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Arrogant Bastard Ale® Clone - Pompous Ass (All Grain)

Arrogant Bastard Ale® Clone - Pompous Ass (All Grain)

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Description

Big, bold, and full of flavor.  This rendition of one of the most egotistical beers in America is not for the light-beer lover.  In fact, if you prefer a beer that looks and tastes more like water, we recommend you leave this page immediately.  Your feelings might get hurt just reading about it...

Our Arrogant Bastard clone easily has one of the most complex malt profiles of any of our kits.  The clean bitterness from Magnum hops allows the rich flavors of Aromatic, Special B, and Caramel Munich malts to control your taste buds.  The aromatics of Chinook hops blend perfectly with these malts, creating an intense combination of confusion and satisfaction at the same time.  After your first sip, if you're thinking "Whoa. That was interesting, intense, & delicious!" you know you brewed it right!

Estimated OG: 1.066-70
SRM: 17-19
Estimated IBU's: 68-72
Estimated alcohol ABV%: 6.9-7.1%



Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship
 

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ABV %7
IBU70
SRM16
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
Pre-MilledY
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Haven't tried it yet. Looking forward to it
Chad R on Nov 18, 2019
Close enough to a design I did a few years back.
Trent M on May 2, 2019
Haven't tried it yet. Looking forward to it
Chad R on Nov 18, 2019
One guy reviewed it as better than the fat tire clone
Ashleigh S on Jul 26, 2019
Close enough to a design I did a few years back.
Trent M on May 2, 2019
I have purchased this kit several times and it is always a crowd favorite
David B on Nov 22, 2018
More Beer quality at a great price
Robert B on Oct 31, 2018
Brewed this once & really liked it.
Warren Billings on May 1, 2018
it looked interesting
Warren Billings on Feb 14, 2018
One guy reviewed it as better than the fat tire clone
Ashleigh S on Jul 26, 2019
I have purchased this kit several times and it is always a crowd favorite
David B on Nov 22, 2018
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If you like Arrogant Bastard Ale you will like this recipe
Absolutely excellent recipe this is really really close to Arrogant Bastard Ale my reviews from people have been better than Arrogant Bastard ale being almost identical without the harsh aftertaste of the commercial variant this one right here is pretty potent this is a strong beer right here but also pretty easy drinker. More beer clone recipes are on hit everything that I've gotten has been very very close to the real deal people should be paying for these recipes thank you to the people at more beer the awesome customer service great prices great quality malt this is the store right here man I love you guys this coming from a 40 year old man who's been going here before he was old enough to buy alcohol I hope one day I'll become professional Brewer just so I can give thanks to more beer because you guys really got me started on all of this also the Chinook variety of Hop in this beer I really like it it's became one of my favorite hops I kind of described it as a Cascade on steroids great hops personally I always recommend white labs yeast I used 001 was also kind of curious to try the same recipe with 051 I think would probably be really good too
November 7, 2019
First taste
Racked to a keg today. Good malt nose. The Special B really shines through with a smokey caramel flavor. Nice clean hop finish. Can't wait for carbonation to complete. OG came in on the high side of estimated (1.070), FG finished at 1.15 for a ABV of 7.22%. Color is spot on at 15-16 SRM.
April 25, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Love It !
Not a big fan of brewing kits, but this all grain kit is as advertised ! I love it. I don't like to take time brewing unless I'm getting a worth while ABV. (above 1.060) I achieved 1.074 O.G on this kit. I did add 1/2 gal. of water in primary to lower the O.G. some All I can say is I will be brewing this again ! Well worth the price. For the yeast I used US 05
April 8, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Tasty specialty grains
First thing I noticed was that the crush was consistent and had not much flour/dust, and the hulls were intact. This made for a smooth and uneventful sparge, and decent efficiency. I wish all kits were at least this good.

One "mistake" I made was wringing out the specialty grain bags after the steep. This got a lot of flavor out of them, and perhaps that was too much. Granted, it's a nice toasty caramel flavor, but with my habit being to oversparge and boil down for maximum extraction, and this (higher initial boil gravity) resulting in slightly diminished hop bitterness utilization, the malts actually overpowered the hopping.

Don't get me wrong; I'm very pleased with the results and look forward to sharing it with friends. I will say that what I got doesn't seem like an Arrogant Bastard clone. Just don't do what I do, and your results will be closer to what the kit designers intended.
December 14, 2016