Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice murky appearance with a nice head. Aroma was very nutty. The first sip was somewhat decieving. I tasted nothing but hops and was quite dissappointed. Then once I had a few sips I could taste the biter nutty flavors that are in this beer. Was pleased all the way around.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Im just guessing on the aroma...canít smell today. Wonít come up with any details like you see in wine magazines...like tasting 18 different flavors.
Itís just a damn good drink.
AlphaOmega (8) - USA - OCT 14, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
RateBeer? I donít get it. Shouldnít it be called RateAle. Does Stone Brew make beer now. That would be an absolute travisty. Anyhow... I was looking at how some of the "wussies" describe ABA... like itís some kind of cheap wine. Check it out. Iíve been drinking ABA since 1998. There is nothing "fruity" or "sweet" about it. It taste like it was filtered through an old sock and I wouldnít have it any other way. ABA F#@king ROCKS! There is no way to really describe it. You must try it or you wonít have a clue. I must say... if you donít like it itís only because your wussy tastebuds canít handle it. Go grab a bottle of "light" beer and cleanse your pallet you wuss! Youíre not worthy!
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No one advertises better or more smartly, than Stone. Lucky for them, their products are that good! This is a terrific IPA that deserves to be called ARROGANT. Citrusy, perfectly balanced, hoppy, delicious. Hard to explain the taste and mouthfeel, because they seem to change from second to second. Go get some!
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Falling Rock Tap House. Dark ruby coloured beer with a thin meniscal layer of tan bubbles over the surface. Lovely caramel, cookie dough, and vanilla malty flavor backs up an assertive grapefruit-citrus hop aroma. Flavour is fantastic, sweet toffee and caramel malts on the front fading to a strong alcoholic warming character before the citrusy and earthy herbal hops flavours make an appearance. These fade out leaving an awesome bitter kick in the teeth. As this beer warmed, you got even more citrus hop character and some spicy and fruity maltiness on the nose. Truly a first rate beer. My wife ordered it again, and again, and again.....
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Dark copper with a medium size off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus and
malt. Very hoppy flavor with just enough malt sweetness to almost balance this beer out. Very enjoyable.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks for the putdowns on the bottle. I like the sarcasm and in-your-face "are you down with craft beer, or are you pussy?"--attitude.
Take a sniff...Spruce resin, orange flowers, malty malt, WOW! This is like taking a hit from a 6 foot bong! Itís an aromatic orangatuan climbing up my nose, and playing my ole-factory like a jungle gym. The dryness outta shrink my head fast enough to make a headhunter cry with joy as he decorates his tent post with my shriveled, devil-puckered up mug. Astringent but not aseptic; this big beer has plenty of expression. In a Barry White voice this beer says to my taste buds, "Hello taste babies, Iím gonna make love to you." The taste babes are passing out all over my mouth. What a hit! Thereís a little smoky, and a lot of sweet malt. A citric rind-like burn on the top of my mouth. This brew is so warm, feels stronger then it says. Man itís taut in the mouth like a live wire with all those hops. Thereís enough malt to fill your mouth though. Donít be worried about being bored with this munster. The beautiful thick, velvety, steamed milk froth is clinging all over the glass like sex juices after intercourse. What happened in that mug? I suggest:
Sip and chug your way through 2/3 of a bomber, then kick back and let it warm up. As it warms up you should find yourself contemplating all the naughty things you want to do to satisfy your lover. Sip the last third of this brew saying those things with your eyes. This is a McNasty beer that will have itís way with you, and you should share that feeling.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like heavily roasted malts- with a long lasting coffee colored head. Burnt amber color throughout. The roasted flavors taste like an uppercut- and a good one at that. Lots of flavor and one to enjoy over and over.
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very rich and distinct flavor. Beautiful in the glass with a nice, but not overbearing head. Difficult to compare with anything else, this brew stands on itsí own. I look forward to my next glass!
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a rich redish brown color and makes a thick offwhite head. Head retention is great and laces the glass nicely all the way down. Smell is rich and inviting. Heavily roasted and malty aromatics fill my nose. Flavor opens up bitter and spicy, and then the rich and roasted character appears again with a nice layering of hop flavor and finishes with a malty sweetness. This beer is so unique, the flavor profile is really unlike any other beer I have ever tried. Mouthfeel is medium to full and leaves a slight sticky coating on the throat, warming as it goes down. Arrogant Bastard is incredibly tasty, drinkable and in my opinion a nice session beer... cause frankly you canít drink much else after the havok this wreaks on your pallate.