Arrogant Bastard Ale | Arrogant Consortia

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4.15/5
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Arrogant Bastard AleArrogant Bastard Ale
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,098
Reviews:
3,125
Ratings:
10,862
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
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481
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2,807
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Ratings: 10,862 |  Reviews: 3,125
Photo of Geelawn
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The monster among beers. Bastard is not for the weak. Bastard is not your bitch drink. A friend of mine referred to it as a brewed boot. I honestly hated the beer at first. Bastard really is not worthy for us mere mortals, I imagine Thor getting fucked up on this in Asgard. My father only drank this beer and it’s brothers. Over time I came to appreciate and respect the demon ale. Bastard will always stand the test of time as a brewing achievement. Thank you Stone for blessing us low life’s with the nectar of the Gods. For Life!!!!

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Photo of Scamp410
2.87/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of B-rett
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MercInc
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a very hoppy bitterness upfront. The malts get lost here. clean finish.

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Photo of Willyisanimrod
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout80mizer
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of katetbug98
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JoelZ1
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Troy_Covell
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ManUtdSooner
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The lingering industrial bitter aftertaste is just not pleasant.

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Photo of yungdepression
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerman121184
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite I.P.A!!!! Can only find it at one store near me and with the price I only get it as a rare treat. It's perfect for a warm summer night.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark yet somehow sweet, a strong ale perhaps not so deserving of its fame , because in Southern California this beer is sacred. Dark in flavor and color.

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Photo of Edy-Cantarero
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Looking4flavor
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shenk87
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RT-Kris
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gmale9000
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptainHate
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint glass. Brownish ruby body topped by a thick white head. Very hoppy sweet smell. Taste was bitter hop dominating the malts too much. Mouthfeel was refreshing. Just to hop forward for my tastes. Still not a bad experience.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Arrogant Consortia
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,862 ratings