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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Melikeydahop, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Being someone who generally drinks pales, IPA's and DIPA's, I do love me some Arrogant Bastard. Any suggestions on some similar brews that might be worth trying? Trying to branch out a bit...thx
  2. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Savant (355) New Jersey Aug 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Brown Shugga'

    though you may have missed the season.

    Dead Guy Ale as well
  3. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Dead Guy? That's a very weird recommendation for a guy who said he likes Arrogant Bastard.

    OP: Torpedo.
  4. Totally came to say Brown Sugga. It's sweeter but it's hoppier, too.
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  5. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Savant (440) Texas Oct 17, 2012

    Lagunitas Sucks.
  6. Keith_R

    Keith_R Savant (385) Georgia Aug 14, 2012

    I would suggest trying some of the bigger American red ales such as Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster or Bell's This Goes to 11 Ale.
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  7. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Savant (495) Virginia Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    SN Bigfoot Barleywine
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  8. I instantly think Southern Tier Gemini when I think of Arrogant Bastard.
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  9. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Double Bastard?

    Also Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot, Hairy Eyeball, Lucky 13, etc.
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  10. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Savant (300) Texas Apr 9, 2009

    Avery maharaja
  11. This One Goes to 11
    McCarthy's Bane
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  12. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

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  13. Smuttynose Maibock
  14. Reagan1984

    Reagan1984 Advocate (720) Massachusetts May 15, 2008 Beer Trader

    Hop Rod Rye
    Red Rocket
    Ithaca Cascazilla
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  15. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Aficionado (230) California Mar 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Lakefront brewing Bridge Burner
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  16. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Brown Shugga' is definitely the closest thing. Like an overly-hopped barleywine. I think I prefer AB, but Brown Shugga is still delicious.

    Also, GL Nosferatu is another solid "American Strong Ale", though it wasn't quite as hoppy as AB. Again, still worth a try IMO.
  17. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Sam Adams Tasman Red
  18. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I had it a few weeks ago, I definitely agree with your comparison.
  19. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (630) California Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    The bruery Old Richland is year round pretty average cost and is a good hoppy barleywine
  20. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    any of the Lagunitas strong ales.
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  21. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Old Richland was one of the most bitter beers I have ever had.
  22. lagunitas WTF
  23. alesafe88

    alesafe88 Zealot (90) New York Feb 22, 2009

    ithaca cascazilla
    SN torpedo
    middle ages wailing wench
    unibroue terrible <-- while this lacks the hops of AB, it's a big beer that you may also enjoy
  24. Haven't had AB in a while, but had some Racer 15 yesterday - Yeeeehaaaa it was heavy/good!
  25. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Advocate (525) New Hampshire Nov 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    Just had some Hop Rod Rye last night and it is in the ballpark, to me at least..
  26. Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale.
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  27. mmmbirra

    mmmbirra Savant (410) Italy Apr 19, 2009

  28. I would recommend Founders Devil Dancer but that's basically useless because it is a summer seasonal that gets a very limited bottle release.
  29. My favorite Lagunitas offering by a mile and eats Arrogant Bastard for lunch.
    And I like Arrogant Bastard.
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  30. I don't find anything really similar to Arrogant Bastard. Maybe some of the Lagunitas strong ales that have been mentioned.
  31. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

    In addition to the aforementioned: Shorts Aorta Ale, Great Lakes Nosferatu
  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    You just gave me a reason to go buy some of this.
  33. Great Lakes Nosferatu Edit: completely missed that it was already stated.
  34. It seems your style preference falls under the American Strong Ale category. Seek out such beers...

    Additionally seek out malt heavy double IPAs, imperial red ales, and even try fresh and bitter American barley wines.
  35. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poobah (1,135) New York Aug 25, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'd like to second the SN Bigfoot and Torpedo suggestions, but I don't agree with the Brown Shugga connection. I found it to have a different sweetness, feel, and flavor.
    Naturally, any of the Bastard line is going to be enjoyed, too - but maybe that's self-evident - Double Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and Lukcy Basartd are all going to work.
  36. CSQ1111

    CSQ1111 Savant (330) Kentucky Jan 10, 2010

    Call me crazy, but DFH Burton Baton kind of reminded me of Arrogant Bastard. Give that a try!
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  37. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    When I was a better noon, Victory Yakima Glory reminded me a lot of ABA.
  38. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Aficionado (230) California Mar 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Great!! I enjoy it. Not quite as hoppy, but both are good American strong ales.
  39. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Anything else that has a ridiculous amount of hops?
  40. Ha..never linked the similarities between Torpedo and AB until I read your post. Nice connection..I do like Torpedo