PhillyCraft (2759) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Stupid commercial description. Stupid spelling. Pours an amber brown with medium head that didn’t last. Notes of hop booze, heavy pine, toffee, malts, wood, and oranges. Lots of candy sugar in this. Med to heavy carbonation with medium body. Just too much for me
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 1/31/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours dark cola brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is full of caramel malt and fading hops, with plenty of pine, citrus, and just a touch of brown sugar. The flavor is the same, quite malty, with the intensely bitter pine and citrus hops dominating the back of the palate. The body is full with average, but very smooth, carbonation and a very long caramel malt and piney resin hops finish. After a long while, I get a bit of a smokey and oaky note on the finish. Although I believe that this is past its prime (I tasted it on the "Enjoy By" date), it is still pretty vibrant and is definitely a Stone beer.
fidelis83 (1790) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper pour with a 1 finger, soapy, yellow cake head. Nice citrus and pine right up front in the nose, caramel, toffee, spicy hops, carmelized tree fruit, and a hint of earth. Flavor is dark caramel, twiggy wood notes, lots of pine, lots of citrus too, but the pine really takes it, yeasty, crusty bread, husky grain and some light booziness. Heavy body with a creamy, syrupy entry, light, but fairly sharp carbonation and dry, slightly astringent finish. Pretty tasty stuff, a little rough around the edges, but it seems to come together into a nice package.
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark golden brown, tan head, minimal lacing, Malt and resin nose, I'm tasting the Oaked notes on my tongue, malty smoky aftertaste
-To IPA is to be.
dhunter151 (445) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good balance between malts and hops. Tastes of bread, malt and citrus. I liked it better than the Double Bastard.
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timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle with enjoy by date of Jan 31, 2013. Pours a reddish copper, mostly clear with a little sediment floating. Nice tan white fluffy head with good retention. A nice cap stayed throughout the glass. Aroma is light but it does have a nice citrus, piney smell. Taste is a great balance of malts and hops. Grapefruit citrus flavor in the beginning with a caramel/toffee middle and a piney resin finish. Get a bit of sweetness but then the finish is nice and dry. Mouth feel is good with a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall I really liked this hybrid of the Bastard series, found it very well balanced and flavorful.
cards04 (1389) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep mahogony with nice bubbly off-white head and lacing. Very dank and resinous aromas. Very green and vegetal smelling. Touches of sweet citrus aromas. Flavours are very bready and malty at first. Sweet caramel, then nice bitter piney hops. The palate is perfect...thick and full, with a bit of carbonation. Excellent stuff.
rxeight (975) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby pour. Has a decent hop presence. Hoppy malty taste. Definately from the bastard family. Havent had the regular arrogant bastard lately but this seemed like the same thing. Much lighter than the double bastard which i just had.
pinkie (391) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 This poured dark with a ruby hue. Some yeast like speckles on the initial pour but settles down clear. Ample off white head that dwindled slowly to a nice ring and cap. Excellent retention and good legs. Nose is inviting bitter hops, grapefruit with sweet malt underneath. Oaked presence off the nose and a little pine. Hops are softer on the nose than on the palate. Slick, resiny, long finish but slightly wet with a bitter aftertaste. Body is medium heavy, a touch imbalanced, and favors the sweet aspect of the malt and citrus despite the abundance of bitterness. It’s an agreeable contradiction though at 8.5 ABV.
SPDickerman (859) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich burnished copper with a large light beige head. Smells of bold hops, larger than life malts, and a touch of oak. Taste is bitter, grapefruit, and some caramel and toffee sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale finishes with a bitter tingle.