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Devotion Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
87
very good

318 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 318
Hads: 810
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 46
Gots: 88 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 04-28-2007

It’s an unassuming road leading to the priory. Here, off the corner of two intersecting roads, dedicated monks have been making beer for over 150 years. It’s always been a simple life — the kind that requires they brew only enough to sustain the activities of their monastery. In the silence of passing seasons, they pray, they brew and retire in solitary existence behind the sheltering walls. They live a most interesting life. Most likely one we couldn't sustain.

Nearby, each summer, the trellised fields spring to life as rows of resinous green cones are trained toward the heavens. Rumor is some monks love these hops and being surrounded by budding yellow aromas and the leafy pungent fields inspired them. Since we aren't sensible enough to locate our brewery near hop fields, we can only offer this blond ale in celebration of our Abbey brethren and their steadfast Devotion.
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Photo of mikesgroove
4.92/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle served at 45 degrees and poured into a Flute Glass

A – Poured a very nice and very bright yellow tinted amber. Lots of cloudiness and haze were apparent throughout the glass and only proceeded to thicken up as the bottle got closer to the bottom, really bringing some of the yeast forward on this one. A rather large and intense three inch high head of white frothy and foamy lace then formed on the top and decided that it was going to hang around for a while, and really just did not ever fade. Even once it started too settled, it still reaches a height of almost an inch even toward the end of the session. Needless to say copious amounts of side glass lace were present and coated the entire inside of the glass throughout the entire time.

S – Wow, now I knew here I was in for a treat right away. This was such a rich, vibrant, light and fruity smell that I could not nearly contain the joy after the first whiff hit my nose. I am a big fan of Belgian Pales, and especially the ones that have he hop notes to them, and I knew right away I was going to be into something great here. Huge bouquet of light fruity yeast with hints of apples and pears, peaches all coming together and being surrounded by light grains and fresh grass. The topped was a very nice hop profile, bright floral citrus hops, not too pungent, but rather just accenting enough to really bring out everything and meld it together in an aromatic representation of rolling around in a fresh meadow. Just absolutely wonderful.

T – As if it could get any better I was then able to finally take a sip. Wow is the only word that would come to mind. This is exactly what I had been looking for. A perfect example of this style and just a testament to what Lost Abbey can really do. The flavor started out as bright as I could have imagined wit ha big wave of fruit flavors just rolling over you bringing mostly hints of apples, pineapple and pear. This evolved and started to incorporate some almost lemon like flavors with hints of grass and grain, but still staying very light and bright in the profile. As it finished up it rolled off with a very long lasting finish. Very nice and dry and bitter you could really taste the hops coming through here about five seconds after your last sip, just dragging you back, making you take another. Just great here, one of the best tastes I have had in a while.

M – Very very smooth this light bodied ale was really quite deceptive. The flavors were so big, but the body was so light that you really struggled to figure out how that packed so much into it. Very smooth and creamy, the carbonation here was excellent, never at all getting flat, even the last few sips which I let sit around for about 15 minutes were as fresh as the first. Very nice indeed.

D – Now c’mon this was just great. A light bodied well carbonated ale with a huge bright flavor profile and low abv too? How could it not be sessionable? Well it’s almost too good to be sessionable, as it is not like this is easy to get, but if I could have it on tap at my house I would in a second. I don’t really think that you could get bored of this one, even after time it just kept getting better.

Overall this was a fantastic beer from Lost Abbey. I have been slowly working my way through their lineup and to be honest this is my favorite so far. It was so right up my alley that it’s not even funny. Such a great light profile and rich flavors, I am not sure how I could have not found this one earlier. This was just simply excellent and I really need to get more of it. (3,577 characters)

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.86/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This sounds stupid likely, but as soon as I drank this I thought of being back in Belgium. Lost Abbey nailed this one. Pours a light copper color and a small amount of lacing. Beer retained its head for some time. A very yeasty sweet smell hits you right away along with a nice balance of malts. Nicely carbonated on a hot day, and it just tasted so damn good. Another plus is the 6.3 abv...not overwhelming like many in this category. Great beer (453 characters)

Photo of francisweizen
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, super solid. I love Belgian Single/Small/Pale Ale Trappist work/lunch/fast beer sorta styles and this one delivers big time!

Reminds me of the SPH trappist single, which is saying a lot! Not quite the Mckenzies TPA or Orval but with a brett addition in the secondary and a little malt/hop retooling Tomme can get it there.

