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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
20110117 bomber from Wine World. Not a huge difference overall here from a fresh Double Bastard, but it does have a sharper resinous bitterness a a more subdued sweetness that is replaced by a woody smoothing. Lingering bitterness and some bubblegum. Almost immediate resinous hop burps. A bit less carbonated than I recall for the Bastards, but maybe just my imagination. Anyway, it’s pretty good and I enjoy seeing Stone take a tongue in cheek approach to this idea rather than just labeling it a grand cru, which I suppose they could ahve rightly done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Dark amber pour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet and pungent. Medium to full body with a syrupy sweetness that finishes strong, bitter and a little alcoholic. I can’t say that I can distinguish between the different bastards that are mixed in while drinking this but the feel is more closely related to Double Bastard.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guess30629 (3) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2011 does not count
Nice citrus aroma with slight resin background. Great balance of hop bitterness with a nice melding of sweetness that is unclear but has hints of caramel. A nice blend made by one of my favorite breweries between two of their most delicious day to day beers..oh yea with a kick

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Fresh bomber. Pours a deep amber color with a thin tan head on top. Caramel, resin, grapefruit, toffee, toasted malt aroma. Definitely hoppy, as expected with Stone. The flavor is where this one shines though with the classic Stone hop bill. Bitter resins and grapefruit supported by a thick malty backbone. Sweet toffee and caramelized malts contribute to the hefty body. This is hopped aggressively so that the dry bitter hops can match, and overtake all that malt. The dry hopping is evident. I don’t know why, anything hoppy from Stone tends to be good, but I was aprehensive about this one. I guess I’m not as big into the Imperial Red, or American Strongs these days but this one is well done, just like Stone 13th was very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3384) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma of hops, pine, caramel, and citrus. Powerful hop bitterness with caramel, pine and citrus. Big beer. Big taste and not for the faint of palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a deep brown-amber color with tinted tan head. Aroma is full of caramel malt and arrogance. The flavor hits you with a hammer, full of bitterness from both hops and chocolate malt. At first, super aggressive but surprisingly drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Deep amber color pour with a foamy top. Aroma of hops and a bit of malt and wood. Flavor is exactly what you would expect a Stone Bastard brew to be. No surprises, but very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1303) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a deep amber color. Aroma is of hops, tree bark, and citrus. Flavor is of centennial hops, cascade hops, and grapefruit. Leaves a very strong hop finish. This is definitely not for people who don’t like hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2011
I am a Lukcy Bastard for trying this beer! aroma is sweet hops. Pours a transparent brown with a nice off whiite head. All kinds of cool crap floating around inside the glass! taste is a great hop punch, with a very filling mouth feel. Aftertaste is nice and bitter. Too bad I only have 1 bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle 650ml
Aroma: Neat citrus aroma , fresh , clean frontal feel. Caramel follow up together with mango and peach.
Appearance: slight haze , ruby-brown with large creamy top. Sticky lace on glass walls. 4-
Flavour and Palate: Medium plus bodied. Leafy overtone hop character. Fairly mild carbonation. Brown-caramel malt blend. Mild hop citric finish. Nice offering but not great one.


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