RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Lukcy Basartd is a dry-hopped meeting-of-the-Bastards in a in-the-fermenter-blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Alewith 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1878) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
bottle: tropical, citra hop arouma. floral, meadowy with grass clippings. arouma is quite amazing. Hazy dark red pour, caramel malts, crisp and bready. finishes bitter and dry with some astringency. sticky sugars hang out on the lips and tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (2194) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Beautiful brick pour into the glass with a 2-finger thick fluffy eggshell head that leaves slathering lace down the inside of the glass. The nose is of toasted caramel and freshly picked hops... really nice. The flavors are of light biscuit flour, sweet caramel, toast and wet tobacco leaves. The finish is peppering fresh bitter hops, with a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is highly complex, with sweets and bitters balancing out well in the oily, full body. Very drinkable, but also a nice "special occasion" offering that suits a Lukcy Basartd such as myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bomber. A light brown head over copper. Aroma is sweet resiny action, heavy grapefruit and orange and some light/medium malt. Taste is sweet citrus hops with some bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2011
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Brown pour w/a moderate head. Sweet, woodsy aroma. Earthy flavors of smoke, roasted malt, wood/oak, candied sugar, & molassis. Smooth & easy to drink. I wasnt blown away by this one, but that may have just been me as Ive had quite a few barrell aged beers lately. Maybe Im just getting a little burned out on these, but this is when you see these out there, so you gotta get them now or wait til next year! This was a solid brew though, quite enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (6005) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 1/22/11

Aroma: Full of citrus hops (grapefruit and pineapple), resin, as well as some caramel notes
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small beige head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is rather big, with medium-heavy sweetness and heavy bitterness as well
Palate: The body of this one is fairly sticky, its medium-full, with a lengthy and fairly dry finish to it
Overall Impression: I guess Im the only person on earth who hasnt tried this one yet, huh? Its only been out for a few months, but every time it comes up in conversation the person Im talking to looks at me like Im telling them I havent tried something that has been around forever. "Seriously? You havent tried Lukcy Basartd yet?" Well, now I have, OK? Seriously though, I had been meaning to try it, I was just a little slower then the rest of the world to pick up a bottle. Anyway, I doubt anyone has made it this far into my review, but I did enjoy this beer quite a bit. It was worth trying for sure, and I would definitely drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3353) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bomber graciously shared by Muenster. Well, this is exactly what I was expecting. We had just sampled the Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Grand Cru and this one really reminds me of that. This is basically a beer that tastes more like Stone than any other Stone beer before it. The malts are the most interesting part with a mix of wood, tobacco and a distinct melon flavor that I didnt get at all in the Sierra 30th. The hops are right up front throughout, but dont quite reach full possible Stone intensity. Interesting and tastes good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3663) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
12 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. Is it really necessary to have all of the propaganda from the bottle listed here? The aroma is fruitier and somewhat floral. Scant oakiness and some sweet character is also present. Mostly transparent dark amber body with a frothy yellowish head. Starts a little sweet before a touch of vanilla makes an appearance. Papery notes in the middle with more woody barrel notes. This is just very papery, which is a bit off-putting. Finishes with herbal hop bitterness and scant astringency. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3895) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
Sparkling brown,lasting beige head.Deep malt/citrus hop nose with light alcohol.Sweet start, earthy, then citrus mid. Medium alcohol heat. Huge long lasting hop bitterness in finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ajalbert (11) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2011
A big dark red/brown color with a strong hop flavor to go with the malty body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours red-brown and transparent with a fairly large and foamy light brown head and strong lacing. Nose is potent floral hops akin to a strong IPA with a little apple and brown sugar malt. Flavor is less powerful, for lack of a better word, than the other "Bastards", with the sweet malt stepping forward more than in those. Hops are still quite strong and its a bitter experience but smooth, lightly sugared flavors are a new sensation among the Arrogants. Finish is relatively short and bittersweet. Alcohol is very well hidden. An excellent ale, like most everything from Stone Brewing Co., but its not as in-your-face as I hoped.

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