AHB Arrogant Bastard
While Stone is generous in sharing many of its recipes with the public, they keep Arrogant Bastard under lock and key. I've seen so many recipes out there for it, none of them the same. 1 fact mentioned by Stone brewers in interviews is that AB is a single hop brew. A fact known to me, as I know folks at Stone, is that they use a lot of chinook hops. This recipe uses only chinook hops, which is why I bought it. I was blown away. A side by side taste test proved it to be pretty damn close, which was a nice surprise, especially since I brewed the LEX kit. Gets better the longer its in the bottle too. One reviewer mentioned it wasn't hop forward enough, but they left in secondary for 3 weeks. That may be too long, May have blown a lot of the hop aroma out through the airlock. 10-14 days should be plenty. I'll definitely brew this again AG.
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.