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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   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.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (515) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Good balance between malts and hops. Tastes of bread, malt and citrus. I liked it better than the Double Bastard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1599) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Celebrating an incredible Ravens win in 2OT! Rich, deep brown hue, a beautiful even head -- classic looks. Interesting aroma, hinting at chocolate, varnish, dark fruit. This drinks with an equally complex character ... rich and malty, but piled with all kinds of subtexts -- honey, caramel, tree sap, and grapefruit in the very finish. Nice. (#4897, 1/12/2013)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/31/2013. Pours slightly hazy red amber color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, floral, grass, orange rind, toast, caramel, oak, pine, bread, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop/malt notes. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, toast, tangerine, citrus rind, caramel, pine, floral, grass, bread, oak, and herbal earthiness. Good amount of citrus piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, floral, pine, caramel, toast, grass, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent flavor complexity of hop flavors with a nice malt balance; and minimal cloying bitterness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with and fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent American strong ale. Great hop complexity and balance of malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2013
22oz dark red pour with a white head of cream. Aroma is rich malt and spicy and bitter hops. The flavor is dominated by bitter hops. The malt backbone is deep in the background; not the star of the show. Body is full and well rounded. The hops seem a bit raw and rough, but definitely a powerful statement. 6/3/7/3/16


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