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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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372 Ratings

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 36.79%
Wants: 13
Gots: 87 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -55.4%

Sam_Frank, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of dzportage
3.75/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Holy shit !!! This is a hot pepper sauce with a little beer added. I love hot pepper sauce. I love beer. I just never expected to have both in the same glass!!! I love it! Hint, you will want to share this one once it's opened. The burn stays with you for a while!

dzportage, Dec 14, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

TBarJr, Dec 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +25%

Wompus, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

KVNBGRY, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

nickfl, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

kylehay2004, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

sneaks2210, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to my heterosexual life partner in crime Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Disclaimer: I love spicy food. And hot sauce. This has a substantial impact on my impression of this beer.

Consumed 12/11/13

Appearance: Medium amber, with some caramel and reddish colors - lightly cloudy - pours with a very small, off-white head - fades to very little, but leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Peppers, peppers everywhere - fleshy, ripe peppers, with skin and some seeds - definitely some varieties I'm unfamiliar with, but they are definitely peppers - some hints of Arrogant and Double Bastard underneath, but it's mostly overpowered by the pepper explosion - some bourbon, too - kind of smells like a hot sauce, honestly

Taste: I feel like the phrase "refreshing pain" is the most accurate description of the flavor - very hot, very spicy - not extreme though (this is definitely not the hottest chile beer I've had) - not really painful in a bad way, more painful in a reinvigorating way - charmingly spicy - some nice chili pepper flavor - I would put this in my chili - the base works pretty well, with some cooked malts, roasted malts - some earthiness - some bourbon as well, which doesn't entirely work with the rest of the flavors - but really, this is all about the peppers

Mouthfeel: Medium body, oily (thanks to all the peppers), decent carbonation, certainly nice as a sipper

Overall: Feels so good on my skin!

This is a unique chile beer. It's not the hottest I've had. I would say that fresh Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah (which is a good beer) and Cave Creek Chili Beer (which is undrinkable) are definitely hotter. This beer features a reasonable amount of heat, if you are someone that is accustomed to adding hot sauce to everything.

angrybabboon, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.05/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed copper red. Head is off-white and almost instantly drops to a wispy cap and tiny bubbly collar. No lacing. Minimal carbonation on the pour. Looks like the base beer.

Smell: Malty sweetness. Some caramel and the cooked and caramelized malt sweetness I expect from the Bastard beers. Huge push of chiles. Adds a nice vegetal aroma as well as a complex spiciness. Rich and slightly earthy. Bourbon influence is buried deep. A touch of vanilla and alcohol. A nice balance of sweet, barrel, and chile. A touch of deeper toffee thrown in the mix.

Taste: There's heat and it builds with each sip. Vegetal with a ton of chile flavor. Layers of spiciness. Hits bright up front with a potent peppery spice on the middle and a lingering spice on the back of the tongue and lips. Malts offer some sort of counter, but it's minimal. Some caramel sweetness with a touch of toffee. Bourbon influence is truly minimal. Some vanilla and oak running through the back. It's all about the peppers. Alcohol pushes through as well. It's a boozy chile beer and unapologetically so. Slight solvent-like finish thanks to the sheer spice of the pepper. Pushes hard, but the malts are a nice counterpoint to the whole experience. Slight push of oily pine on the back.

Mouthfeel: A touch creamy up front. Medium body with minimal carbonation. Clean other than the lingering heat.

Overall: Better than most Russian literature.

A solid chile beer. Spicy and then some. It's not so hot it melts your face, but it's not for the faint of heart. The peppers add a nice vegetal depth to the mix. I'll take another.

Goblinmunkey7, Dec 11, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A beer that makes no sense in the fact that one or even 3 people can't finish the bottle. It is very hot to the point of making it impossible to finish. In a sample pour it makes sense as the base beer is very well made ( of course) and the peppers are big and powerful. For the style it a great beer as it really pushes the limits of heat and flavour. Worth trying but you need friends.

canucklehead, Dec 11, 2013
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Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.