johnnysuede (16) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit, spicy, floral aroma, with a moderately bitter flavor. Pours dark golden brown with a small head. Has a medium body, with somewhat soft carbonation. Finish is long and smooth, and lightly alcoholic.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/amber with tan head. Big aroma of grapefruity hops, caramel and an underlying cocoa maltyness. The flavor is predominantly bitter, with grapefruit hoppyness. This is less malt eccentuated than the original, but overall itís similiar. The oakeyness along with the big hops creates a big dryness. The original has a better underlying thick malt sweetness and is a bit fuller in flavor (in terms of complexity) and fuller bodied, in my opinion.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this in the small 12 oz bottle.Poured out a reddish brown witha small tan head.Aromas of hops and pine and wood,which were also refleced in the flavor,as well as some citrus.I personally liked this better than the regular arrogant as it hops are not as overpowering.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Intensely caramelly kicked with citrus orange tannic floral qualities in the aroma. Very bold. Somewhat centered around aged spice, but enticing. Clear ruddied mahogany with orange fringes, with a creamy soap of deep banana. Peculiar clash of oak board notes and the dose of biting hops, drawing on an unrecognizable character, with a mouth full of fruity esters bringing an end to the clash, before fading into a run of long resin and pine draws. Alcohols ebbs warm, but is essential for the interplay between oak and hop. Points for intriguing qualities, but itís really not for me, I have issues with oaking hops. Thereís a blooming cheese rind finish that seals my skepticism in the beer.
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best beer I have ever had. I really like the regular Arrogant Bastard. This is smoother and more drinkable. The flavor is really fantastic!
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy aroma with slight wood scents. The appearance is mahogany with an off white head. The palate is medium. Hoppy and extremely woody taste. I felt the flavors were confused. Bitter aftertaste, but I come away thinking that I just drank a liquid piece of wood.
Ron (2528) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Bottle. Poured brownish with reddish hints and a pretty descent size brown head. Aroma was oaky grapefruit and some sweet caramel. Bite at the begining not end. It got more mellow and smooth as it warmed. Much different then reg. bastard. I celabrated Cowboys win over Tampa on Thanksgiving with this. Enjoyable.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 One thing I canít ever get past is the unmitigated Arrogance! How dare they? How dare they invade our homes, surgically alter our taste buds, leave upper deckers in our toilets, take up the passing lane in their Lexus SUVs, be immensely more endowed than the average, bang Angelina Jolie, ask and receive seconds, thirds, fourths? How can they be so superior? How can they urinate with impunity upon and drive a monster truck over all that I hold dear? How can they be so lacking in finesse and grace? How can they overtake our collective beer-drinking consciousness, set the gold standard for all that is sought after in beerland, and profit obscenely from it all in the process -- all without a multizillion dollar ad campaign? Capitalist swine! ("This is Arrogant Bastard speaking...." "Who is Arrogant Bastard?") Have they no shame? Have they no mercy? Have they no respect? How can they tell us what constitutes good taste, and be so right? Thereís opinion, and then thereís the right opinion, and these grade-A pricks have the market cornered in the latter. They donít ask, they just take, and itís already theirs anyway. We shall relent!
Damn you, Bastard! Damn you to Hop Heaven!
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is kinda pine\lemon citrus hoppy. The head is creamy, off white, excellant lacing and the head is mostly diminishing. The body is a hazy dark amber with a hint of red. The flavor is a moderate bitter and finishes that way. The body is medium, the texture is kinda creamy, the carbonation is soft and the finish is a slight astrigent. Overall a decent beer.
jb (2191) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, I didnít find much of a difference between this and the regular stuff. Great looking out of the bottle with a dark amber color, thick light tan head with great lacing and a nice tail coming out of the bottle. Pine and floral aroma. Mine had a bite right from the start that I didnít remember from regular. Some maltiness in the palate but I donít think it is as balanced. Odd.