If you love "arrogant bastard" you may also like....

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  1. Melikeydahop

    Melikeydahop Initiate (0) May 19, 2012 New Jersey

    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
  2. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey

    Brown Shugga'

    though you may have missed the season.

    Dead Guy Ale as well
  3. leedorham

    leedorham Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

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

    OP: Torpedo.
  4. bramsdell

    bramsdell Initiate (0) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Totally came to say Brown Sugga. It's sweeter but it's hoppier, too.
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  5. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Pooh-Bah (2,190) Oct 17, 2012 Texas
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Lagunitas Sucks.
  6. Keith_R

    Keith_R Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2012 Georgia

    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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  7. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia

    SN Bigfoot Barleywine
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  8. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I instantly think Southern Tier Gemini when I think of Arrogant Bastard.
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  9. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Double Bastard?

    Also Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot, Hairy Eyeball, Lucky 13, etc.
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  10. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Texas

    Avery maharaja
  11. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 California

    This One Goes to 11
    McCarthy's Bane
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  12. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Pooh-Bah (2,842) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland

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  13. keithmurray

    keithmurray Pooh-Bah (2,721) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Smuttynose Maibock
  14. Reagan1984

    Reagan1984 Initiate (0) May 15, 2008 Massachusetts

    Hop Rod Rye
    Red Rocket
    Ithaca Cascazilla
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  15. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 California

    Lakefront brewing Bridge Burner
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  16. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  17. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Sam Adams Tasman Red
  18. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I had it a few weeks ago, I definitely agree with your comparison.
  19. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Maven (1,450) Jul 7, 2012 California

    The bruery Old Richland is year round pretty average cost and is a good hoppy barleywine
  20. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Pooh-Bah (1,776) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    any of the Lagunitas strong ales.
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  21. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Old Richland was one of the most bitter beers I have ever had.
  22. touchmeimsac

    touchmeimsac Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    lagunitas WTF
  23. alesafe88

    alesafe88 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2009 New York

    ithaca cascazilla
    SN torpedo
    middle ages wailing wench
    unibroue terrible <-- while this lacks the hops of AB, it's a big beer that you may also enjoy
  24. ManaKarma

    ManaKarma Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 California

    Haven't had AB in a while, but had some Racer 15 yesterday - Yeeeehaaaa it was heavy/good!
  25. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Savant (1,035) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire

    Just had some Hop Rod Rye last night and it is in the ballpark, to me at least..
  26. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale.
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  27. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    I would recommend Founders Devil Dancer but that's basically useless because it is a summer seasonal that gets a very limited bottle release.
  28. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My favorite Lagunitas offering by a mile and eats Arrogant Bastard for lunch.
    And I like Arrogant Bastard.
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  29. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Pundit (878) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    I don't find anything really similar to Arrogant Bastard. Maybe some of the Lagunitas strong ales that have been mentioned.
  30. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    In addition to the aforementioned: Shorts Aorta Ale, Great Lakes Nosferatu
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    You just gave me a reason to go buy some of this.
  32. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 California

    Great Lakes Nosferatu Edit: completely missed that it was already stated.
  33. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    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.
  34. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Grand Pooh-Bah (5,669) Aug 25, 2010 New York
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    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.
  35. CSQ1111

    CSQ1111 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Kentucky

    Call me crazy, but DFH Burton Baton kind of reminded me of Arrogant Bastard. Give that a try!
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  36. xanok

    xanok Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut

    When I was a better noon, Victory Yakima Glory reminded me a lot of ABA.
  37. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 California

    Great!! I enjoy it. Not quite as hoppy, but both are good American strong ales.
  38. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Anything else that has a ridiculous amount of hops?
  39. Melikeydahop

    Melikeydahop Initiate (0) May 19, 2012 New Jersey

    Ha..never linked the similarities between Torpedo and AB until I read your post. Nice connection..I do like Torpedo
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