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Ernie3 01-02-2009 08:42 PM

Brewers Best California Imperial Pale Ale
 
Anyone ever make this one? I went to my LHBS looking for an India Pale Ale kit and they were out. The guy who I spoke with said that this is pretty much the same thing except for different hops.

So I did purchase it and looked online and it turns out this is supposed to be similiar to something called, "Arrogant Bastard". I have never heard of this before. Has Anyone here ever had it?

Talloak 01-02-2009 09:08 PM

I have never made that kit before. However, Arrogant Bastard is tasty. It is produced by Stone Brewing Co. out of San Diego, or the surrounding area I think. I don't think you can buy it in six packs normally. Only comes in Deuces.

Ernie3 01-02-2009 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Talloak (Post 1038952)
I have never made that kit before. However, Arrogant Bastard is tasty. It is produced by Stone Brewing Co. out of San Diego, or the surrounding area I think. I don't think you can buy it in six packs normally. Only comes in Deuces.


Is it similar to an IPA? LOL what is a Deuce.....I have never heard that before?

jasonh 01-02-2009 09:19 PM

I believe he's referring to a 22oz bottle.

Ernie3 01-02-2009 09:41 PM

Is that kind of like a Bomber?

s3n8 01-02-2009 09:47 PM

This was the first kit I brewed. I remember it being a big flavorful and quite bitter beer. I liked it quite a bit.

cdburg 01-03-2009 02:28 AM

You can find out more about Arrogant Bastard here:

Arrogant Bastard Ale

Beer Advocate calls it an "American Strong Ale." Basically, it's stronger than an IPA (maltier mostly) but hoppier than a strong ale. It's a good beer. It doesn't really fit into any BJCP style though.

Austinhomebrew 01-03-2009 02:33 AM

The Brewer's Best California Imperial pale kit is my recipe. It is designed to taste just like Arrogant Bastard. It is a good kit if you really like Chinook hops.

L.D. Carlson asked me to create a couple kits for them in the "Bold" series. The Russian Imperial Stout is mine as well. Let me know what you think.

Forrest

Righlander 01-03-2009 03:27 AM

What's the recipe?

nowise 01-03-2009 03:55 AM

Ooh I love me some Arrogant Bastard! Along with DFH 90 Minute, it's what turned me on to craft beer. If the kit is anything like it, you shouldn't be dissapointed.


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