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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale

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7,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,994
Reviews: 2,756
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 219
Gots: 619 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

04-01-2013 01:52:43 | More by PaulsBrew
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-01-2013 23:46:27 | More by JC333
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-18-2014 16:39:17 | More by chrishiker1409
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-21-2014 03:05:51 | More by SharkNado
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-09-2012 12:49:41 | More by jhhollier
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-18-2012 16:06:50 | More by edwardkersh
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-27-2014 22:42:07 | More by jscheuf
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

everything the bottle is, but a little less intense. still has the sweet malt paired against the harsh hop character, it just seems a tad more tame. that may be good or bad, depends on the dirnker, but since this IS "arrogant bastard" it takes it down a notch.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2003 19:14:12 | More by DESTRO
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4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Reddish amber clear haze

Head: Dark tan frosty head

Smell: Sweet maltyness with a bit of a citric hop

Taste: Big malts with a nice biter hop

Weight: Medium body with a medium to high carbonation

Finish: A bitter hops with a little maltyness

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 04:14:04 | More by Snow81
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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wonderful, thick, long lasting, light brown head of three fingers, which remained until the bottom of the glass. This was a first. Rich clear dark red/amber color with a grand action of tiny bubbles making their way to the surface. Color rates a 31 on the SRM chart. Smell is intense malt, wheat, citrus and hops. Very rich balanced taste of wheat and lime with a finish of hops, this stuff is good. The citrus and hops remains on the back of my tongue for a good 30 seconds after the brew has gone down my throat. Creamy and tingly feel in my mouth and back of my throat as I drink. A little pricey, but well worth the cost, as this is one of the best beers I have drank up to this time in my life. This is not a beer for the run of the mill crowd that are happy with lack luster, flavorless "lite" "low carb" brews.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 17:35:15 | More by beerprovedwright
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3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

smell; quite a good hop odor, with other characters that reminded me of typical American microbrews with too much hops. A little more balanced than most.

taste; very complex, with some toasty barley notes, hops mostly prevailed but not too excessive, still could be less. However I can't blame them, nearly every American beer drinker I know, who is a step above macrobrew garbage, is a hophead! They just must be catering to the consumer but not so much so that non-hopheads can't enjoy as well.

mouthfeel; sharp carbonation takes away any watery qualities, almost some thickness but no, I think it's the alcohol numbing my tongue. Very nice, perhabs the most memorable feature.

drinkability; one is enough! I'd drink Doppelbock in excess before this. Not enough malts to balance with the hops for me but would certainly drink again.

Not really my kind of beer but I have still much to learn of the style. I liked it but I guess I'm not arrogant enough to be worthy.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 02:46:20 | More by Sachsenfreude
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2/5  rDev -52%

05-22-2012 01:25:46 | More by SickNukes
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-10-2012 18:23:38 | More by aszatk01
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-28-2013 04:49:16 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2012 19:08:53 | More by ScubaSteve00
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-23-2013 20:31:57 | More by Benny3000
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-20-2014 15:22:06 | More by Klebe
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-11-2013 16:30:14 | More by Jacob007
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-27-2013 07:55:34 | More by freshflesh
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-22-2014 02:10:30 | More by WuBByG999
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-07-2014 23:54:11 | More by WiserBud
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this brew many times before, but I figured might as well get it down (as well as the other 1000+ reviewers)

A- A Clear deep red mahogany, copper color. An off white 3/4" head from a gentle pour. Left a decent amount of lacing clinging to the glass.

S- Smells of sweet roasted malts, with some alcohol heat, some piney hops at the end.

T- As on the smell, sweet roasted malts, well balanced with strong piney hops. There is some subtle caramel-toffee flavors, but definetly subtle compared to the strong piney hops. HAs a long lasting heat to it.

M- Full, heavy bodied, lots of carbonation.

D- Very strong and distinct beer, yet very drinkable. This is the beer that turned me into a craft beer enthusiast, so it will always hold a special place in my liver.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2008 06:09:14 | More by m1ked
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby amber with a brown head that has average retention that fades to some solid side glass lace.
Aroma: Has some decent balance, as roasted malts as well as aromatic hops both hit the nose.

Taste: Malty, but smooth and creamy. I pick up some caramel and it is on the sweet side up front but ends hoppy dry.

This is an outstanding brew but at $17.99 a six pack and $65.00 a case, who is being arrogant here.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 22:52:31 | More by jadpsu
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District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber last night to kick off a great Halloween party.

Malty and sharply bitter. I would venture to call this a DIPA if I hadn't known better. All in all, a well-structured ale, though a bit unrefined in its sourness.

Pours a deep burnt amber with a thick, yellow head and moderate lacing. A strong, floral hop structure in the smell with some roasted caramel malts and an oak-laden sweetness. A bit of alcohol in the nose, which rolls into the taste. Most of the alcohol and hops are present up front, which turns a bit sour on the back end, almost like a rhubarb bitterness that hide the sugars in the beer. Smooth, long draw in the mouth that is surprisingly well-balanced. Sourness from the rhubarb and grains hold through to the end, but aren't particularly accompanied by any other dominant flavors to finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 22:11:28 | More by TLove
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-23-2013 23:06:08 | More by Absolut
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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