Arrogant Bastard Ale | Arrogant Brewing

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
10,564 Ratings
Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
At Arrogant Bastard Brewing Co., we believe that pandering to the lowest common denominator represents the height of tyranny—a virtual form of keeping the consumer barefoot and stupid. Brought forth upon an unsuspecting public in 1997, Arrogant Bastard Ale openly challenged the tyrannical overlords who were brazenly attempting to keep Americans chained in the shackles of poor taste. As the progenitor of its style, Arrogant Bastard Ale has reveled in its unprecedented and uncompromising celebration of intensity. There have been many nods to Arrogant Bastard Ale...even outright attempts to copy it...but only one can ever embody the true nature of Liquid Arrogance!

Added by kbub6f on 11-15-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,564
Reviews:
3,048
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
455
Gots:
2,613
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 10,564 |  Reviews: 3,048
Photo of emeyer
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcbogantes
4.91/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional beer, Deep ambar, hazy, super-thick frothy head earthy hops on the nose, flavor dominated by its maltyness, sweet caramel, wort, very hoppy with just the right balnce sweetness/bitterness.
''If you don't like this beer keep it to yourself'' "not for yellow-beer-drinkin' wimps''

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Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhart96
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsbirnba
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaun_S
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SCproUA
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -steve-
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pleasure to have this beer up here in Canada. Lovely dark amber colour with generous foamy head that leaves copious lacing on the glass. Sweet malty smell. Assertive dry, tart hop taste giving way to the malty sweetness. I think the malt sweetness balances this beer and prevents the hops from becoming overpowering. Excellent brew!

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Photo of monkist
4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MackT
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this in a 16oz. can. Had it previously from a bottle. I feel as nothing was lost in transference. Pours dark amber, think maple syrup. Aromas of brown sugar, malts. Pleasant mouthfeel. Nice blend of hops and malt. Definitely will purchase again.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerGray27
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kriztofuhr
2.82/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Look - Pours a deep amber color, big billowing off white head, lacing all the way down the glass.
Aroma - Spicy hops, citrus, root beer, toast, warm.
Taste - Bitter pine, caramel, toasted malt flavor, light raisin or prune, slight citrus, caustic, finish is sweet and sour with aggressive bitterness, like chewing on aspirin or tylenol. All over the place on the palate, such a weird mix of flavors.
Feel - Medium bodied, sticky, slightly oily, lively carbonation, finishes on the drier side.

Overall - There's a lot I like and a lot I don't like. The malt and fruit flavors are pleasant. The hops seem out of place to me. Bitterness lingers on way too long and becomes tedious. Not my kind of beer.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samallison
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed in Cali. Thin head with full lace. Ruby-amber color.

Mildly hoppy nose. Nutty bitter and mesquite spice.

Taste is mostly a balance in the spicy hops and nutty malt. Light brewers caramel smoothness.

Medium mouth. Smooth.

A decidedly American beer, dark strong and hopped with good balance. This is my first from the brewery and I'm definitely curious to see what else they can do. Good for a pint if you see it somewhere.

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Photo of Henry_Chinasky
4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An old school Ale, not for the faint-hearted. I poured one into the glass to observe its look, but the rest, I drank it right out of 12oz. can. Highly recommended.

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Photo of miwestcoaster
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Arrogant Brewing
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