Crime | Arrogant Brewing

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521 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Brewing
California, United States
arrogantbastard.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A habitual offender returns
This beer is the result of what many beer enthusiasts would consider a most egregious crime―sequestering Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale in Kentucky bourbon barrels, then blending them together with chile peppers. This new version of Crime is still very hoppy in spite of the barrel aging, with lots of oak and malt. The long finish reveals layers of oak, vanilla, bourbon, and malt that combine to produce complex caramel flavors, with peppers adding pleasant tamarind, subtle tropical fruit flavors and a milder heat than in previous concoctions.

Added by womencantsail on 02-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,912
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
521
pDev:
34.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
130
Trade:
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of Jordy777
1.42/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

When I was 17, one of my friends sprayed pepper spray in my basement. Drinking this was a terrible reminder of that day.

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Photo of Trooper92292
4.05/5  rDev +37.3%
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.

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Photo of jfstilling
2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.27/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SDDLSK
4.47/5  rDev +51.5%
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!

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Photo of MickeyTheHead
3.57/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good spicy brew worth a try

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Photo of Goldfishman
3.54/5  rDev +20%
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 .

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Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.56/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Peppers were still there after letting it sit

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.83/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.52/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of trvplxrd
3.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of toothirsty
3.08/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jakewatt135
1.7/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of blacksbomber
3.05/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stum-pub
2.86/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of McThulhu
5/5  rDev +69.5%
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?

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Photo of Iamjeff6
2.3/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hops_R_us
4.35/5  rDev +47.5%
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.

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Photo of johnyb
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of double2chin
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of RolandBlunts
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of craftaholic
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of MDHopster
2.48/5  rDev -15.9%

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.

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Crime from Arrogant Brewing
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 521 ratings