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OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Company

OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale

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Overall: 8.00/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 7.20%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Dark Amber
  • Poured clear with a nice looking, large, tan, frothy foam that you could almost eat. Nice retention with great spider web lacing.

    A really good beer for the sniffer just as it is on the eye. Lots of sweet, molasses, brown sugar scents up front. There is splashes of breadiness and a big hit of floral hops that helps to offset the large amount of malt.

    This is a strange but really interesting balance of big hops and big malt. Up front there is a blast of citrus hops but not overwhelming. The middle through the end give sweet and molasses malt flavors. They give a sense of nuttiness, even a strange earthiness. A bit of earthiness and citrus hops bitterness aftertaste. A little dry.

    Medium carbonation and body with a sort of creaminess and even oiliness on the lips make for a crisp and clean beer.

    Much more hops than I expected for the style but the west coast floral hops does the beer justice. Definitely a unique beer in which there is a good balance. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 21:17:13
  • Tasted: Thursday, October 15, 2009
  • $3.00 for 12 oz. bottle