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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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420 Ratings

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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!"


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."

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Photo of mabermud
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is spicy...For me, it wasn't enjoyable to drink. I imagine, for those who love pepper, this is great. Even thought this wasn't very enjoyable to drink, it is well made. I love hot and spicy food, but this isn't my cup of tea.

Photo of ambruns1979
3.44/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of RobertConway
1.5/5  rDev -47%

I have enjoyed most things I have purchased from Stone over the years. This (and Punishment) were the expensive exceptions. The peppers were over-powering, to the point that I couldn't enjoy the ale and had to get rid of it.

Photo of chihomebrew312
3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

Definitely not for someone who hates heat. Somewhat of a novelty beer in that it has tons of punch to it. However, I have no problem eating a hot pepper. Taste the bourbon barrel aging, however the capsaicin does take over a little too much. The beer will not burn your face and make you cry for water however, though it would be great if the heat was turned down a bit for the next batch if there is one.

Photo of cj8311
1.75/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of zbuchanan
1.75/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of Budinetz
3.72/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a cork and cage bottle into a goblet. Bottles in October 2013.

Pours a deep amber color with a nice head that dissipates rather slowly. Great lacing around the glass and medium head retention.

Smells stale hops and hot peppers. Some sweet malt is detected but the pepper oil really stands out.

HOLY HOT! If you're not a hot pepper fan stay away! If you are a hot pepper fan then REJOICE!!! It's definitely a sipping beer, but give me some beans and rice or a nice bland taco and you won't need sauce! Just take a sip of this!

Mouthfeel is great, again if you like HOT peppers. Nice heat and good pepper sensations on the palate. The heat lingers for quite some time following.

Overall a great chile beer! I will age the other bottle I have to see if it changes over a year or two.


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4.5/5  rDev +59%

Photo of muskiesman
3/5  rDev +6%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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1.6/5  rDev -43.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +38.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of xhernanx13
4/5  rDev +41.3%

Photo of ezedixon
4/5  rDev +41.3%

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

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +34.3%

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3/5  rDev +6%

Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.