Arrogant Bastard Ale | Arrogant Brewing

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4.15/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,459
Reviews:
3,094
Ratings:
10,706
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
4.39
 
 
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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_Arbizzle
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Melcirb
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonb5
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Berlin Brewed.

A: Darkest shade of amber, opaque, medium sized tanned head, left lots of lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and cocoa beans.

T: Very bitter high quality dark chocolate, cherries, very long lingering bitter finish, his the booze well for the high abv.

M: Very smooth, almost creamy texture, low carbonation.

O: A real wintery ale, very nice.

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Photo of Houlio_99
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weird_al_1106
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amesetz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into Nonic Pint
BB 12/21 so just passed the BB date
L- pours a dark red, with a thin tan head, leaves lacing
S- loads of malt, reminds me of a scotch ale
T- sweet brown sugar, with a mellow follow and a super bitter finish
F- medium-bodied, average carbonation
Overall this is a unique brew, with a big range from sweet to bitter

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

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

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NathanBeets
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arseel
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Staceyqueen
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kiro
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can bottled on 9/14/2017; so not the freshest. Oh well. This was one of the first craft beers I cut my teeth on, well over a decade ago now. Haven't had it in many moons, though, so this should be interesting to see if it still holds up as I thought it was amazing years ago.

A: Nice frothy head on this that lingers for quite some time, leaving behind some lacing. Beer itself is a dark amber. It's a good-looking beer.

S: It's all piney hops on the nose, though they're a bit muted from what I remember. I reckon this has as much to do with being canned over 3 months ago as anything. Also has a sweetness going on; light caramel, perhaps.

T: Taste follows the nose with some piney hops and lots of lip-smacking sweetness. Again, a little muted though. Have to find this a little more fresh sometime.

F: Downright creamy, almost chewy. Infinitely drinkable.

O: Maybe not as good as I remember, but this is very drinkable stuff. Will definitely be picking up more now that it's sold in 16 ounce 6 packs for a very reasonable price.

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

22oz bottled 10/2/17 poured into an Arrogant Bastard shaker pint at fridge temp 7.2% ABV. The beer pours bright light reddish brown with light brown head. The aroma is faint with pine and earthy smells. The taste is more pine and earth. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good. Maybe better in my memories, but one of my first real holy cow beers.

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

-bERLIN-BREWED vERSION
L:
-pours a cloudy copper-brown with a big,frothy,sand-coloured head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-raisins,syrupy,piney,grassy,plums
T:
-pine,resin,plums,cherries,nutty
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium,smooth carbonation
-medium body
O:
After all those years Arrogant Bastard still delivers as a great Beer.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonoesh5
3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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