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RATINGS: 3557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably wonít like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer1911 (3) - USA - JUL 22, 2008 does not count
Great beer. Very bitter and grassy with the first sip. The hops stays with you for a few seconds after you swallow. If you look at this beer with a light it has alot of crap flaoting in it (probably pure hops or ground grass) This beer is not for beginers. Whenever i have a little extra beer money i always buy a few of these. Oh and i like to put it in the freezer until just before it starts to slush then drink it (aaaawesome!).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
Tasted somewhere along my trip through the States.
Amber, brown colored brew. Sweet malty with some hops. Some hops and fruits and bitterness in the flavor. Good be more balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rds (230) - USA - SEP 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Amber brew topped by a tan head, this ale left me wondering the buzz is about. No citric, yes to the caramel and malt, but a bit too bitter for me. ON TAP YESTERDAY--much smoother and more complex

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2008
On tap at Shallos (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a clear dark reddish brown with little to no head. Aroma is strongly os citrus, especially grapefruit, hops, some wheat and a slight bit of spice as well. Flavor is much of the same with primarily grapefuit and hops flavors with a clean finish. Generally medium body with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Poured a cloudy amber with no head and light carbonation. The aroma was an interesting caramelly, malty aroma with some background hops. At first this beer has a nice malty sweetness to it with a hearty background hoppiness. As the beer warms the hops mellow out and the beer becomes more dominantly sweet. The beer is definately big, but the alcohol is hidden fairly well, and waits until the end to come out in the flavor. A pretty nice big beer, it was enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours a dark amber red with a dense off white head. Quite a malty flavour. Quite strong with a very bitter finish. Good, but sort of hard to drink I thought.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 This one was too strong for me. The label said I probably wouldnít like it and they were spot on. Has a strong hop/pine taste. I wasnít worthy. UPDATE: 11/11/09 On tap at the saucer. Pours a heavy red hue. Smell is of fat pine dripping with heavy heavy hops. Taste is right upfront hops, (no surprise) that fills the edges of the tongue and quickly envelops the palate. Some roasted malts also hold sway over the taste. Finishes dry and roasted with the bittering hops reminding you of their anger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4936) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.2%. Dark brown to ruby colour, big to moderate light tan head. Nice but surprisingly moderate aroma of floral and fruity hops. "Arrogance" shows its face in the flavour, with a distinct and aggressive hoppy bitterness from start to finish. There is a certain malty sweetness in the background, but I cannot say the Arrogant Bastard belongs in the "well balanced" category. It is probably not meant to belong there. Perhaps I am "not worthy" after all? My wife said she liked it, though. Spooky ...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 After trying a lot of these, bottled and on tap, Iím rerating it quite a bit lower. If the beer is very fresh, itís basically a heavily hoppy IPA... too hoppy for my tastes. As it ages about 3 months, it mellows and becomes very interesting and good. Then is seems to go funky or bad within another couple months. When itís good, itís great, but itís way too inconsistent for me to rate it so high.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Pours reddish brown and dark. Caramel malts and dominating hopping. I donít think I could drink this easily without a couple of other beers or liquor in me already, but as it was, this went down with a palatable flavor profile. Still though I often wonder if even strong ale needs to be this bitter and how extremely bitter, high IBU ales get rated so highly again and again.


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