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Old 01-02-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default 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?


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Old 01-02-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 01-02-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
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I believe he's referring to a 22oz bottle.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:41 PM   #5
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Is that kind of like a Bomber?
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:47 PM   #6
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This was the first kit I brewed. I remember it being a big flavorful and quite bitter beer. I liked it quite a bit.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:28 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:33 AM   #8
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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.

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Old 01-03-2009, 04:27 AM   #9
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What's the recipe?
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:55 AM   #10
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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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