Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA

Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale is not exactly what I expected when I ordered it. I was expecting a darker beer as the name and logo suggests. However, instead I got a lighter tasting beer that was probably the best thing I ordered at Bukowski's that night. Behind the overwhelming alcoholly bite, there was a whisper of grape fruit and other citrus flavors. This fruity offset provided an intriguing yin to the overbearing infused alcohol yang. This is definitely a strong ale as it packs a 7.2% ABV. I liked what I got from Stone and I may have to find more of their beers. The Bastard gets a 3.5.

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