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Inferno - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mark on 01-13-2007)
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Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint brassy yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy white head that reduces to a small patch of slightly bigger bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/ruby red grapefruit over light notes of pale malts and just a touch of a distinctive English yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with light notes of minerals/hard water. Light amounts of distinctive English yeast. There is a moderate flavor of citrus/ruby red grapefruit and hints of spicy/peppery hops. Light amounts of bitterness present that lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Nice combination of American West Coast hops with traditional British pale ale - interesting and easy to drink. Sessionable at 4% ABV.

05-16-2014 20:15:39 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%

A: The beer is clear pale yellow in color and has a low amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a bit of lacing in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ruby red grapefruit are present in the nose; these become a bit stronger once the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of ruby red grapefruit and notes of lime zest. It finishes with a light to moderate amount of bitterness and some tang.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has a bit of dryness.
O: The use of West Coast hops puts an interesting twist in this English Pale Ale as they impart nice aromas and flavors but don't overpower the delicate malts.

05-16-2014 20:02:51 | More by metter98
Photo of mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-11-2014 21:02:29 | More by mizx
Photo of henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-10-2014 15:43:14 | More by henryclay_
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-01-2014 19:48:23 | More by CwrwAmByth
Photo of sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-07-2014 23:52:57 | More by sdm9465
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -18.7%

500 ml bottle stamped BB 1 May 2014.
Pours light amber, slightly hazy, with a small weak bubbly head.
Aroma of mild hops, mainly of the citrus and floral types.
Flavor: a nice mix of hops with a mild malt base. The floral aroma carries over to the taste; too much so.
Feel: overly thin and watery body; decent carbonation level.

O: only a mediocre pale ale on this side of the Atlantic.

02-18-2014 00:33:35 | More by chinchill
Photo of charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

Half pint at 'spoons Counting House in Glasgow. The beer is a light straw colour with a white head featuring large bubbles (not the standard mottled small bubble 'spoons head). The aroma is indistinct in typical 'spoons style though, but it seems lemony and maybe grassy. This lemon is very much reflected in the taste with a slightly more herbal finish. It goes down fairly easily: a slightly dry finish is tempered by a little oiliness on the tongue.

02-17-2014 08:32:21 | More by charlatan
Photo of Hanglow

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-10-2014 19:23:47 | More by Hanglow
Photo of TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-14-2013 13:30:10 | More by TT--Cashout
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-04-2013 13:58:54 | More by dcmchew
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-01-2013 14:33:57 | More by EmperorBevis
Photo of davet100


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-03-2013 00:54:04 | More by davet100
Photo of Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-30-2013 23:54:22 | More by Dave1999
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-26-2013 19:44:46 | More by mtbdonn
Photo of Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

4.41/5  rDev +14.5%

A: Clear amber gold body with a small frothy head. Maintains an attractive fine layer of foam.

S: Tropical fruit.

T: Very bitter. Lovely dry woodiness and a bit of rindiness. Very sharp. Mangoe and pineapple in there but subtle compared to your typical American IPA. Ah, the woodiness pics up a bit of an earthy quality and a bit of toffee. Very good balance of bitter-sweetness and it's lovely and sharp. The sharpness and hoppy earthiness are the focus of this beer.

O: Much better from the cask. Great brewery and I'm absolutely not at all biased. Okay, maybe just a little bit.

08-26-2013 02:43:09 | More by Hoppsbabo
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-04-2013 17:10:20 | More by sleazo
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a sparkling clear texture. No real head to speak of. Some OK lacing.

S: An alright aroma of hops, malt, and a bit of citrus.

T: Tasted of light citrus and malt up front, with a surprising amount of hops in the finish. A decent flavor, but a little on the thin side. Needed to be more assertive.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: While this isn't a bad beer, it does fall into the same trap as other English beers: It's just a little too mild. Still, it is light and refreshing and easy to drink.

07-21-2013 23:11:38 | More by avalon07
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-21-2013 13:36:01 | More by RedneckBeerz
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-08-2013 14:20:57 | More by mungus
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-30-2013 22:03:23 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-18-2013 20:20:18 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours clear pale-golden body with short white head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma is a compromise between citrusy (lemon, lime) hops and biscuity malt base.I
get sulphury notes indicating a high sulphate "Burton" water has been used.

Malt flavor dominates initially but gets quickly overshadowed by citrusy hops and
appurtenant bitterness leading into dry finish with English yeast flavor. Sulphur is evident.

Medium-light body is crispy yet with somewhat creamy texture imparted by addition
of wheat.

Overall, a Special/Best/Premium bitter marked by collaboration of lemony hops, sulphury
water and English yeast (500 ml, BB 06-25-2013, into tulip).

09-17-2012 21:45:29 | More by crnipeter
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-13-2012 08:11:39 | More by mdagnew
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-19-2012 12:44:15 | More by petluo
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Inferno from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
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