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RATINGS: 665   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumanBeing (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Excellent beer. Hoppy and big. On tap in a snifter. Loved the big hoppy taste. Bastard of a beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Draft @ Brass Tap. A deep amber color beer with a tall beige head. Nice nose, big on toasted malts, fat leafy green hops, and caramel notes. Medium to full body with a rich, smooth texture and good carbonation. Big resinous hop notes help give this one solid bitterness however the sweetness of the caramel notes to a lot to balance it out, the toasted malt background shines through as does a wood note. Solid bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
22 oz bomber shared by jb. Pour is a hazed orange tan, with a smallish light tan head. Pretty, unfiltered look. Aroma is bright, bold hops, very dank and resinous. There is also a strong spice rye malt. As it warms, some tannic wood appears as well. Complex integrated nose. Taste is big resin hops initially, dank and earthy, followed by the wood, and the rough rye spices malt of the nose. Palate is medium bodied, very (pleasantly) abrasive in the mouth, and featuring a dry hop finish. The aftertaste has lingering wood tannins. Overall, fun beer, really aggressive. Thanks for bringing this one back and sharing it John.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1585) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Great concept. Lots of AB flavors running around all over the place, with hints of spicy vanilla and oak. Heavy malt, minor booze notable. Note tooooooo different from all those beers already, but tasty nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Mehhh. Dark and frothy appearance. I couldn’t really differentiate this much from a regular bastard. Same strong caramelly flavor and medium hoppiness. The dry hopping was hardly noticeable. Overall, dissapointing, but not a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3297) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear burgundy brown with a tannish head. Nose is pine, orange juice, toffee and gin. Been a long time since i’ve tried any of the Bastards. With the first sip i’m reminded of why they were an early favorite. Medium body with bright carb. Taste is orange peel, lemon cough drops and caramel. Kind of muddled hopwise but tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured a very dark cloudy orange. Aroma is very sweet on the caramelized malts with a good bit of oak. Taste is very heavy on citrus hops, with a very deep lingering bitterness. The oak creates a good bit of sourness on this ale, mixing in very nicely with the citrus. The mouthfeel is ridiculously good on this one. The carbonation is very soft as well with a medium-heavy ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a clear copper-amber color with a finger or so worth of off-white head. S: Smells intensely hoppy, much like Arrogant Bastard. Lots of piney and citrus peel hop notes which are quite pleasant. Follows with caramel and brown sugar and apples. T: The flavor is really nothing like the aroma. The hoppiness is not really there other than a bit of bitterness. There is an intensely sweet flavor that is almost like candied apples. A touch of alcohol is present as well. Maybe just a bit oxidized as well. M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. D: The smell of this was really great, but the flavor was sort of weird. A bit too sweet and appley for my tastes. But, an interesting enough to keep me coming back.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Houston. Pours a dark brown with a reddish tint and an off-white head. Nose is of citrus and pine. Taste is yummy citrus, oak and malt. Mouthfeel is medium and resinous with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Want more of this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Draft at Rich O’s. Deep amber, approaching brown body. Fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting. The aroma is dominated by grapefrit and floral hops with a hint of resin. Notes of toasted grain, caramel and bread. Lightly yeasty with some doughy notes and a bit of earthiness. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. The finish is lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body turning full in the finish, syrupy texture and lively carbonation. Very much like a double IPA, but without the complexity. Both aroma and flavor are hop forward. the taste is full or orange and grapefruit with a thick, malty backbone that doesn’t, surprisingly, add much to the flavor making this a one-trick pony beer. What’s there, however, is enjoyable, especially if you like big hops.


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