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RATINGS: 3741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


Merin's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
This might look like too high of a score. But Arrogant Bastard is perfect. Its the beer that plunged me into the craft beer world. The first great beer I tried, and my introduction to Stones beer. Neck and neck with my favorite beer, Ruination IPA. They switch off depending my mood. I love this beer, thank you Greg Koch. Anyways... Pt. Bottle, pours a dark, ruby red, crystal clear. Has a 2 finger frothy, tan head with nice, lazy lacing. Aroma has strong floral and citrus hop notes, resin, caramel malts, and delicious perfection. Taste starts smooth and sweet with slight fruit, biscuit undertones, pine, which spikes an instant eagerness for the deliciously bitter hop finish. Palate is medium/oily/sticky. Good carbonation. Overall a perfect beer. Taste, drinkability, EVERYTHING. A staple in my diet. Go Stone!!!!!!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (137) - - APR 20, 2015
(Tap) Really nice aroma and flavor! Just, a little too bitter and astringent aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petebananafish (2) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
I had this with Mark and John and Bekah in Sacramento on our trip out west. At garden to grill vegan restaurant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkyCrow (70) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Beautiful red appearance. Very easy to drink red ale. Solid in every category.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belgrave (16) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a bubbly dark mahogany with a lovely large foamy off-white head. Aroma is a near-perfect blend of fresh citrus hops, roasted malt, caramel and spices. Flavour follows the aroma but the hops are more upfront.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1240) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Tap @Brewdog Shepherds Bush. Clear, dark red brown. Frothy offwhite head. Malty, earthy, toffee aroma. Flavour has malt, caramel. Bitter and slightly boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (380) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
More like a red ale to me. Strong, rich malty flavor with a moderate amount of sweetness and the caramel/toffee you’d expect from a red ale. Also wet on the tongue and moderate alcohol. Moderate citrus and pine hops as well as maybe a bit herbal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 14, 2015
Old rating. Bomber from Old Town. Pours a nice clear amber with a medium-sized beige head. Citrus, pine, caramel, toffee, molasses aromas present on the nose. Medium body with bitter overtones and a hint of sweetness of the palate. Nice carbonation. Nice big dry bitter finish. A classic from Stone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1340) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
On tap at Beertown, Waterloo. Stone! At Beertown! Earthy and lightly citrus aroma. Earthy, smoky, caramel, intensly bitter. Light citrus taste too. Boozy and bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (229) - - APR 6, 2015
Bij Dora en Kai, warm maar lekker. Ruikt kruidig, smaakt lekker bitter. Mooi donkerrood en prima schuin laagje

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darthmoore (16) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2015
Pours a beautiful dark mahogany color. Nice creamy head with plenty of lacing. Aroma of pine, tropical fruit, apple, tobacco and syrup. Tastes of mass amounts of caramel balanced by the hops. Everything is working in concert. Definitely well crafted. Finish is abrupt and astringent. A wonderful beer indeed.


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