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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
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349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 36.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 84 | 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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California

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -28.8%

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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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womencantsail

California

3.08/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Stone

A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a small khaki head forming.

S: Like with Punishment, a big time chili aroma. They're really fresh and green. The there is a bit of base beer, but it is very minimal. A slight fruity and earthy note from the peppers.

T: The chile flavor is more subdued than on Punishment. The heat is especially noteworthy on the back end, and there's a strong grassy flavor to it. A decent amount of bread, but very minimal sweetness.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: Hmmm, I didn't think this was as bad as Punishment (perhaps appropriately). I don't know if I would really care to have a full glass of it, but not horrible.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2011 02:06:43 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -11%

01-02-2014 01:10:20 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

01-02-2014 01:34:48 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev +6.8%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

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California

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

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nickfl

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

If you are not a fan of really hot stuff, stay the hell away from this beer..

Pours a semi-hazed caramel with a thumb of cream colored head. Never quite clears up, decent lacing & okay head retention

S: Serrano & other peppers, jalapeno & even some black pepper, great nose

T: Caramel, some pear & then an assload of pepper heat. Some oaky notes as this warms, then more heat. Finishes flaming hot with a little caramel & woodiness

MF: Medium bodied/chewy with low carbonation, warming in many ways

TOO DAMN Hot. My advice, if you have this let it sit a few years. Actually paired well with some dark chocolate. Stone, you jumped the shark with this one ( and punishment, from what I hear) . Pity, dial the peppers back about 90% & this beer would be great...

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 18:38:39 | More by russpowell
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mendvicdog

Maryland

1/5  rDev -64.4%

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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -11%

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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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zestar

California

2.5/5  rDev -11%

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duceswild

Maryland

1/5  rDev -64.4%

12-06-2013 17:14:03 | More by duceswild
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Edit: If you get the chance, know what you are drinking and enjoy it for what it is.

5oz pour at the end of the night on Friday... Bittercreek Stone Tap Takeover... I saved what I expected was the "worst" for last.. I was right.. but Crime was still pretty damn interesting.

Poured with a flimsy head.. deep orange... oh well, it is tough to really get a look at a beer inside Bittercreek because it is pretty dark most of the time.

Nose is no doubt burning.. wow.. smells hot and a bit malty.. hints of burnt sugars with warmth... I am scared to take a sip.

Flavor is not as scary... OVER THE TOP chili flavor and heat... but once you get past the "Over The Top", it becomes quite a bit more approachable.. caramel maltiness if I really concentrate... Soooo hot...

I did truly appreciate this one, but it was too much.. A bit of a train wreck.. 5oz was too much even after I went dark.

Glad I got the chance to try it... but it hurt me a bit later. ;-)

Thanks to Dave and Greg!! All 3's

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 06:16:48 | More by JohnGalt1
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -64.4%

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PEIhop

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +60.1%

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HopHead84

California

3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2/5/2011

On tap at Stone Winter Storm 2011.

I guess chili peppers were added to an oak barrel of Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale and we have Crime.

A: Turbid reddish brown. No head.

S: Big chili pepper profile. The chili peppers really overshadow what lies beneath. Some toffee beneath. Some oak. Dark fruit character is redolent of prune and date.

T: Very spicy. The chilies are not bashful. Oak is evident. Toffee, caramel, date, prune. Finish has a lot of chili flavor with a little heat.

M: Medium body, upper low carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: An okay chili pepper beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2011 16:56:36 | More by HopHead84
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +6.8%

11-20-2011 00:41:04 | More by xnicknj
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Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.