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RATINGS: 4270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t 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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4.4
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Surprising i like this more then i thought i would. Poured a ruby color with a small to medium head. Left good lacing on the glass. Smell citrus and hoppy. Taste sweet to start, then turns bitter. Very good beer."

4.3
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Like a cheap skunky latin american malta vigor drink with a punch of alcohol. I liked the complex fruity undetone but I did not like the turn it took as it warmed. Most of this beer’s cousins would improve a little with warmth but this one does not. Nor does it play nice in a beer tasting.

3.8
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
Bottle thanx to Luke. Brown colour with a small off-white head. Sweet, grasst, hoppy, grape fruity aroma and taste. Medium to full body with a sweet bitter dry finish.

3.7
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Deep mahogany pour, off white head. Thick, lovely lacing. Nose is grapefruit and some roasted malts. Flavors follow the nose, but more complex - lightly roasted malt, citrusy grapefruit, and a touch of sweetness - but just a touch! Finish is slightly bitter rising from the sides of the tongue. Very nice - for an arrogant bastard...

4
twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 2, 2006
Delicious beer. Dark red. Some malt. Hop overload. Oddly smooth. Excellent.

3.8
CMUBEERMAN (444) - - DEC 31, 2005
This one runs hot and cold. And I’ve found it to have quite a few variations from bottle to bottle and tap to tap. It’s always pretty good, but some times it is really good. Ton of hops and grassy sweetness. Amazingly smooth mouthfeel. It could go to a 4, but I’ll keep it at 3.8 due to it’s variation.

3.9
Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
This Christmas ale was a big surprise. The neagtive hype on the bottle had me wondering what I was going to experience. The head formed nicely not over frothing. The color is a deep mahogany. The aroma was of hops and roasted malt. The complex flavors kept me wanting more. This is an ale to seek out. This certainly is a "worthy" ale.

3.6
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Had on tap at the Yard House. Medium mahoganey pour with minimal halo of a head. Reeks of grapefruity hops, alcohol, citrus grove. It’s hoppy. The taste is mostly hops, abusive, numbing hops. Almost totally linear like chewing on the pith of an underripe grapefruit. Maybe some raw, earthy, grassy barley at the finish. Pithy, ridiculously astringent, dry. Interesting, but not something I’d trip my grandma for to get the last bottle on earth.

4.3
bugpilot (5) - Brisbane, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005 does not count
This ale has a lot to say. Terrific stout-bitter start with a complex and strong finish, lots of things going on here. My friends and I like to call this the "motor oil" of ales! That’s not nessessarily a bad thing however, if your a strong-ale person. Don’t take the "warning" on the back of the bottle lightly though, some people will definately NOT like this one. Arrogant Bastard Ales is by all regards an aquired taste! Cheers!

4
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 22 0z. bottle - Pours a deep ruby red color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is your typical Stone well hopped beer. You can actually taste some malt in this beer. Slight sweetness with very little aftertaste. Medium body. A very good beer.


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