Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A GOOD looking brew, nicely marketed. I found it with a big head and all the grapefruit tones you could want. It shows better as it warms.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 I think this beer is great!! as i drink it now,it has adark red amber color and a thick light brownish foamy head with thick lacing down the glass.
strong enough to know your drinking a real beer with just a bit of bite at swallow.
good good beer,will buy again!!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. 05.24.04 Deep mahoganey pour with minimal halo of a head. Reeks of grapefruity hops, alcohol, citrus grove. Itís hoppy. The taste is mostly hops, abusive, numbing hops. Almost totally linear like chewing on the pith of an underripe grapefruit. Maybe some raw, earthy, grassy barley at the finish. Pithy, ridiculously astringent, dry. Interesting, but not something Iíd trip my grandma for to get the last bottle on earth.
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 (1279) - 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 Iíve 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. Iíve 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.