fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If there wasn’t as much that I haven’t tried, I would probably head back to this more often. Think the lable is pointed to people that just don’t like real beer as it isn’t near as aggressive as it alludes to being. Just the hoppy side of a really great balance. Yum.
jaymobrown (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy to drink and not as aggressive as one would think. Toned down hops and bitterness. Ends dry and nose has some floral tones. Good if a bit thin.
onmywaytoaa99 (3) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a beautiful color and a nice thick head. First tasting impression was WOW hops!!! This was quickly followed by a nice fruity and caramel aftertaste. This is a really great beer.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep red with light tan head. Strong hop aroma. Great hops bite when still cold that changes to a wonderful malt/hops blend as the beer warms up. Finishes with hints of caramel and and a bit of a roasted flavor.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hoppy fruity aroma.Dark red chestnut appearance with thick head.Fruity strawberry peach flavors followed by extreme radiating hop bitterness.
bighair (51) - Hamilton, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2002
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
this is without a doubt the least appealing beer i’ve ever drank in my life. it tastes bad, it smells bad, it is bad. maybe i’m just not ’sophisticated’ enough.
MiataManiac99 (6) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice strong ale. I must admit I poured out my first bottle...too strong. I came back for seconds though...and it has really won me over! Not for the weak beer lover ;-)
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super charged in hoppiness which tastes awesome. The aroma is relatively weak for such a bold tasting beer. Nice and smooth as it ventures into my stomach.
herbsmoker99 (11) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
the perfect beer! not for pussys though
Frank (2832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Having retried this a few times after the hundreds of beers I've sampled, I no longer think it's the extreme monster that I once did. Well, it is extreme but in no way a monster. Rich, full-bodied, complex and well balanced. I like it now more than ever.
Original Rating: Hops! Mind expanding amounts of flavor. Maybe too much of some but I think that's the point. A real killer. It's not my favorite beer but Arrogant Bastard is a definite must try, if only for the name and the cool bottle. My favorite part: the grapefruit finish. Avoid drinking this too cold; it throws off the balance of flavors. At refrigerator temp, it's a fist of hops straight to your face. Wait for it to warm and it's much more well rounded.