Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +5%
I have to admit, I was a little intimidated tasting this brew for the first time, but I quickly learned I had little reason to be.
My Arrogant Bastard poured thick and amber with a thin beige lace atop it, with a smooth, hoppy scent. Damn, this is good - a complex, big beer with a nice bitterness, subtle layers of smooth malt, and some light touches of dark fruits here and there.
Big, bad, bold, and brilliant. I'm hooked.
12-22-2003 02:06:47 | More by RockyTopHeel
4.58/5 rDev +9.8%
Dark copper with huge rocky head.
Plum, apricot, pine needles, and caramel aromas.
Complex doesn't do this beer justice. Toffee, plum, apricot, roasted malt, grapefruit, black cherry, pine, grapefruit and black pepper flavors all come to mind. Hop foward. Harsh bitterness(in a very good way).
Smooth mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. One of my all time favorites. Complex and drinkable.
05-11-2007 04:52:49 | More by bosco7
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
On tap at a local bar.
A: A deep golden brown, there was low light in the bar so I could not really see the true color or the carbonation. It had a heavy, foamy, tan head with tons of lacing. The glass was covered with foam as I drank. The had remained with at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch throughout the drink.
S: Lots of floral hops aroma, a bit of citrus or grapefruit, and some pine tree aromas.
T: Very hoppy bitterness to this beer, a tiny bit of malty sweetness, more pine tree and citrus flavors.
F: Very silky mouthfeel, the hops provide a great body.
D: The alcohol is almost undetectable, this is a fairly drinakble beer, although I had it with food, which filled me up pretty quickly. I was able to drink two of these but I wouldn't have wanted more.
12-24-2009 01:06:39 | More by goldbot
4.68/5 rDev +12.2%
Um...wow. My beermate and I raved about this one from start to finish. Some beers are interesting in a novel way; others are simply good and balanced. This one is both and then some. Pours a unique ruby-brown color with a respectable amount of head and some active carbonation. From the moment the beer hits the glass, the smell bloodies your nose with a barrage of grapefruit. As the beer warms and the citrus hops scatter a bit, some pleasant malts are detectable as well. The grapefruit notes carry over to the taste, but the flavors evolve nicely over time. By the time I was done, the hops were fading to a dry Scotch-like malty flavor. In between is something of a caramely balance of flavors. Resins cling a lot at first though not unpleasantly. As the taste gives way to malts, the mouthfeel likewise gives way to a richer, softer texture. Despite its intensity, this one is very drinkable. This will be one to savor in the future, as well as to expose my yellow beer-drinking friends to what an assertive, creative brewer can do.
02-14-2004 21:23:22 | More by BitteBier
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
08-30-2011 22:52:31 | More by jadpsu
4.53/5 rDev +8.6%
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
04-06-2011 04:14:04 | More by Snow81
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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