Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Brewing Co.
With a name like Arrogant Bastard Ale you have to give this a try, I will admit that this is not my first taste of this ale or will it be my last. A friend of mine always gives me some of this for my birthday. Not sure if there is a hint there.
Anyway let’s get on to the beer!
Arrogant Bastard Ale pours a rich copper/orange to an amber color leaving an off white head with a height of ¾ of an inch. The head hangs around for bit of time as the color settles down into the glass into a beautiful golden amber and copper mix.
Arrogant Bastard Ale has a complex smell at first you get a blast of malty along with the little citrus of the hops and then going in a second time I get a total different smell. On the next smell this time it is of a sweeter caramel like to a vanilla.
The aroma seems to change as it sees fit and that is not a bad thing at all.
The moment I have been waiting for finally getting to taste Arrogant Bastard Ale. On first drink you get the hops coming in strong with some bitterness in the end. After a few drinks you get more of the citrus flavors going in stronger and stronger, but you still have the subtle sweetness that make it a very complex and great flavor that is balanced very well.
Arrogant Bastard Ale is a great beverage that I enjoyed without any complaints from me. Wait did I say without complaints, the only complaint I have to have more of this in the fridge at all times.
This is a great overall beer that is a great beer with a little bite to knock the winter chill off.
Verdict 5 of 6
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