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Old 03-03-2010, 03:55 PM   #21
Effington
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After a few weeks in the bottle, this one is AWESOME.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:36 PM   #22
dpjosuns
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May 2009
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This kit absolutely kicks it. Arrogant Bastard is one of my favorites. Its more of a double pale ale than an IPA. It definitely has more malt to balance the hops. Tons of flavor, I've used this as somewhat of a model for my own "signature" brews.

 
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:02 PM   #23
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Mar 2010
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I just sampled one after 10 days in the bottle and it was fantastic. Nicely carbonated even in that short period of time. I'm going to give them another week or two before I tear in to any more.

 
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:33 PM   #24
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Glad to hear good reviews on this one. I'm a huge Arrogant Bastard fan and I ordered this kit in the hopes that it would be close. Planning on making it my second batch.

 
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:51 PM   #25
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I kegged mine last week and carbonated at about 11 PSI for about 5 days. A few days ago, I bought a bottle of Arrogant Bastard and did the side by side test.

The clone was significantly lighter in color than the Arrogant Bastard. Did anyone else find this to be true?

I'd say the clone came out noticably more bitter too. I'm not complaining though
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:17 AM   #26
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For the record... BBQ'd with a bunch of friends tonight and everyone LOVED it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:44 PM   #27
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Mar 2010
Columbus, OH
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Originally Posted by Austinhomebrew View Post
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
Sorry to drag this old comment through the thread, but I bought this kit last night and it comes with all Columbus hops. If it was designed with Chinook I will go pick that up and save the Columbus. (Or throw it all in? )

Also, I was considering dry hopping this. I am new and trying to follow rules, but the experimental side of me is creeping out. Any advice? I picked up an ounce of Cascade pellets with the kit.

 
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:13 PM   #28
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May 2010
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I see brewers Best has "Imperial Pale Ale"....I dont see a "California Imperial Pale Ale".......is the Imperial Pale Ale what you guys are talking about?

SOunds like I should try this......they list it as 8% ABV on their site! Giddy up!

 
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:16 PM   #29
dpjosuns
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May 2009
Ann Arbor, MI
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When I got it, it was California. They may have just changed the packaging/labels. It'll still be good though.

 
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #30
Signal1hundred
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Mar 2010
Harrisonburg, VA
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When I bought mine it was California Imperial Pale Ale and the description on the box said that this ale is "just a little bit arrogant" That should give it away.

 
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