Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Lukcy Basartd is a dry-hopped meeting-of-the-Bastards in a in-the-fermenter-blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale…with a perfect balance of the essence of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale. All in all, one awesome Bastard.

Lukcy Basartd Ale will be released in November and should be available in many of the enlightened locations where the liquid Arrogance is typically found.

This is a ‘once only’ special release commemorating the 13 year anniversary of when Arrogant Bastard Ale was first released upon the unsuspecting public. That is, ‘once only’ unless we decide to make it again.

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Oepn yuor mnid. Use a craobwr if you msut. Snice 1997, Arorgnat Basartd Ale has denemdad taht tyrnianacl micredioty rleax its girp of opprobrium on our ciollectve couniescosnss. Few pessoss the ruiereqd isinght or detph of piversceptve to crdiet the Liuqid Arorgnace for initatgsing the rlveoituon in tsate taht it has. Hevweor, taht’s pfecertly fnie, as our hlurecaen erffots in thirstung the larlegy unlliwing wolrd farorwd rquereis no exrtneal vaditilaon. We ralieze it’s hmaun nautre to bleeive taht pregorss trowads getreanss is one’s own ieda.

The mree fcat taht yuo’re hdoinlg tihs bttloe in yuor hnad ianidctes taht yuo’re pyiang antteiton, wihch ideitammley stes you arpat form the msseas. It aslo mkaes you one Lukcy Basartd. Hewover, lcuk faovrs the blod... and the arorgnat. The trmiraivute of Arorgnat Basartd Ale, OEKAD Arorgnat Basartd Ale and Dbolue Basartd Ale are all in paly in this cvueé de Basartd you now hlod, and wihle it is idneed a Lukcy Basartd, lcuk had ntohing to do wtih it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (499) - HONG KONG - MAR 7, 2015
Clear ruby-brown, creamy fizzy beige head, watery legs. Looks, smells and tastes a lot like the Tuatara Double Trouble - drank both past their sell-by date and wonder if that's the reason for it. Aroma is overripe pear, sweet bready malt, toffee, maple syrup, grassy resinous piney hop. Tastes of sweet crisp malt, toffee, dry bitter hop, pine, spice, very light pepper, lemon. Body is bitter, a bit of slickness and spice, dry fluffy finish. A little musty (due to its age?) but tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (567) - HONG KONG - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from QClub at home (best before Jan 1, 2015 so may be a bit not fresh). Translucent copper pour like the others in the bastard series - a bit lighter. Aroma is super resinous hops - like other very hopped SD IPAs. Tastes dank and juicy - over ripe fruit (but not raisiny), but that could be due to it being past drink by date. Very bitter but with strong malty backing. A bit boozy. Tastes very similar to Tuatara Double Trouble - big big hops of all flavors (resin, ripe stone fruit, citrus), lots of malt and booze. Would be great to try fresh but this is good as is. Lasting booziness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (382) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle pour at home split, dark amber pour, biter spice aroma, very slight oak kind of sweet taste. Enjoyed this blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (264) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bomber into tulip. Looks almost like a red ale, thin rapidly dissipating head. Primarily hops on the nose, with a touch of sweet fruit. In the mouth, it’s fairly heavy. A bit of high alcohol sweetness, which I find a bit surprising for "only" 8.5%. Not sure I’d’ve said oak without knowing it was oaked, but as I do, well, it’s a bit oaky. In the finish, the hops come dominate. Finishes a bit sticky. Not bad, but I prefer straight Arrogant Bastard -- which isn’t surprising, as I"m sort of middling on the Double Bastard and Oaked Bastard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rproff78 (171) - - FEB 18, 2015
Wow! Very good and very very strong. Love stone brewing! Want to try them all now!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (610) - - FEB 13, 2015
Hazy medium copper, persistent head, thick lace. Full body, intense flavor, high alcohol heat, powerful mouthfeel, lingering palate, fruity finish. Bittersweet, just right acidity. Fruity hops, herbal, resiny. Delicious, revised my rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Appearance: between dark brown and red. Pours with very thin head! Smell: pines and fruits. Mouthfeel: smooth and silky with little carbonation. Leaves a bitter after taste. Taste: bitter hops, hint of cream/caramel. Not sure but I could sense a little smoky after taste. It's complex beer with interesting flavors. It definitely does taste something between IPA and porter. Interesting. I can easily call it a creamy hop! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Lucky bastard indeed...... I'm sure the bastard lovers will love this every 2-3 year release and I'm happy for them. Bastard series is a unique beer that no matter how many times I try I can't get into and it goes for this variation as well. One mans trash another mans treasure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (296) - - FEB 6, 2015
750ml into Spiegalu IPA glass. Pours a reddish brown with a creamy thick light tan head that’s two fingers at first and dissolves into a thin line that costs the top of the beer. Aromas of pine, slight citrus, resin, and earthy notes. Flavors of caramel, pine tar, and lemon peel. Medium carbonation, with an intense dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1132) - CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with one finger of loose ivory head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is caramel malt, pine (spruce?) resin, woody oak, citrus. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate to strong bitter. (7/10) Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter boozy finish. (4/5) There’s a lot going on in this complicate beast, and it’s probably feeling the effects of being a little past its best before, but still quite drinkable. Big presence, emphasized by an ABV that acts at least as big - and maybe a bit bigger - than it actually is. (17/20)

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