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Friday, August 27, 2010

Arrogant Bastard Ale

After initially thinking I was picking up 'Dirty Bastard', I instead
found another bastard to take home.
Their bottle is quite hilarious as they seem to poke a little fun at
breweries spending millions of dollars in advertising convincing
everyone that they are small breweries. Here is an excerpt from the
bottom of the bottle:

"Questions or comments? If you don't like this beer, keep it to
yourself ---- we don't want to hear from any sniveling
yellow-beer-drinkin' wimps, 'cause this beer wasn't made for you."

  • Brew Details: Arrogant Bastard Ale by the Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, San Diego County, CA
  • Serving Conditions: Served directly from Specs into my 'Duvel' tulip glass once I got home.
  • Appearance: Amber, almost ruby
  • Scent: Very strong citrus, grape fruit
  • Taste: Bitter, literally like a grape fruit. I love grape fruit so I do enjoy this beer.
  • Mouthfeel: bah..still don't like this weird term. Perfect consistency with a good balance of carbonation.
  • Drinkability: I am ready for a different beer once finish a glass, it doesn't hold my palet very well as it has a strong bitter aftertaste.

I personally give it a 6.5 out of 10, but that doesn't mean this is a
bad beer, it just doesn't fit my taste right now. If I was a huge IPA
fan I would probably enjoy this more as it tastes similar in citris to
some IPAs I've had. It really is an amazing beer, just not my current
flavor of choice.


  1. Have you tried Stone's Double Bastard ale? I am not real impressed with a lot of Stone brews, but the Double Bastard ale is definitely worth seeking out and trying.

  2. I haven't tried much by Stone's but I may have to pick up this Bastard. Mike had me try Double Bastard a while back, but to be honest I really don't remember what it tasted like. Maybe we need to have a Stone's Bastard challenge :)

  3. Mike,

    I've never tried the Double Bastard Ale, but I'll definitely give it a try!