Punishment | Arrogant Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Brewing
California, United States
arrogantbastard.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A palate-punishing ale unlike any other
Never intended for the timid, Punishment is the capsaicin-throttled spawn of a beer behemoth, Double Bastard Ale. In this year’s brew, the flavors of Double Bastard Ale have been further enhanced by the bourbon barrel aging. The addition of chile peppers to the beer adds lingering flavors in the finish of subtle tropical fruit and some layers of heat along with the toffee, caramel malt and hop flavors.

Added by womencantsail on 02-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
383
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
31.33%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
102
For Trade:
12
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Photo of RPM3334
4.2/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Robtobfest
1.12/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the single worst beer I have ever had! Why?! Greg, we get it ! You are willing to try crazy shit, now stop it! Just stop it! This is vile death like venom that should be reserved for pranks or the guy who just banged you wife and is allergic to peppers. F this stuff. It I ever see this stuff on the shelf I'm gonna punch it right in the snout!

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ummswimmin
2.42/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mattycasey
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: The beer pours hazy dark amber to chestnut under a thich cream colored film. S: Hot chili pepper aromas with some green chili vegetal aromas over bourbon. T: Chili pepper vegetal flavor and some malt are immediately blasted to oblivion by intense chili heat. The heat is too intense for any other flavor such as bourbon or bourbon barrel to come through. F: The beer has medium-low carbonation and medium-high body. O: This is a kind of beer that macho teenage boys dare themselves to drink. Adults might want to try something else.

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Photo of Hop_God
2.4/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A: murky brown like the Crime I just drain poured

S: The Devil's balls after sitting in a hot tub for an hour

T: Those same Devils balls. This is brutally spicy and just hurts

F: Non existent. Just burning pain and anger. Feels like you wish you didnt just drink this

O: Seriously... WTF?!

Edit: I absolutely love spicy hot food. This isnt bout being able to handle the heat, its just a bad beer.Plain and simple.

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Photo of LawLow74
4.32/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
1.9/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ugly appearance with lots of floaties, very spicy with an almost soapy taste. While I appreciate Stone's willingness to go out on a limb and create something different, this beer is a huge fail IMO.

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Photo of MattMorin
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

One of the worst beers I've ever had

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.83/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
2.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikestaf
3.01/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tim5085
2.63/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Hophead717
1.34/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Absolutely disgusting. Peppers don't work.

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Photo of RLVineh
4.24/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer, clearly a gimmick, but as far as it being a spicy beer, it delivers. I had it with a nice tritip sandwich and it did it justice...probably couldnt kill a whole bottle, but it was awesome

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Photo of bmurray10
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Photo of SanFranJake
2.04/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The worst beer I've ever had.
Such a waste of a good batch of Double Bastard and the barrels it was aged in.

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Photo of JessHubbard24
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a mahogany red-brown color with a nice thick head initially. The smell is a good indicator of how spicy this beer is. It smells savory and the burn from the combination of chiles hits you from your nostrils to the back of your throat. The taste.....initially this beer is sour and has a very strong chile taste. Then the heat kicks in. It hits your tongue and throat with a slow burn that lasts. To experience more of the spice of this beer I would recommend stirring up the bottle a bit before pouring. The dregs carry a decent amount of heat. If you are a fan if spice, this beer is delightful. It's pretty enjoyable to drink but it is a beer that is good for sipping or having with a meal, perhaps some fresh greens with a heavier protein. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience of this beer. I would definitely get it again.

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Photo of rwilde
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Johnfitz28
4.91/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beer for pepper heads!! Which I am one of them. I had this beer last St. Patrick's day. What can I say,I got high from the peppers, then from the alcohol.
If your not a pepper head, you can not appreciate this beer. The day after last st Patrick's day I went out and bought the last 2 bottles my local place in Eugene had. Now with a year of age I'm going to follow up the tradition and totally enjoy my second bottle. Cheers to you Greg. And thank you for my favorite pepper beer of all time!

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Photo of smcolw
4.01/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange, dark amber color. Some spots for lace.

Scary pepper smell, like nuclear wings. Very dry.

Oh my God, this is the most extreme of extreme beers. It is actually hotter than buffalo wings. You may need a beer to accompany this one. The aftertaste is forever and hot as hell.

Be prepared for this one. I think it's one of the great unique beers. It's something special, but it's not easy to drink.

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Photo of oldsailor
2.47/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KCBeerNerd
1/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not drinkable. Too spicy to take a second sip of.

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Photo of johnyb
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Punishment from Arrogant Brewing
3.16 out of 5 based on 383 ratings.
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