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RATINGS: 668   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle:   Dark caramel, huge ruby hue, large frothy off-white head, very nice lacing.   Looks pretty tasty.   Resiny nose, very faint aspects of pine and hops.   This is blended?   Definite resiny start, a little biting, hoppy to say the least.   Pretty simple, clean, moderate malt body.   Not as heavy as Double nor hoppy as the regular Arrogant.   Seems like a happy medium, and one that most hop heads would really like.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   A bit more malts and it would get into that Barley Wine territory.   Not getting much Oak out of this.   Perhaps a little bit on the exit.   Fairly clean, hop assertive, with a moderate malt base.   Straight forward, and pretty good.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
bottle - Deep amber pour, lingering head, ample hop rich aroma with citrus and pine hops and a hint of oak. The flavor is big. It’s pretty much Arrogant Bastard with some additional intensity of flavor and a hint of oak from the Oaked Bastard. Resinous hops and hint of oak and roast comprise a long, enjoyable finish. Tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bomber Bottle. Wow! This is one bold Bastard! Lukcy me. Nice dark pour with a strong head. Zesty, pine oak hops raisin an more hops. Fantastic brew!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Aromas of grassy citrusy hops. Flavors of serious hops which overwhelms any flavor from the malts. Not that that is a bad thing as I love hoppy beer. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall a very very good beer. Happy Anniversary Mr. Arrogant Bastard!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle. I didn’t get to have this on draft, but I heard some pretty mixed things about the draft version... which almost made me not buy the bottle, but for the price I couldn’t pass it up.. and I’m glad that I didn’t. Pours a dirty amber caramel color with a nice frothy fizzy light tan head. Aroma is awesome, super fresh piney hops, the dry hoping on this is spot on, bit of alcohol, hint of banana, caramelized brown sugar, but dominated by the dry hopping, so piney. Flavor leads with tons of dry piney sharp hops, quite an edge, then some of that mellowed oaked bastard comes in, typical arrogant charred oak/malt flavor, sweetness is kept in check, I am starting to pick up on that very light banana note now that someone mentioned it towards the finish, overall maybe my favorite of the group. Job well done. Nice body, not really sticky, great active fine carbonation, easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle from Total Wine. 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. Nice body. Overall a great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2010
I don’t even feel like wasting my time with this rating... This year’s Double Bastard I have tried on three separate occasions from three different locations and each time I find an off putting band-aid note that just kills what is one of my favorite beers. Sure enough, I find the same notes in this blending of the Bastards. Great idea by Stone but something is just off with the DBA. Call it a Mulligan from an incredible brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Same as the ordinary Bastard in every sense, except that the dry hopping leads to a earthy, resiny aroma. This is in evidence in the flavor also, caramel, pine, earth, flowers. The finish is an enormous hop bittering, hanging in there quite a bit, metal, earth, citrus. Good beer, but you must like hops to enjoy it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle from Whole Foods, San Ramon, CA. Pours a deep, mahogany color with a decent off white head. Strong presence. Molasses, dry hops, and a hint of brown sugar in the aroma. Nice, potent taste. Strong hops. Alcohol is masked. Much like the arrogant...but more chewy and more of a personality. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle pours burnt amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of peach, pear, pine, with a sweet floral hop presence. Flavor shows the same with additiona notes of oak and raisin. Overall body is moderate to full with moderate sweetness and finishes moderately bitter. Pretty well balanced.


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