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Punishment - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

290 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 33.8%
Wants: 15
Gots: 74 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  12.00% 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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I actually think I picked up a bit of a seed at some point. Certainly an appropriate vegetal aroma that is green and pepper like. Good darkish head and a amber, muddy body.
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Punishment from Stone Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.