Solid crisp pristin gold. Big poofy, fluffy white head of foam that leaves excellent lacing and has excellent legs and retention. Aromas of fresh baked bread, herbal metallic hops, zingey fruit zest. Taste is bready, nice biscuit hop malt. Hops are herbal, slightly metallic, and drying perfect for a berw of this style. A bit of fruit on the back palate (in the very back if you reach to the very very very back of your palate). Mouthfeel is great, zest, lively carbontion yet smooth and yeasty and perfect for the drying finish. A lot of flavor for a low abv style. One of my favorites really. Drinkability is exceptional, a great spring/summer sipper in the Belgian tradition. A great lunch brew teamed up with an artisan sandwitch as well. Really great stuff. Probably the best lost abbey year round beer. (1,139 characters)

Photo of timtim
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is my kind of beer. definitely drawing influence from a lot of my favorite classic beers (orval and popperings hommel to name a few), it pours murky, hazy, burnt-gold with a white head that holds well and leaves nice lace. only reason it doesn't get a five is because i have a 5 aversion and the head doesn't pillow/chunk up like some of the beers that spawned it's inspiration. nose is honey, a touch of biscuit/bread, grass, flower, apple, pear, lemon/lemongrass, caramel... it just does what it is supposed to and brings up images in my mind of a place that is a kind of "heaven on earth", full of scents that i attach with awesome. taste is very well balanced mix of above with the perfect amounts of sour, bitter, sweet, mineral... great acidity. long finish that sits on the top of the palate and sings. goes down way too easy. bought a case yesterday for $90 (a good deal i thought) and i've already gone through a third of it without sharing. i'll get over my aversion for that and dole out a 5.0 for drinkability. highly recommended. (1,047 characters)

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade with route66pubs. 750ml bottle. My first official LA beer. Thanks!

A- Body is a very hazy golden yellow. Pours with a 1-2 finger creamy eggshell white head that eventually fades to a thick collar. Plenty of lacing is left all the way down the glass. When held up to the light one can see bubbles and a litle bit of yeast sediment floating around the glass.

S- Belgian candy sugar comes through first followed by tart lemon, sweet, bready yeast, and a healthy dose of floral hops.

T- Lots of citrus flavor upfront with a moderate sweet bready yeast backbone. The finish is all floral hop flavor though a very mild Belgian candy sugar comes through also. A moderate strength residual floral hop bitterness lingers.

M-Medium to high carbonation and a light, fluffy body with a good dose of yeast. Nice, but could be smoother.

D- This is a great, complex Belgian Pale Ale. It's really good and very drinkable. It has a moderate ABV so I wouldn't expect any noticeable alcohol and there is none. This one is somewhat heavy on the hop bitterness...but its so good. Really one of the best Belgian pales I have had. Can't wait to try other LA beers and I would definitely trade for this one again! (1,214 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy copper tinted gold under a pillowy persistent 3” white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Orange and pepper with light biscuit.
T: Mild large pitted fruit, apricot to peach, spice, orange, citrus, with a dash of pepper on the finish.
F: Very creamy medium body with fine soft carbonation.
O: A big full flavored beer with a rich delightful texture. (382 characters)

Photo of BlindPig
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- About 2 " white head on a pretty clear orange/copper body.
S- Nice big hop aroma! Nice complex hop aroma. Blend of citrus and hints of pine. Some sweet malts and hints of sugar. Hints of bread in there too.
T- Nice huge flavor! Nothing were it is like a huge IPA. It does come through pretty big though. Sweet Belgium malts and hints of sugar. Nice and complex with a hop flavor coming through pretty big. Leaves a nice bitterness on tongue. Some grass and citrus hop flavors. Very nice!
M- Medium/thin body with low/medium carbonation.
D- I think this is a very tasty brew. I wish I would of got more than 2 of this. I think it should be under Belgian IPA and not Belgian Pale. (685 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My buddy Bill brought this over for a recent poker game. We never got to enjoy it that night. It was calling me from the fridge this evening as I watch my Pats play the loathsome Colts. ;-)

Poured this into my snifter and was struck from the aroma while pouring this. The beer has a finger and ½ of white head that does quickly fade to a cap. However it's a lacing machine. Spider web lacing sticks everywhere. The beer is a Orange/Gold color with excellent clarity and quite a bit of visible carbonation. Good looking beer.

Now back to the aroma. Very fresh and bright. Light yeast, Citrus, Pale Malt, grass, maybe even bubble gum.

I haven't have one in a while but this reminds me of Tara Boulba. Light, refreshing and some nice depth. Light flavors up front with lots of fruit, citrus and light malts tones. Some candied sugar sweetness for a moment...then some bitterness, bubble gum and even a little rubber... The yeast tones add a lot to the finish. There is a hop bitterness at the end and it melds nicely with the yeast notes.

