Full Review
Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co.
- Arrogant Bastard Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Stone Brewing Co.
- Arrogant Bastard Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
Dark copper red color. Brash aromas of grapefruit rind, woodsy herbs, jalapeño, basil, and resinous pine with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, hoppy spiced nut, herb, peppercorn, pine plank, and citrus peel finish. A strong ale for hopheads.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Smooth & Mild, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit rind, woodsy herbs, jalapeño, basil, and resinous pine
Taste Flavor: long, hoppy spiced nut, herb, peppercorn, pine plank, and citrus peel
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A strong ale for hopheads.
The Producer

Stone Brewing Co.

The Producer
1999 W. Citracado Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92029
USA
1 760-471-4999
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.