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style
RATINGS: 4122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably wont like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16240) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Red ruby color, small tanned head. Strong flowery hoppy nose. All hops, hops and hops with some sweetness underlying. Not very complex beer - propably heaven to hopheads, not for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2847) - Finspng, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
([email protected] Beer Festival 2005) Dark amber colour. Ok head. Hop, caramel and malt aroma. Very hoppy, very bitter, very complex.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Ahhh... at last we meet, you arrogant SOB! Nothing like what I expected, but quite amazing nonetheless. Strong, stark, attack of licorice at first bite, with a symphony of woody, earthy, undertones for support. In spite of this, quite mild over the top to the finish, with a warm, bold, bitter (but not agressively so) finish. Color and lacing? Tres magnifique! I thought Fat Tire was good until I drank this... Uhhh, sorry, I AM worthy! I want some more!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18731) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Nice shiny dark amber with a small brownish head. A bit maltyand fruity at first then it turns clearly hoppy. Very hoppy dry flavor, some pine and grapefruit. Even more hops and bitterness in the long finish. Lovely, but not a beer you drink alot of in one evening...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
([email protected] Beer Festival 2005) Deep red-brownish color with a small but tight head. Slightly stuffy and wineous aroma with some smokiness and berries. Very dry, aromatic hoppiness in the flavor - almost like eating raw hop pellets. Too much hops at this point of tasting, not very balanced IMO.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1386) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Clear maroon red color. Average head, good head retention. Aroma is sweet & fruity, cherry. Taste is chocolate, with a nice hop finish. Creamy, goes down very easy. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2005
(sampled draught at Stockholm Beer Festival) Clear reddish brown with a rich stable tan head. Wonderful fruity aroma of plums, cherries, figs and chocolate with a earthy undertone. Thick sweet flavour of cherries, caramel and yellow fruit. Creamy and solid mouthfeel. Dry grapefruity hops in the long aftertaste. Brilliant stuff!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2005
I have had this in the bottle and on tap at Blind Tiger and Gingerman in NYC. This past time I had a 20 oz pint from the tap. This stuff is frikken awesome. Just flat out fantastic. Dark, sweet, smooth malts of varying fruit and chocolates envelope and sometimes even contain loads of citrusy, fresh hops. A hop lovers delight and the standard of American Strong Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - SEP 27, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Smells of prunes, malts, hops, and alcohol. Tastes more or less the same as it smells. Huge flavor. I have to be in the right mood for this beer because sometimes its a bit overwhelming. But like they say, its aggressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 This is a delicious beer. I was skeptical at first of a beer with a reputation for arrogance. But I must admit, this is one of the singularly tastey american beers Ive had. Arrogant Bastard Tip #1: Share this beer with friends and family. Arrogant Bastard Tip #2: Drink this beer with food. Arrogant Bastard Tip #3: Let the beer sit in the glass for a little while if you can... it only gets better as it approaches room temperature. This is not an overrated beer. There is a depth of flavor in Arrogant Bastard which is beyond pleasant. Sure its hoppy as hell, but its got the nice dark malts and a delicious alcohol to back it up. Drink up. Enjoy. I dont think I have tasted a beer which is so clearly a product of the culture of the United States, yet with such an exotic feel to it. And yes, there is definitely pineapple in the aroma.


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