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RATINGS: 3496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably wont like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (351) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy with some pines. Taste is caramel and some malts. Aftertaste is mostly bitter. I was expecting more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - FEB 24, 2014
Arrogant Bastard Ale. Weve all had it, we all know what it is. Stone again can do no wrong. Ive had this beer on a number of occasions. From on tap to bombers of this stuff. Picked up another bottle the other day for shits and giggles. I wanted to rate this classic and I needed a reminder of exactly what it was I would be dealing with. I cracked it open and poured it into pint glass and right away I was shocked at the massive head of this thing, and it would not go away. You could have built a house on the froth or used the stuff to spackle cracks in boat hulls. I needed a machete to hack through the foam and get to the actual liquid essence of this thing. That is exactly how Stone would have wanted it. The color is a beautiful dark amber with bubbles elevating from minute imperfections in the glass. Resin, pine and hops on the nose. Gives way to toffee and dank malt. The finish is dry and bitter, intense hops at the very end, everlasting on the pallet. At one point when this beer came out it was way more aggressive in comparison to the field now it seems to have found a nice home in the middle of the pack. Still a delicious beer and worth a try for anyone serious about beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Super hoppy and delicious! Strong and bold flavor with a solid aftertaste of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zjdipaolo (20) - - FEB 23, 2014
2/23/14. Single bomber. At home. Michelle. Love the name. Love the bottle. Love the beer. Love the brewery. Enough said. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atomjack9 (13) - - FEB 22, 2014
strong as advertised. but a bit too hoppy and oaky for me to truly dig it. i mean ive made my own booze with oak chips before, so Im not scared by the oak chips, but this one...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Malt and a lot of hops. Well-balanced with some mild bitterness and overall pretty good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
threedap (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
Deep dark red with a head that could sit for hours. Resiny and piney hop goodness, mixed quite well with caramel bready malt...beautiful beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (41) - - FEB 16, 2014
Pouring its amber with a tan frothy head. Aroma is not as bitter as i expected. Tasting its all hops. Very agressive hops, but strangely satifying. Ill have another one.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joes, Sunnyvale. Great beer; aromas of cherry and grass. Very balanced flavour, with a nice bitter bite.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mdindy (31) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
very dark red pour with foamy head. aroma mostly of hops. powerful malty taste heavily hopped. strong boozy under tones with some carmal and pine flavors. thick flavor and slightly harsh, strong but great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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