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RATINGS: 832   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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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1124) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2011
apparently a dry-hopped Arrogant Bastard? 22 oz bottle, twice decanted into a plain pint glass. dark amber in color with an off-white, near tan, head that doesn’t diminish completely but doesn’t exactly float atop. Spicy and peppery hops dominate a big malt and caramel spine, with a tiny bit of alcohol heat hiding behind the strong greenery. medium-full body and tons of brutal alpha acids obscure the malt - not the prototypical PNW hops, with more earth and vine than citrus, although it’s a quite enjoyable strong ale. would make a great IPA if it were less boozy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EKGoldings (585) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Dang tasty beer ... less abundantly hoppy than some of their other products, but I am really liking the balance in this one. Pours amber, nice head, aroma is sweet caramel, pine hops, taste is more of the same. Really quite a nice beer .. I’ll have to put a case or two in the basement.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1790) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Pours burnt orange with small off white head. Aroma is very piney, citrusey with some caramel sweetness. Taste is piney goodness that is bitter, sweet almost woody finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emarkd (98) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Nice blend of flavors. Not as bold or sour as the double bastard but with a stronger, more bitter bite. But in a good way, it a very balanced beer with lots of citrusy notes coming through. Good stuff from Stone ... again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1197) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2011
im not sure if im understanding the definition of an "american strong ale" compared to an imperial ipa, caused this tasted like a straight forward dipa to me, west coast hop bomb to be sure, citrusy and flowery, no real malt signature at all, you know what to expect from stone at this point, more of a variation on a theme.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Poured a copper reddish brown with beautiful off white head. Aroma tons of fresh hops caramel and pine. Taste was extremely bitter with a hint of oak, caramel, burnt toast, and biscuits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bomber shared at the Black Friday tasting. Pours clear dark amber with a small head. The nose is hop oil, citrus and caramel. The taste is grapefruit, caramel, ripe citrus and pine. Medium bodied. Nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bomber from Binny’s Niles. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts, toffee, oak, vanilla, piney hops, and some dark fruits. Flavors of bread, caramel malts, toffee, bitter hops, some light pine and citrus, bit of wood. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Nothing that screams this is awesome, but another solid brew as you would expect from Stone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (528) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2011
(bottle) A dark ruby-mahogany color with a thin tan head. Aroma is very hoppy with wonderful floral and sweet fruit notes (peach, strawberry, cherries) and wood. Full-bodied, soft carbonation, slightly sticky. The alcohol is more prominent and warming than I expected from the ABV. Moderately sweet caramel-malt flavor, giving way to the hop bitterness. which has a heavy grapefruit character, and woody notes. A lot of fun to sip on.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6390) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense, thick, and surging dark tan head. Plenty of spotty, stringy lace. Another nice big malty ale from Stone...the heart quickens. Big piney tangy grapefruit nose backed with tons of caramel. Yeah, these big chewy hop bomb ales are fun, and this one will be no different. Creamy medium body, approaching heavy and thick but staying just enough on the drinkable side that you can happily pour a big glass. Roasty toasty caramel and lots of pine and grapefruit on the mid-palate. Big, thick, rich, bold, and forward, with a long piney resin finish. It’s always a pleasure to drink these beers.


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