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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
67
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420 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 36.04%
Wants: 20
Gots: 101 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-06-2011

"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 
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Photo of Trooper92292
4.05/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Holy crap. What a beer. This was very different with the powerful taste. It was worth trying but hard to drink more than two glasses of due to the power of the spice.

Photo of jfstilling
2.94/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SDDLSK
4.47/5  rDev +58%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yeah I rated it high. Its everything the label says and then some! If you don't like heat, you wont enjoy this, but if you enjoy hot hot peppers your in for a treat!

Photo of MickeyTheHead
3.57/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good spicy brew worth a try

Photo of Goldfishman
3.54/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure what everyone was expecting when they bought this but I like hot and this beer came through .

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.56/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Peppers were still there after letting it sit

Photo of DucksFan16
2.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Not really sure how to rate this objectively. The smell is almost exactly like Tabasco Sauce. The taste is very similar to Tobasco as well. For the style, it is probably well done, but I couldn't drink more than a couple sips. Not my taste.

Can't taste the bourbon at all, the peppers completely overpower everything.

Photo of hosehead83
3.52/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from a caged and corked bomber into a snifter glass. Beer aged for approximately one year.
Aroma-Full-on spicy chilies and malt note in the background.
Taste-A literal "hot mess". Even with, or maybe because of, a year in the cellar this brew was just too much heat and pepper flavor to achieve any real balance in my opinion. I split this brew with another veteran craft beer drinker and we were hard pressed to finish it all. We didn't have the tastebuds left to try the "Punishment". I'll give that one another year and see what happens. Here's hoping.

Photo of trvplxrd
3.17/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of toothirsty
3.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jakewatt135
1.92/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

just awful. i enjoy spicy food, not spicy peppers in my beer. instant heartburn, complete waste of time and money.

Photo of WckdVbz
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blacksbomber
3.05/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stum-pub
2.86/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of McThulhu
5/5  rDev +76.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Never on this site have I seen a more divisive beer. Full disclosure, I love chili beer. This should be fun.

Looks like a dark IPA, smells and tastes like habañero peppers. So damn good!

What did you all expect?

Photo of Iamjeff6
2.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hops_R_us
4.35/5  rDev +53.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not for those who do not enjoy heat. The Oaked bastard taste comes out very strongly, followed by an intense heat which lingers, and settles into the glorious lucky bastard finish. Fantastic.

Photo of johnyb
2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of double2chin
2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of RolandBlunts
3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of craftaholic
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MDHopster
2.48/5  rDev -12.4%

overpowering pepper flavor, bourbon taste is almost demolished and barely perceptible. A sipping brew for those that like heat, lots of heat. But this bastard was destroyed (ruined per Stone). Rather than waste the rest, I used the 2nd half of the bottle to marinade a skirt steak for Carne Asada, interesting enough, here the bourbon barrel flavor came out stronger than the peppers. Although this is a rather expensive marinade and still was not up to my usual skirt steak seasoning, although it was interesting.

Photo of fureousangel
3.22/5  rDev +13.8%

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Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
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