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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

370 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 370
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 
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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 snaotheus:
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4.03/5  rDev +43.9%

500ml corked/caged bottle poured into little sampler glasses. Currently, BeerAdvocate classifies this as a chile beer, and I'm going to review it as such. I expect chiles to be forward. And I like spicy.

Pours reddish brown, moderately clear, looks nearly flat. Almost no head, very little active carbonation. Smell is peppers. Something is sweet and caramelly in the background.

Taste is dominated by peppers. Just before the heat flash, there was a hint of that sweet and caramelly flavor, but as soon as the heat hit, that's all there was. I taste mostly habanero. There is definitely some smokey flavor. Some serious bitterness, too. If I take a sip, there's a moment where I can detect interesting flavors, and then a longer period of time where there's nothing but spice, and then that fades to a mellow smoldering pretty quickly. The smoldering lasts for a long time. In terms of my spice level, at a sipping pace, it's well within my comfort zone, but if I were to drink it faster, I think the heat would build.

Mouthfeel is silky, a little slick (I'm not including the burn as part of mouthfeel). Overall, this is my favorite chile beer. It nearly overpowers beery characteristics with the spiciness, but not quite, and the beery characteristics are interesting and tasty.

snaotheus, Jan 05, 2014
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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.

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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 370 ratings.