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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Melikeydahop, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Melikeydahop

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    Being someone who generally drinks pales, IPA's and DIPA's, I do love me some Arrogant Bastard. Any suggestions on some similar brews that might be worth trying? Trying to branch out a bit...thx
     
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    Brown Shugga'

    though you may have missed the season.

    Dead Guy Ale as well
     
  3. leedorham

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    Dead Guy? That's a very weird recommendation for a guy who said he likes Arrogant Bastard.

    OP: Torpedo.
     
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    Totally came to say Brown Sugga. It's sweeter but it's hoppier, too.
     
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    Lagunitas Sucks.
     
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    I would suggest trying some of the bigger American red ales such as Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster or Bell's This Goes to 11 Ale.
     
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    SN Bigfoot Barleywine
     
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    I instantly think Southern Tier Gemini when I think of Arrogant Bastard.
     
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    Double Bastard?

    Also Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot, Hairy Eyeball, Lucky 13, etc.
     
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    Avery maharaja
     
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    This One Goes to 11
    McCarthy's Bane
     
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    Smuttynose Maibock
     
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    Hop Rod Rye
    Red Rocket
    Ithaca Cascazilla
     
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    Lakefront brewing Bridge Burner
     
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    Brown Shugga' is definitely the closest thing. Like an overly-hopped barleywine. I think I prefer AB, but Brown Shugga is still delicious.

    Also, GL Nosferatu is another solid "American Strong Ale", though it wasn't quite as hoppy as AB. Again, still worth a try IMO.
     
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    Sam Adams Tasman Red
     
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    I had it a few weeks ago, I definitely agree with your comparison.
     
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    The bruery Old Richland is year round pretty average cost and is a good hoppy barleywine
     
  20. sacrelicio

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    any of the Lagunitas strong ales.
     
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    Old Richland was one of the most bitter beers I have ever had.
     
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    lagunitas WTF
     
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    ithaca cascazilla
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    middle ages wailing wench
    unibroue terrible <-- while this lacks the hops of AB, it's a big beer that you may also enjoy
     
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    Haven't had AB in a while, but had some Racer 15 yesterday - Yeeeehaaaa it was heavy/good!
     
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    Just had some Hop Rod Rye last night and it is in the ballpark, to me at least..
     
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    Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale.
     
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    I would recommend Founders Devil Dancer but that's basically useless because it is a summer seasonal that gets a very limited bottle release.
     
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    My favorite Lagunitas offering by a mile and eats Arrogant Bastard for lunch.
    And I like Arrogant Bastard.
     
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    I don't find anything really similar to Arrogant Bastard. Maybe some of the Lagunitas strong ales that have been mentioned.
     
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    In addition to the aforementioned: Shorts Aorta Ale, Great Lakes Nosferatu
     
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    You just gave me a reason to go buy some of this.
     
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    Great Lakes Nosferatu Edit: completely missed that it was already stated.
     
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    It seems your style preference falls under the American Strong Ale category. Seek out such beers...

    Additionally seek out malt heavy double IPAs, imperial red ales, and even try fresh and bitter American barley wines.
     
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    I'd like to second the SN Bigfoot and Torpedo suggestions, but I don't agree with the Brown Shugga connection. I found it to have a different sweetness, feel, and flavor.
    Naturally, any of the Bastard line is going to be enjoyed, too - but maybe that's self-evident - Double Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and Lukcy Basartd are all going to work.
     
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    Call me crazy, but DFH Burton Baton kind of reminded me of Arrogant Bastard. Give that a try!
     
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    When I was a better noon, Victory Yakima Glory reminded me a lot of ABA.
     
  38. sokrman14

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    Great
    Great!! I enjoy it. Not quite as hoppy, but both are good American strong ales.
     
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    Anything else that has a ridiculous amount of hops?
     
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    Ha..never linked the similarities between Torpedo and AB until I read your post. Nice connection..I do like Torpedo
     
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