Again I am going to use the word "bright" to describe the mouth feel. Really nice and refreshing. Fresh and light body.

Very drinkable and one I would enjoy in the summer. Good thing it was over 60 degrees today. Yeh for Global warming??

This doesn't have the depth and bold flavors of many Lost Abbey offerings, but that doesn't make this an inferior beer in their line-up. I think it hits all the major profile notes of a Belgian Pale ale. (1,485 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - This is a bright orange in color with a modest head. The cork came out with an unimpressive whimper and I wonder if maybe other samples may be a bit more carbonated.

Smell - The nose is a beautiful mix of rather heavy-handed hops and a grainy pale malt base. Die hard BPA fans will say that it's over-hopped, but I like the play that the big hops make on this grainy malt. The malt is not a big player in the nose but it is raw and fresh which I enjoyed.

Taste - The malts and hops play well together at the taste. You worry about a "push-pull" annoyance with sharp, divergent flavors like this but it came off nicely. The hops get to you first, probably through the smell, but then that grain is a short but powerful jab into the taste buds.

Mouthfeel - I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand, the classic full and fluffy Belgian mouthfeel is completely absent, and this has always been a hallmark of my reviews of the style. Right there that would but it at a 3.0 at best. However, omitting consideration of the carbonation this mouthfeel is terrific! The hop mix offers a crescendo of bitterness that starts high, keeps going all the way through, then finishes with a snap to the mouth. The sharpness of the malts add yet another sensation, and like I said before they all work perfectly together. And you want refreshing? I can't think of a BPA I'd prefer over this one on a hot summer day.

Drinkability - This is an incredibly good-drinking beer and I'd say actually that this is its strong suite. This ale is a bit quirky for sure and definitely not one to put in a style-driven taste test, but if you want an easy-drinking light Belgian ale this Port's for you. (1,693 characters)

Photo of bosco7
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a pale orange with a rocky crown. Lacing is thick.

Pear, apple, earthy must, some leather, and some bread aromas.

Tastes very interesting. First, I am taken by how dry this beer is (Orvalesque). Some pear, grain husk, lemon, earth, soap and bread in the beginning. Hops shine through beautifully with a herbal/floral character. Did I mention the dry finish? Some subtle barnyard flavors in the finish as well.

Minerally mouthfeel in a very good way. Thought provoking even at this ABV. Highly digestible. Balanced. Beautiful. I can only think of a couple American breweries that consistently impress me with their Belgian inspired brews (Russian River, Ommegang & Allagash) and Lost Abbey is certainly making a name for themselves in my book. (754 characters)

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle into chalice.

Pours a hazy dark gold, with a creamy off-white head that settles into a thin cap for the duration of the beer and leaves a wall of lacing all the way down the glass.

Nose is grassy hops, yeast, apricot and citrus, and some candy sugar.

Taste starts off with a dose of dry, spicy Belgian yeast and malt/candy sweetness, though the sweetness is light and slightly fruity. Finish is grassy and herbal hops, light bitterness, with a lingering yeasty spiciness and a fruity hint. Grassy, slightly herbal hops sit underneath at the front, and fully emerges as the taste progresses. Once it pushes to the top it's clearly the dominant aspect of the beer.

Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, medium-light body, but creamy and full at the same time.

Fantastic beer in one of my favorite styles - Abbey Single. In the mold of Westmalle Bier Extra. Light, refreshing hop note and a light, dry body make for one of the most supremely refreshing beers I can imagine, while still maintaining some of the signature yeasty, fruity notes characteristic of Belgian beers. (1,082 characters)

Photo of rallison
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Mostly clear amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head that recedes to a nice covering.

S: Slightly yeasty and earthy with a touch of grassy hops.

T: Nice. Not quite a saison, but shares the earthy, grassy, yeasty characteristics. Also has a touch of amber ale sort of caramel malt, with a nice grassy, slightly citrusy hoppiness. Also has just the tiniest touch of tartness on the swallow, which is quite nice. Everything is well balanced here.

M: Medium high carbonation to begin with that mellows to a nice level. Keeps it lively enough and interesting.

D: Very drinkable. A nicely done Belgian IPA/Saison/Pale Ale.

