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Old 01-30-2006, 09:10 PM   #11
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Crap, somehow I missed the entire word 'never'. Reminds me of when I learned flammable and inflammable mean the same thing. We just started getting the good stuff over here, so I'm keeping my hopes up...we are getting DFH now!
if not, maybe we can work a swap
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:17 PM   #12
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from that statement i assume you've never had THE ARROGNAT BASTARD ALE from Stone? OH-MAMA!!!! that, like Hop Rod Rye, is a beer-life changing experience......
Hey Dude, sorry to jack your thread, but this seemed a good time to get a pressing question answered.

So, Arrogant Bastard...is it hoppy, or just bitter? I had one maybe six months ago. I don't really recall a real hoppy taste or aroma...all I can remember is that it was overpoweringly bitter. That Hopzilla we had tho, DeRoux...that one was really bitter (wasn't it?), but you don't notice the bitter so much because you're overwhelmed by the hop aroma and flavor.

The Hopzilla I'd call hoppy, but the Bastard to me was just bitter, or am I mis-remembering it? And Hop Rod Rye...where does it fit in there?
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Why yes, perhaps we can...
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:37 PM   #14
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So, Arrogant Bastard...is it hoppy, or just bitter? I had one maybe six months ago. I don't really recall a real hoppy taste or aroma...all I can remember is that it was overpoweringly bitter. That Hopzilla we had tho, DeRoux...that one was really bitter (wasn't it?), but you don't notice the bitter so much because you're overwhelmed by the hop aroma and flavor.

The Hopzilla I'd call hoppy, but the Bastard to me was just bitter, or am I mis-remembering it? And Hop Rod Rye...where does it fit in there?
well, i read this post while i was drinking a Hop Rod Rye last night (site was down, so i couldn't respond). and, i really think the Arrogant Bastard and the Hop Rod Rye are very close in style and bitternes. the Hopzilla @ Two Rows is very bitter, but it's balanced pretty good. give the Arrogant Bastard another try, and i beat you'll like it a bit more this time. the Arrogant Bastard is a big hoppy brown ale, i assume along the lines of the DFH India Brown Ale. but, i doubt it's better than the almighty Bastard!
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I picked up a Twisted Thistle and a Dead Guy Ale last night. I almost got an AB, but I'm just not sure I'm worthy yet.

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i drink arogant b. ale all the time, and i hate brown ales. to me they are everything a beer is not supposed to be: light in alcohol, sweet, not bitter, with no hop aroma. i would not consider 'newscastle brown ale' which i always thought was a brown ale in the same category as arrogant bastard ale, they are 100 percent different.

arogant. b ale is 7 percent abv, bitter as hell, with a moderate hop aroma, and its more pale than brown....

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i drink arogant b. ale all the time, and i hate brown ales. to me they are everything a beer is not supposed to be: light in alcohol, sweet, not bitter, with no hop aroma. i would not consider 'newscastle brown ale' which i always thought was a brown ale in the same category as arrogant bastard ale, they are 100 percent different.

arogant. b ale is 7 percent abv, bitter as hell, with a moderate hop aroma, and its more pale than brown....
well, take a gander at the web site or check these tasting notes from beer advocate. almost all call it a deep ruby, dark amber american ale, etc.
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/92/

didn't see a Pale ale description listed..........
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I picked up a Twisted Thistle and a Dead Guy Ale last night
The Dead Guy Ale by Rogue? Have you tried it?
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The Dead Guy Ale by Rogue? Have you tried it?
tasty brew, and strong!

supposed to be a maibock style, but not real traditional.
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well, i read this post while i was drinking a Hop Rod Rye last night
Ha! I drank one last night too. Forgot how freaking good that stuff is.

I also had the Victory Hop Wallop. I was very surprised at how pale it was. It was damn good though. LOL, I even made my wife try both of them. Well actually I guilted her into it because she yelled at me not five minutes before I opened the Hop Devil because she saw the empty can of Murphy's stout sitting on the counter, and asked when I drank it. I told her when I got off work that morning, so she said she wished I would wait before I try new beers so she can sample it too. HAHA....so I made her try the Hop Devil, (she actually said not as bad as the others...), and then the Hop Rod Rye. She said that it tasted like SOAP!!!! LOL.....

Anyway, the Hop Wallop: Really nice aroma, I swear I got almost a lime citrus thing at first. Very smooth bitterness, but definitely a highly hopped beer. I'm VERY impressed with everything I've had from Victory so far. Give me a sixer of this stuff any day.
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