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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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383 Ratings

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 36.79%
Wants: 15
Gots: 93 | 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!"


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

A: "Punishment."


(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-06-2011)
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Photo of Ngntjp
4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

Now THERE'S the chili beer I've been looking for! Holy hell this is hot. I am a heat lover through and through and have wanted to experience the paradoxical situation of drinking something that's intensely spicy and then reaching for the same glass the cleanse that heat from my palate. This does exactly that. There are plenty of flavors here though. If you can make it through the heat you can definitely taste a "woody" ale. I'm guessing it's from the Oaked arrogant bastard but there's a charred and peppery green bell pepper flavor that I'm getting too that's mixing in with it nicely from the variety of chilis in this. I can't stop drinking it. Heat isn't everyone's bag, but it's a very different beast to try and enjoy all of the flavors in here while still experiencing (and possibly enjoying depending on your tastes) the burn. With a sweaty brow, nostrils running, and a mouth in burning beverage heaven, I absolutely recommend this to those looking for over the top spicy brews. Damn, I should've bought more!

Ngntjp, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of atomic
1.2/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is indeed a crime.

A: I always give beers a 5 for appearance because I don't think the appearance of a beer should detract from its rating, If I could have given this beer 1s across the board, I would.
This one had a nice burnt amber color.

S: god awful. Smells like plastic honestly.

T: Complete mess. No pleasant taste what so ever, just hot peppers.

M: Pain? Just pain.

O: Its a shame that Stone would make such garbage, its even a bigger shame they'd make it so expensive. This bottle was $18 I think? More than $1 per ounce for a drain pour? Such a waste of money and barrels.

atomic, Dec 09, 2013
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1.6/5  rDev -42.9%

Kingrat831, Oct 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

beernads, Oct 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

kushlash23, Oct 20, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +40%

MikesnoHSL, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

BabaBeer, Oct 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

greenspointexas, Oct 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

xhernanx13, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of ezedixon
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Plenty of heat! Very situational beer! Went well with a hearty breakfast.

ezedixon, Sep 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Kylo76, Sep 28, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +35.7%

ronthayer, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

TimoP, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

mattycasey, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

Jason, Sep 09, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev +17.1%

cjgator3, Sep 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Georgiabeer, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

eulerthegrape, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of skyline522
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Just plain awful... Overpowering heat and spice takes everything away from the beer. Truly is a crime... Poor showing Stone.

skyline522, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

dsigmon, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

Kevinpitts, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

RupertRonco, Aug 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

HookemHoos, Aug 13, 2014
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Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.