol note can be detected as this one finishes on the back of the tongue.

A very nice thick feel in the mouth. A decent kick of carbonation on the tongue helps you appreciate the multitude of flavors. Nice amount of taste hangs on the surfaces.

A fantastic offering. A friend brought me this back from a trip to California, and now, I am begging her to go back. Would go very well to start of with the appetizers at an italian eatery. A nice table cheese, with some bread and red pepper infused olive oil would be heavenly. A must try for anyone with even a moderate appreciation for hops.

Photo of BryanK
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,381 ratings.