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RATINGS: 662   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.

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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3.2
   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 (2664) - 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 (1384) - 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 (1449) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Dark garnet brown with a huge off white froth. Huge resinous pine and spruce in the nose with backnotes of mango, mandarin orange, grapefruit, and perfume. The flavor is a massive malty hop bomb. Huge evergreen resin, grapefruit juice, and orange with grass and floral notes in the back. Caramel and bread make up a nice balancing malt profile. The palate is thick, aggressive, and rich. Medium to high carbonation with a resinous sticky finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Thsi beer kikcs aaaasss! Porued itno my Sotne galss and hueg aroma wtih fthroy head. Dakr dark bowrn. Grtea taest wtih the dry hpo. I wlli byu moer wehn I see it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Phenomenal stuff. Pours a dark copper with a sizable, frothy off-white head. Aroma is absolutely packed full of hops, with notes of pine, mango, guava, and clementine-- gorgeous smell. Flavor is much of the same, with more of the nectar fruit mixing beautifully with evergreen hop and a touch of caramel and toffee malt for balance. Palate is actually quite thin and frighteningly drinkable. Love this stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
I fully admit that I love the regular Arrogant Bastard Ale, but I rarely order it. It’s always there, sitting on the shelves, in bars, in Vons, even Rite Aid. When I do drink it i’m always a little amazed that I don’t buy it more. Now, in contrast, I rarely ever see double bastard anywhere, even during the short period of time it’s on the shelves. When I do have it, again it’s a treat. I don’t love it, and I actually prefer the traditional version a little more. The marriage of these two beers works well. It’s like a sturdier version of AB, with a small hint of oak. It works, and it’s a pretty solid beer for Stone.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Pours a light mahogany with a fair amount of lasting foam. Tastes light compared to the original or double bastards. A fair amount of hops with some oaky characteristics. Simpler than expected, but still good and brilliant with a green onion cheese.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. Clear copper body, medium beige body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some alcohol, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some alcohol. Medium-full body, light stickiness.


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