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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
TheEpeeist (3399) - 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 (11540) - 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 (1092) - 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 (2221) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle generously shared by JB. Pours a deep orange-amber with a thin beige skin and wispy lace. The nose is a big beautiful blend of hop notes (dank citrus, pine and wet forest) over a solid, sweet malt backing. Medium-bodied and slick with a tight, bitter finish. Sweet, round malt hides behind big citric and piny hops. If you love hops... well hell, it’s a Stone beer. You know, you’ll get your fix. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, abrasive hops, and oak. Flavour of caramel malts and hops, with a bitter hops finish. Very good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, moderately astringent. One-dimensional resinous hop odor and a very astringent, acidic, acrid, crudely bitter mouth experience. A silly beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Dark, cloudy, caramel color with good, creamy, tan head / Nose of cut pine and caramel / Medium body, fine carbonation, malty, with great, hoppy, balance and long, lightly sweet and bitter, finish / Flavors of cut pine and resin with caramel, brown sugar, and grapefruit notes / Pretty much a double ipa. Could use a little more fruit to balance out the hoppy bitterness, but still very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Deep chestnut brown with fading head. Potent slightly vanilla hopped grassy pine to smell, fairly pungent with a touch of caramel and almond. The body is slightly viscous with a tooth coating bitteringly chocolate touch and a floral piney echo lasting well into the finish. Seemingly rough and abrupt it mutates into a more balanced and nuanced finish highlighted by mocha figs and hay. Easy to drink despite its rough edges.


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