Arrogant Bastard Ale | Arrogant Consortia

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Consortia
California, United States
arrogantconsortia.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

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#2,970
Reviews:
3,122
Ratings:
10,835
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.21/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AL-PH_Aquatherm
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1.36/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of bubbler
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhd1491
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear brown/red with a medium head of tan foam. Not much aroma; not particularly enticing. Taste is complex. Flinty copper metalic up front morphs into bitter hoppiness which remains on tongue. A bit of toasty, buttery malt. Alcohol is not pronounced in taste, though ABV of 7.2% A hint of smoke. Low carbonation. A bit Guinness-like, but more intense flavors. The prominent take-away is the acerbic hop bitter aftertaste. 16 oz can lasts a bit longer, obviously. Good beer to have when you're having only one.

Note: I tend toward the more citrusy, floral, refreshing qualities, like in a good IPA, so maybe I'm a little harsh on beers like strong ales. Arrogant Bastard is a good beer, just not my style.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look: Clear, deep ruby with a nice off-white head of foam. A little visible carbonation.

Smell: Strong hops, with a little toffee sweetness.

Taste: Sharp hops, overpowering much of the rest of the drink with bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and carbonation.

Overall: As usual, West Coast brewers fail to let a beer’s complexities stand alone without completely covering them in hop bitterness.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice ale. Would never turn it down. Nice hoppy flavor and a nice finish. Good on a hot day.

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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Arrogant Consortia
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,835 ratings