Arrogant Bastard Ale

Arrogant Bastard Ale
Tonight I sit down to watch Game 4 of the Bruins / Hurricanes series. The Bruins are down 2 games to 1, and they need to win this one. As I write this, they have already fallen behind on the scoreboard…I’m going to need a delicious beer to lull the pain!

Arrogant Bastard Ale should do the job! It’s only 7.2% ABV, but it sounds like it has a lot of personality…plus, it’s a big-old 1-pint, 6 oz bottle!

I would like to point out that the arrogantly worded bottle is hilarious. It tells me how I’m not good enough for this beer, and how I’m sophisticated enough to enjoy it. It’s probably right!

The beer has a light and fluffy head….like marshmallow! Lacing for days!

The ale tastes of strong hops and citrus…primarily grapefruit. Smells heavily of grapefruit. Tons of bitty hoppiness lingers in the back of the mouth/throat. Given the presence of grapefruit, I have to go back to last night’s review of Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA. The Dogfish was much less abrasive, and was sweeter. No knock on the Arrogant Bastard Ale, it’s just different.

Hop-heads will enjoy the Bastard, and I recommend they try it. If you don’t enjoy hoppsage, you may want to heed the warning on the label, which follows the customer support hot-line “If you don’t like this beer, keep it to yourself – We don’t want to hear from any sniveling yellow-beer-drinking’ wimps…”

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.