bobbo16 (22) - Copley, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is so impressive that it has a god named ABA in a Pantheon of Mantrip golf gods. Lesser beer drinkers should go have a Bud Light with their tail between their legs.
desurfer (1272) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a dark ruby with little head. Flavor is dominated by sweet caramel and butterscotch, with only a mild hops presence. I was expecting a hop assault, but this was smooth and pretty drinkable. Maybe I’ve just been jaded by the many super-hopped beers out there. Not really what I expected, but good nonetheless.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was my first beer rating. I’ve had a few beers in my day, but have been stuck with the normal, everyday bar beers. My friends have talked me into expanding my adventures. This was my first. Very impressed with their choice. This beer had a flowery aroma with a stong hops presence. Full bodied, and a very impressive start.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
quality. nice rich malty caramel aroma. deep amber color with thin head. nice and malty, slightly dry, but very smooth finish. great palate. the hype is well placed. this beer is pretty good.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 the bastard ale!the name says it all....thick,strong,and well,arrogant!
re-rate:nice hoppy aroma with a good malt backbone.i have not had this in a long time and im glad i picked one up.
criminoleNYC (2) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
GOURMET PIZZA???? BAH!! Arrogant Bastard goes best with... um... well... another Arrogant Bastard!!!!
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very faintly hazy orange brown under a small shortish lasting pale beige head. Big hoppy passionfruity malty burnt caramel sugar and estery tropical fruity aroma. Becomes even more aromatic hoppy as warms. Big smooth chewy butterscotch like body. Medium strong short malty sweet start. Softer lightly spiced dryer middle before back to strong smooth bitter hoppy finish. Went down very nicely with a quattro giusti gourmet pizza from the local pizzeria.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 This beer is very good. Pours out dark brown with a slight beige head. Flavor is intense and the name rings true. very good brew. I rated this thing a 2.0 about two years ago, but I was wrong. This brew deserves much better.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy medium amber brown with a lasting frothy medium light brown/straw head. Very sweet aroma of grapefruit, pine, plum, toffee, apricot, and a hint of spice. Medium thick syrupy body with soft carbonation. Flavor of resinous pine, oak, toffee, grapefruit, apricot, orange peel and ginger. Huge thanks to footbalm for this one, which he generously provided for free. I owe him a few. Excellent!
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2004 bottled from happy deli-Wow ths is one bitter bastard. Smells of citrius/grapefruit,rich red color.The frothy head sticks around for a while.Crisp clean goin down. very diffrent Very good , not for everyday conspution