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RATINGS: 4153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
Intense Hoppy aroma and flavor balanced with roasted and caramel malt. Medium to heavy bodied with a creamy long lasting head. This is truely an ale with an attitude! Well done!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Pours a rich redish brown color and makes a thick offwhite head. Head retention is great and laces the glass nicely all the way down. Smell is rich and inviting. Heavily roasted and malty aromatics fill my nose. Flavor opens up bitter and spicy, and then the rich and roasted character appears again with a nice layering of hop flavor and finishes with a malty sweetness. This beer is so unique, the flavor profile is really unlike any other beer I have ever tried. Mouthfeel is medium to full and leaves a slight sticky coating on the throat, warming as it goes down. Arrogant Bastard is incredibly tasty, drinkable and in my opinion a nice session beer... cause frankly you cant drink much else after the havok this wreaks on your pallate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Bomber. Poured a beautiful garnett with a large frothy, off-white (almost yellowish) head with excellent lacing, fully lasting. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, freshly cut papaya, honeydew, bread, some yeast. Moderately sweet and bitter in the fore with a rich toffee sweetness, moderate to heavily bitter in the end with an extra long bitter finish, somewat metallic, lightly astringent. Slightly oily, medium dryness in the finish, medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation. This beer looked great in the glass and smelled good too, but for all the hooplah I was expecting something better.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beisen (90) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a red/brown with a small amount of head. Strong, in your face hops with a very sour finish. It has a smooth mouthfeel, and left nice lacing on the glass. I think my expectations were too high for this, I thought it would be more than it is. Id take their IPA over this any day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aguyintx66 (90) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle. Poured dark amber with a tan head. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste of caramel and roasted malts. Finishes bitter with a hint of grapefruit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whiskeyrocks (90) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Such a good beer... has everything you could ask for. Amazing smell. Thick creamy head. Deep dark ale color. And the taste is where its at. Hoppy and amazing. Nuf said

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
22 0z bottle. Pours dark carmel with a beige head. solid hoppy flavor of pine. Very balanced though. One of this brews highlights is the great mouth feel. I think the extra carbination hepls. savor this one.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 18, 2013
Everytime I have this beer I think i will finally conclude that its isnt all its cracked up to be. Everytime it surprises me again, as one of the best craft beers out there period! I think if stone had made it as some exclusive hard to find seasonal, it would get even high ratings than it already does. Has amazing spicy pine entry that finishes with lucious passionfruit understones. The complexity and depth of a barlywine melded with the drinkability of an apa...Even though their stupid "our beer is too intense for you" marketing gimmick has gotten old, stones flagship beers never will.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
A good beer, though I was expecting more from it. Very hoppy yet pretty smooth. Its a good beer with lots of hops!

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
elgavilancillo (89) - Long Beach, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 strong ale indeed nice head and body with a sweet taste at first than strong alcohol taste love it!


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