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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (228) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Site was down yesterday (and I was not smart enough to write notes) so going off of memory. The smell and the mouth feel long after me taking a drink reminded me of pot so much, that I looked up if hops and marijuana were related. So, smell had a piney, dank like smell. It poured a dark amber with a half inch, dense creamy head. It was hop bitterness throughout on initial drinking, but as the beer warmed up, there was a caramel backed sweetness to it. I did prefer it after it warmed up a bit. Did not get any citrus from the hops. More of the pine type. Do not recall a major woodiness tasting in it. Mouth felt like it was coated afterwards. Reminded me of pot. I think it might have to do with the dry-hopped nature of the beer (as another dry hopped beer I had before gave me that same mouth feel. Overall, I really enjoyed the beer, but am not sure I would buy again due to the price. It is not great enough to buy as a treat (like I do with a Chimay Grande Reserve), and there are so many other beers I enjoy that are cheaper. That might be the biggest downfall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (506) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle shared with friends. Thanks Tristan. Aroma: woody, caramel, vanilla, alcohol. App: clear amber with minimal head. Taste and palate: light medium body, medium sweetness, slightly bitter finish. Overall: more like a red ale than a strong ale. Bottle said to drink fresh, maybe it wasn’t.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Clear dark cooper brown, tan head. Looks beautiful. Aroma is citrus, pine, malty; smells like imperial IPA. Delicious pine bitter, slight sweetness of caramel slightly roasted malt. Citrusy piney herbal grassy fresh hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
drank this after southern tier creme brulee so i must say it was a nice change of pace. nice amber effervescence. lacing is long lasting which i like. to me, it taste like a lighter version of the other bastards. i would expect it to have a bolder flavor but the lightness of it made if for me. another nice effort from stone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
Bomber kindly hauled by oldmanriver from source, "Drink by Jan 1, 2015 - Don’t cellar". Tantalisingly/frustratingly dyslexic label, in line with a grammatically challenged arrogant bastard who’s spent a few years in a tun. - Sprucy nose, green woodbranch, Chinook&Centennials in harsh, resinous, upfront harmony. Same in taste, with an almost unnoticeably balanced malt base adding some caramels to the astringent wood tones. No real fruity hops, this beer like its mother lode is all about the harsher pine, spruce and resins, but mercifully cushioned by a rich yet lean and layered DIPA malt body. West Coast Engineered IPA perfection, which is just a notch below organically flawed perfection for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Tap. Pours a clear dark Amber body with a small frothy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is citrusy hops with a caramel maltiness and just a light hint of oak. The flavor is pretty subdued on the hops for a Stone beer, still plenty of citrusy hops, but the bitterness is on the lighter side. The sweet underlying maltiness is tempered nicely with the hint of oakiness on the finish. Medium bodied and a big clingy with fine fizzy carbonation. Pretty easy drinking for a Stone beer, the oak really mellows this out nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2504) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Clear rich deep mahogany in colour with a large and long lasting off-white coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of pine, grapefruit, citrus, resin, light sweetness but so incredibly hoppy. The flavour is thick and chewy, long lasting bitterness, lots of pine, noticeable alcohol, caramel sweetness. Bitter mouthfeel, large body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, warm, very bitter, lingering sweetness. A big American Barley Wine really, hot at times. Give me Ruination any day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2015
I like it, but I can't tell the difference between this and regular Arrogant Bastard. I think I was a little hard on it because it cost more than the regular(with no discernible difference). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (881) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Deep Ruby pour, minimal off white head. Aroma is piney hops, wet wood, sherry, some candy sweetness. Quite bitter throughout with oak, bitter orange, toasted malt, slightly herbal. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at Brave Horse Tavern, Seattle. Dark caramel, thick foam. Musty deep malt aroma. Sweet, orange-citrus tinge. Vanilla and bittering. Smooth, very well balanced. Oak and alcohol. Tasty, tannic and sharp.


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