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RATINGS: 2553   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a lacerative muther of a beer. The evil big brother of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is strongly suggested you stay far, far away from this beer. Those foolish enough to venture close enough to taste will experience a punishingly unforgiving assault on the palate. ’Course there’s always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%, 2016 - 11%.

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3.7
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 2005 bomber. Consumed 11/23/2005.
I found this to be quite similar to the DFH 90-minute IPA, though, for my money, I prefer the 90-minute. The 90-minute is dryer, with slightly more flavor and slightly less alcohol, which I prefer, at least in an ale.

4.2
TomTiedemann (249) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
pour from a bomber, amber brown color. off white head, lacey. settled to an amber orange color. aroma is malty and hoppy with a hint of spice. taste is strong of hop and malt combined. malt gets sweet for a minute in the after taste. great brew

4
Cbuk1013 (248) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
This is a very good beer but it’s definitely over hyped. Like many of Stone’s beers.

4.1
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2010 vintage. Pours brown with a white halo of head. Smell: Citrus, lemons, grapefruit, caramel malts and a ton of them, pine and toffee. Taste: Caramel, some chocolate, pine, grapefruit and a touch of molasses. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is malty but long and bitter very good!

4.1
jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh.Pours dark hazy orange. Nice head. The aroma is rich citrus hoppiness with sweet malts. And yes this is hoppy and bitter. That said, comparing this with many contemporary west coast US style ales, not so unusual these days... actually nae, This is one rich hoppy bastard ! What I particularly like about this is the way that the relatively massive hop bitterness doesn’t in any way derail the wonderful malts and hop flovours. It just works. They got this spot on, as they did with Arrogant. Had this a few times now and certainly will again.

4.1
Antonio369 (246) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2017
65 cl bottle, served in a snifter. Poured hazy amber with a light tan three finger head. Aroma: candy, overripe banana, pineapple, caramel. Taste: toffee, butterscotch, cotton candy, overripe banana, pineapple, raisins, ginger, vanilla, spices, christmas cake, raisin bread, roasted nuts, cloves. Thick and quite spicy mouthfeel. Medium to full body with a very nice more bitter than sweet finish. Also a lingering gingery spiciness in the long finish. Alcohol nicely hidden. Tastes like a barley wine, especially 'Bommen en Granaten' by 'De Molen' is almost identical to this. But a really fantastic brew on its own! Really enjoying this...

4.2
User57106 (246) - - NOV 13, 2007
bottled, consumed 11/13/07. Pours a deep golden brown with a plentitude of swirling tiny bubbles. The head is modest and dissipates quickly to a thin off-white skin. Big hoppy aroma of grapefruit with some molasses notes, too. Thick, slick mouthfeel with a cola-like carbonation/mild burn. Sweet and malty in the front and cleanly bitter and lingering in the back. Alcohol flavor is there, but not as noticeable as you’d expect a 10% beer to be. Man, this is a good, well-balanced beer.

4.4
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 Strong, big, thick, rich, luxurious, malty, hops, sweetly balanced, smooth, and palatable. What more is there to say? Awesome.

4.3
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2009
750ml Bottle. Pours a bright and deep golden hazy ale with a huge white head which lasts the duration. A thick syrupy palate, very sweet and strong with huge hop smell and taste and bite. Very heavy and great with some spicy nachos and chili. This beer will kick you in the butt

4
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2004
bottle from23rd street Dark red red color,this is super hopped bitterness too,medium-heavy body.some alcohol kick ,lil sweet doe.this is the stronger heaviver than the first bastard great nontheless


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