1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
CrimeCrime

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
66
poor

371 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 36.79%
Wants: 13
Gots: 86 | 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 
---

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 371 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cbutova:
Photo of cbutova
4.35/5  rDev +55.4%

A- Poured into five wine glasses thanks to Chico1985 with a small white head. The cap has a foamy, frothy texture and falls fairly quickly down to just a small ring of bubbles. Lacing starts with some webs and spots but thins out beyond that.

S- Even with some age it is pretty much just a blast of fresh cut habaneros staring you down from the cutting board. Has that fumy, fruity vaporous hot pepper flesh attacking the nasal tracts. Some caramel malts, bourbon vanilla barrel and fruitiness but mostly just amazing fresh peppers.

T- Chile beer in its purest form, just like Punishment. Hot and spicy but tolerable for pretty much everyone in the room, some who are not huge chili eaters. Fruity and fume packed pepper spiciness and flavor fills the palate with just enough room for the beer aspect. Slight bit of bourbon whiskey, caramel, fruits and malts.

MF- Moderately thick bodied with a creamy overall texture. Medium carbonation provides a platform for those spicy, fruity pepper flavors to shine. Finishes with a palate coated in chili pepper heat.

It is a bit depressing how low the rating for this beer is. What do people expect in such a beer, especially a Chili beer. Crime and Punishment by Stone have captured by far the best, freshest hot pepper flavors of any chili beer I have had. Exemplary for the style, love/hate I suppose but I loved these beers.

cbutova, Mar 08, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Ben7773
1/5  rDev -64.3%

Ben7773, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of ValpoExpo
4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

ValpoExpo, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +7.1%

TimoP, Yesterday at 11:12 PM
Photo of Dbrulet
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Dbrulet, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +25%

Jason, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of codysjb
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

codysjb, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev +7.1%

aquazr1, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev +42.9%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of xdefeatsy
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

xdefeatsy, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
2.53/5  rDev -9.6%

On Tap

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.

ehammond1, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of HeyYoMar
2/5  rDev -28.6%

HeyYoMar, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of rwilde
2/5  rDev -28.6%

rwilde, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

HoppySeb, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of kwkdmk
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

kwkdmk, May 01, 2014
Photo of valkyre65
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

valkyre65, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of SPRichard
2/5  rDev -28.6%

SPRichard, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of cmwilliq
3/5  rDev +7.1%

cmwilliq, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of deuce9259
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

deuce9259, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Adkins1203
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

Adkins1203, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

acurtis, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ste5venla, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Shawner
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Shawner, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Snow81
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Snow81, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of champs86
2/5  rDev -28.6%

champs86, Feb 07, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.