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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

350 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 36.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 85 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"What do you call it when Greg takes his entire harvest
bounty of chili pepper varieties from his own personal garden, take half of them and add to...and thus ruin...an otherwise beautiful oak barrel of Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale?"

A: "A Crime!"

 http://blog.stonebrew.com/?p=2212 
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Q: "What do you call it when you take a sip of oak barrel aged Double Bastard Ale that's had the other half of the bounty of chili peppers from Greg's home garden ceremoniously added in, resulting in a punishingly intense level of hot pepper heat to an already overly intense beer whose elevated alcohol level caused a significant transference of pain-inducing
capsicum?"

A: "Punishment."

 http://blog.stonebrew.com/?p=2212 

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-06-2011)
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SeanBond

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I went into this with an open mind; I love Stone, and I really like spicy food, so I figured all the low scores on this site must have been from people who just didn't appreciate spiciness. Turns out they were right on this one.

I cracked open the bottle, and the first thing you notice is that your nose is assaulted by the smell of peppers (seemed like jalapeños to me); it's a peppery, leafy smell, with very little beer.

Poured a little into a tulip glass, and gave it a taste. Ugh. Spicy pepper juice overwhelms the taste of what was probably a really fine beer underneath. There's a slight hint of ale, but mostly hot peppers all the way through. Burns your tongue, and burns your stomach going down. Just nasty.

Gave a sip to my girlfriend (who also likes Stone), my brother, his girlfriend, my mother, my sister, and my father (who got me in to craft beer, and who rarely dislikes a beer). All agreed: This is heinous. I can't say I'm disappointed by Stone because this was clearly one hell of an experiment, but I think it's safe to say that they can stay away from the peppers for now. Too bad too, because they designed a beautiful bottle to keep this poison in.

edit: As others have mentioned, this beer would be greatly improved by Stone turning back the heat on this one; they're taking a great base beer (Lukcy Basartd) and completely obscuring it with a bunch of peppers. I'm fine with a beer tasting of pepper, but it should still taste like a BEER too.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 14:16:31 | More by SeanBond
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Crime is getting a bad wrap from people who don't understand what this beer is. This beer is mouth punishing with peppers. Hot and spicy, the way Stone wanted it. This beer isn't meant to be consumed by one person eating cookies. It was made for small glasses and shared in good company with a cheese board. It's also fantastic to cook with; just make it a reduction and boil unflavored sausage in it.

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(A)- Pours a deep chestnut amber red color. Some tan colored froth and lacing.

(S)- A huge blast of hot peppers meets subtle oaky vanilla and subtle fruity malts.

(T)- The deep burn in the back of the throat. Subtle dry oakiness, but otherwise an assault of hot peppers on the senses.

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(O)- These is no denying how hot this beer is. It stings the throat and does not apologize. I love spicy hot food, but I think when it comes to having it in my beer, I am a little put off somehow

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Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.