Try the Oaked version, it's much more mellow. I like Arrogant Bastard some times and other times I'll pop it and have to force it down because my tongue decides to just not like the Chinook hops that day (or most days for that matter). One day I'll taste a really good pineyness( this a word?) and then the next time it will taste extremely harsh and minty like Northern Brewer hops on steroids. Or my tongue might decide to only taste the malt complexity and it will go down more like a strong brown instead of the bastard.
Originally Posted by AZOTH99
Cheap beer Vs. good beer is alot like wine.
If all you've ever drank is piss poor pilsners that are close to water then you won't appreciate a good full bodied beer.
This has nothing to do with good beer vs. bad beer. You're talking about a smaller section of craft brewing that has intense malt, hop and alcohol flavor. I'm glad you've awakened to good beer but hold off the snobbery. This isn't a more flavor is always better argument.
Not every beer is meant to be liked by everyone. 10 years from now I hope people don't compare Boston Lager to Bud/Miller/Coors because it's one of the more tame Microbrew/Craft/whatever out there that is unoffensive and just plain awesome and easy to drink and found everywhere.