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Pompous Ass Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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Big, bold, and full of flavor.  The Pompous Ass Ale is a rendition of one of the most egotistical beers in America, and 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 or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

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

Item # KIT263
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 12LBS
ABV %7
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Friend added on to my order, to take advantage of free shipping.
Aaron P on May 18, 2018
I wanted a strong Imperial IPA, thought this might be a good start.
James E W on Apr 3, 2018
Friend added on to my order, to take advantage of free shipping.
Aaron P on May 18, 2018
i love it
james g on Apr 18, 2018
I wanted a strong Imperial IPA, thought this might be a good start.
James E W on Apr 3, 2018
i love it
james g on Apr 18, 2018

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Pompous Ass Ale
Love It!!! This Ale Is So Tasty I Can Never Keep Enough In The House!!
May 1, 2018
1 month ago
Gets better with age
After fermenting and bottling the longer you bottle condition the better it tastes. Make sure you put in the Fridge overnight.
Dave in CA.
March 29, 2018
4 months ago
Great kit
This kit is vey similar to A.B.. I fermented it in my Fermentasaurus for 4 weeks and bottle conditioned it for 3 weeks.
March 9, 2018
Well, sort of....
Not bad, quite drinkable. There are others for a better price that have a better taste. My male and female drinkers found this to be a bit on the sweet side, I agree. One goes down easily, second one gets too overpowering with the sweets taste. I will not brew this one again.
January 13, 2018
5 months ago
Seriously good
When I first read about this new kit I was really excited. Arrogant Bastard is a terrific beer. I expected this to be a great brew and thats exactly what it turned out to be. Toasty/malty beginning with a well balanced and solid bitter finish. Lots of great flavor depth. Comparing this clone to actual arrogant, I prefer this. Am I biased? Could be. Am I being arrogant? Quite possibly. I have a feeling this one isn't going to last through August. I also think it tastes best when it isn't super cooled. Definitely better around 50 degrees. More flavor comes through. I started one very cold from the fridge and the first sips were ok but were muted. As it got a little warmer it really started to rock.

2 packs S-05, ( Maybe overkill but I do a double with any beer expected over 1.060 OG % and my beers finish around 10-14 days and they always hit the right FG), oxygenated 2 minutes (if you don't use pure oxygen infusion you're making everything more difficult... your beers will change for the better if you get one... spend the 50 bucks). Fermented between 70-72. FG was spot on, and my ABV is around 7.2%. One 22 oz will have you feeling good and totally arrogant in no time. Do you Like good strong beers? Are you worthy? If so, Absolutely get this kit. 38.99 is an awesome deal, and these are delicious and powerful with ZERO "hot" or alcohol flavor (at least for me). You'll finish one 22 and not think twice about pouring 2nd.
July 1, 2016