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Crime - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

363 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 37.28%
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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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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Mississippi

3/5  rDev +7.5%

06-10-2014 21:06:00 | More by Gus_13
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freduardo

Alabama

1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

06-09-2014 04:27:37 | More by freduardo
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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

06-03-2014 03:18:32 | More by saxclar123
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addiwilliams

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

05-31-2014 23:09:45 | More by addiwilliams
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +43.4%

05-31-2014 04:08:37 | More by JimmyAloysius
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dannydetox

California

3.66/5  rDev +31.2%

right, so remember we are reviewing a chili beer with Crime. given that, i think this brew stacks up nicely in the category. reddish brown in color wih a fading tan head, Crime greets the nose with vanilla, caramel malts, hot peppers, and dark chocolate. after imvibing you feel the heat from the capsician big time. i could see how the. spiciness might be too much for those sensitive to heat, but as a hot sauce enhusiast and master crafter, i can dig it. after the initial pepper blast, you begin to taste the rich caramel and barrel aged blend of the basardt. not a subtle beer, but fun to drink in small quantities. gave me a good sweat, maybe a sligjt endorphin kick.

05-31-2014 00:46:10 | More by dannydetox
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Bp123

California

3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

05-28-2014 02:01:35 | More by Bp123
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dental

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +61.3%

05-23-2014 22:31:30 | More by dental
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rdmendoza

California

3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

05-23-2014 21:13:02 | More by rdmendoza
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Kubrickx

Illinois

1/5  rDev -64.2%

05-18-2014 13:06:46 | More by Kubrickx
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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -28.3%

05-18-2014 05:36:20 | More by mhaugo
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craftbeerasian

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

05-17-2014 21:39:53 | More by craftbeerasian
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thkrb99

California

4.25/5  rDev +52.3%

05-14-2014 00:48:27 | More by thkrb99
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

05-12-2014 23:27:26 | More by InfragilisBrew
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California

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

05-12-2014 20:57:11 | More by NMFB
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patrick802

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

05-12-2014 16:12:12 | More by patrick802
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.44/5  rDev +23.3%

Pour deeply dark, reddish-brown. Some light gets through but it seems weary from the trip. Nice, light tan head leaves some pretty good lacing behind.
Smell is fainter than expected but malt, pepper, spice, and a hint of floral are present. Good balance but hard to suss out the details.
Taste is malt, spicy peppers, faint floral. Balance is skewed heavily to the peppers and malt. I like it. I wonder what the Scoville rating is for this beer? Hee hee.
Medium bodied, light effervescence. Fairly smooth, too, though drying at the finish.

05-03-2014 17:43:25 | More by PorterLambic
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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Dutch55

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +61.3%

04-30-2014 02:06:31 | More by Dutch55
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -22.9%

Second negative review of the day, guess I just got a run of bad beers.

I am a Stone fanboy. There, I said it. Arrogant Bastard was the beer that got me into craft brews and I have loved it ever since. So my disappoint is genuine and my confusion quite profound. Why would a bunch of people who make a beer that I consider to be among the best I have ever tasted let something like this go out the door with their name on it?

The appearance of this beer is great. dark and luscious, a dark red and brown color that my years of drinking Stone have told me will yield a tasty brew.

The smell hits you and you just know something isn't on the level. It just smells too spicy. The imbalance is present on the nose, but you go in and sip anyways.

The taste is awful. This beer is like drinking hot sauce. I am a fan of hot sauces, and I mean the hot ones, but I don't drink them. The biggest and most immediately recognizable taste is that of jalapenos.There is little else on the palate, just a bit of that amazing Arrogant Bastard taste on the finish. This must be what disappointment tastes like.

The mouthfeel would be the same as many an aged Bastard, if you didn't feel like your mouth was being punched by jalapenos. I took off points for the way the burning interferes with the ability to appreciate mouthfeel.

So, was it worth the hefty price tag to get a bottle of this stuff? No, not at all. I want to give the Stone guys their due for being adventurous, but this effort falls short and they had to have known that prior to shipping it out. Maybe a bit more aging would change things, but I doubt it.

On a pairing note, I happened to have this with a liver pâté and they actually paired really well. The spice from the beer really did a good job of cutting through the fat. If you have a bottle of this beer, I recommend aging it a while and then trying it with some foie gras, a terrine or a nice pate. You might as well make the best of this beer if you have it.

The reviews for this might improve as the bottles are aged. Stone if you read this, ease up on the Jalapenos and try and keep some balance, you are better than this. Oh and make a Triple Bastard so that I can die happy.

04-29-2014 03:04:29 | More by razorsdescent
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

04-28-2014 20:42:28 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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emac1224

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

04-28-2014 04:11:01 | More by emac1224
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kevdemers

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +43.4%

04-23-2014 19:55:00 | More by kevdemers
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

1/5  rDev -64.2%

04-22-2014 22:33:21 | More by AlaskanYoung
Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.