Double Bastard Ale
Arrogant Consortia

Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale
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Arrogant Consortia
California, United States
American Strong Ale
Ranked #26
Ranked #1,770
4.26 | pDev: 10.8%
Nov 26, 2023
Jul 27, 2001
First release: November 1998
Originally brewed to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale debuted in November 1998 as an amped-up version of that already aggressive beer. A huge malt bill and an unreasonable amount of hops make this ale one that will be appreciated by only a few, and that’s just fine with us. We didn’t brew this dark amber monster to please anyone other than ourselves.
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Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 2.7 by RamonaBeer from California

Jan 03, 2023
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Rated by griffinwelsh from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Strong biting ale. Light copper color. Thin smooth consistency. A better big brother to the regular arrogant B*@tard ale.
May 04, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This stuff is rugged. Not my favorite style, but apparently a good representation of it. Just too much hop bite and burn for me to truly enjoy. Definitely a fun time trying it out though!
Mar 16, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
this is a good one. taste like a big hoppy loaf of raisin bread, in the best way. big and beautiful and surprisingly clean. I could drink this one all night, until I pass out
Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 5 by Resistance88 from California

Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2016 vintage

Here we go, beer number 666. And a 101oz bottle at that. I paid over $100 for this but I think it’s gonna be worth it splitting this thing with my boy. Let’s unlock the mini padlock and pop this baby open!

Pours murky reddish brown with 2 fingers of tan head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

This has definitely lost its' intense hoppiness over time, but this honestly smells great now, like a lightly hoppy barleywine. I'm picking up on aromas of sweet brown sugar, molasses, toasted pecan, earthy hops, caramel, golden raisin, and light toast

Where it was charmingly old in aroma, this is a bit too old and faded in taste. It's not necessarily bad but it's showing significant age. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting earthy hops, fusel alcohol, caramel malt, and light fig. The swallow brings notes of brown sugar, toasted pecan, brown bread, and nutty malt

A medium full body pairs with very mild carbonation, resulting in a smooth yet slightly hot beer. Finishes mostly dry with a mild earthy bitterness

It's not the best beer in the world, but I'm still happy to have gotten this big bottle. I'll have to see how I feel after finishing the big ass bottle
May 15, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Mar 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11%. Hazy reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Strong aroma of American hops, piney notes, also caramelized orange marmalade, some alcohol. Very hoppy flavour, medium sweet, caramel and alcohol. Bitter finish, hints of solvent.Warming mouthfeel. There’s plenty of hops in this one (surprise, surprise), but this is probably not where you go when you look for balance.
Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by smi69 from New York

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by jxl from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 3.35 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2020
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 04, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by BKast409 from Virginia

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Kolb from Montana

Dec 28, 2019
Double Bastard Ale from Arrogant Consortia
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 6820 ratings