Saturday, May 2, 2009

Arrogant Bastard Ale (Stone)

Arrogant Bastard Ale (Stone Brewing)

Ratebeer 3.93 99th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +3

BAM, as soon as you open the bottle the nose of floral hops, light citrus fruits and alcohol fills the room. This is one complicated beer; huge grapefruit and pine hops, roasted malts and weak coffee. If you can get past the oily bitterness, it is a great beer. Not a smooth drinking beer, its a little stinging.

Aftertaste +2

The bitter hops slips down your gullet, warming and burning all the way down. The residue is a warm coffee and tart malt.
Alcohol Content +1 7.2%

Value +1

This is one of the best ales I have ever tried. Sort of a mix between porter and IPA.

Ingame Enhancement +1

I found this beer in the scuzziest CBAW ever. Their dusty wine selection was stored in a yellow milk crate on the floor. They even sold tequila that came in a glass gun. You could almost see the line from the door to the BUD Light cooler.
Overall 8/10 BOOM HEADSHOT

I have had this beer before and remember it being just as complex. If you like your beers strong, hoppy and complex, then look no further. It has a catchy name also.

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