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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 36.92%
Wants: 13
Gots: 87 | FT: 15
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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Reviews by bnes09:
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bnes09

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +31.9%

Dark bronze color. Tiny flakes of yeast or pepper or something at the bottom. Huge, frothy head does not give up and clings to the glass in everlasting lace.

Smells like an angus burger flame broiled over an oak wood fire with pepper jack cheese and habanero sauce on top. Strangely enough, it doesn't smell too bad.

Smoked beef up front. Hint of oak. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Assertive herbal hops. Aged cheddar cheese. I can taste the essence of lucky bastard in the background. While all these wonderful flavors are intriguing my tastebuds, the peppers are battling for dominance. I hate to say it but the peppers have won. The end result is complete palate destruction. Not much to say in the way of balance. The funny this is, when I read the bottle and saw 102 ibu, I thought this was going to be a hop forward beer but I can hardly taste the hops underneath the relentless pepper flavor.

Full-bodied. Lightly carbonated. Leaves me with a numb, tingly feeling all over my mouth and lips.

I can respect the creator of this beer for thinking outside of the box and for pushing the boundaries of what beer is. However, I think he went a little too far. I enjoy the taste of peppers in my beer under certain circumstances but only when it is balanced with the malt, hops, etc. I think I would really enjoy this beer if the heat were dialed down about 60-70%. Nonetheless, I am glad I tried it.

12-23-2013 03:26:02 | More by bnes09
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Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration
CSU, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA

Dark amber and ruby with a thin light brown head and leaves spotted lacing down the glass.

A touch of caramel in the aroma and then lots and lots of face-smacking spice--smells like spicy jalapeno juice. Interesting, though perhaps even too powerful.

This beer starts similarly to the aroma: a faint hint of caramel and toffee sweetness, and then a stinging, biting jalapeno-like spice throughout. Unfortunately, the barrels/wood are tough to find.

Medium mouthfeel.

I'm very glad I tried this one, but I don't need to revisit it. Even as a lover of peppers and spicy foods, this one still isn't for me.

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Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.