Highly recommended. Another good brew from Lost Abbey. (700 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow to orange-ish color with a big rocky white head. In the aroma, tart and lemon citrus with a small yeast presence too. In the taste, dry yeast and lemon like tartness. A small bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry lemon citrus in the aftertaste. A small tartness and lemon citrus, quite refreshing and I can dig it! (342 characters)

Photo of DrJay
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There was a forceful pop when I pulled the cork, but no foaming. The beer was a hazy light amber colour with a full, off-white head of foam. Good retention and lots of fine bubbles clung to the glass. The aroma was mild overall, but more complex than I initially thought, particularly as it warmed. Hints of malty caramel and pears gave way to a pleasing vanilla aroma, lemony citrus, and earthy apple skins. Yeast character was very subdued, taking a backseat to the fruitiness. The flavour emphasized bready malt, along with a fresh grassy hop bitterness that rounded out the finish. Hints of fruit, lemon zest, and mild spice played in the background. Just the slightest bit of warmth followed the beer, which was just off-dry on the palate. Medium/light bodied, the texture was a mix of creaminess and lively carbonation. An excellent beer overall. Highly drinkable with complexities that were only apparent if you went looking for them. If you have an opportunity, definitely try it. (988 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint from the Tap Room on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach

Great Beglian pale ale

Poured a darker golden with a thick frothy head that stuck around for a long time

Smell was filled with citrus and hops

Taste was so smooth, it is hard to describe, some hint of oranges and bitterness that went right down

Could drink a lot of this, and the one pint was definitely not enough (376 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got the bottle at Thriftway in Renton, WA.

Pours a light golden color, good carbonation, small pale head, light lacing. Smells fresh, fruity, and sweet.

Every other sip seems to taste sweet, and every other sip seems to be hoppy -- not pine-tree hoppy, though. Some hints of honey, some floral notes, but a strong bitter aftertaste.

Feels light and good in the mouth, but it's a little too bubbly. Quite drinkable. My second Lost Abbey brew, and I've enjoyed them both. (472 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ripe apricot with a gentle dusting of fine yeast. The polished ivory crown has the texture of warm marshmallow and comes pretty close to the magnificence of a world-class Belgian ale. Sticky bridges connect head and glass and then break in slow motion. Fine sheets of delicate lace look good as well.

Devotion smells like a classic Belgian pale ale that has been tinked with by an American craft brewer. There's less yeasty spiciness and more bright, floral, citric hoppiness than expected. I'm pretty sure this is going to be great beer.

Great might be a stretch, but it is very good. In my opinion, The Lost Abbey pushed it over the top by adding so many hops. Style purists of Belgian and Belgian-style beer might disagree. However, there are plenty of traditional brewers who are jumping on the 'stuff it full of hops' bandwagon. If you're a hophead, I'd definitely recommend drinking this one fresh.

Pale malt is present as no more than a skeletal structure on which to hang the hops and the yeast. The hoppiness is sunshine bright, hugely lemongrassy, spicy and citrusy. I'm thinking predominantly Saaz with a handful or two of an American ringer. Man oh man, Devotion tastes as fresh as if it was bottled this morning!

I haven't even mentioned the fruit and spice yet. Let's see... golden delicious apples, barely ripe pears, a hint of clover honey and a sprinkling of ground clove and (especially) white pepper. Each mouthful is a glorious combination of bitter, tangy and sweet, with bitter winning handily.

Although the mouthfeel is generously bubbled, the beer doesn't expand to fill the mouth as completely as it could. It's still a pleasure to gulp and swallow. Drinkability is impressive, in all senses of the word.

I had a pretty good idea that Devotion would be good beer, I just didn't think it would be quite this good. It's still waaay too early to say for sure (let me drink the handful of Port offerings that are biding their time in my cellar first), but this brewery has a chance to be one of my favorite sources for Belgian-style beer in this country. (2,093 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a clear straw yellow color with a fluffy white.

There's a spiciness and Belgian yeast note.

The beer has a beautiful flavor. It hits with a Belgian yeast note, a substantial honey and sweetness. There's a strong bite of bitterness and hop forwardness. A really easy light drinking beer, but with lots of drying and hops in there.

A really interesting brew in how it's Belgian and also hoppy. A crisp beer that offers medium flavor that makes it an "everyday" type of beer. (494 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-cloudy light orange with a nice frothy cream colored head

S-smells aged and tart. smells like lemons and pale belgian sugars. quite strong smelling

T-comes in quite creamy with tastes of tangerine, vanilla, and a light taste of slight belgian pale sugars. there's a slight tartness. it ends with a good aged tartness with some orange and belgian spices. its a very crisp beer.

M-medium and creamy carbonation with a crisp finish

O-this is a fantastic mix between a sour and belgian pale ale...leaning slightly more towards the belgian pale. this is a unique drink that i really appreciate. it goes down quite easily and i'm amazed by the fair price. (655 characters)

Photo of NickRivers
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A&S - Pours a beautiful hazy golden orange, with a huge fluffy white head. Great retention. The head lasts the entire glass. Smells of light malt, light fruit, clove, and straw aroma'd yeast.

T&M - Hits with a peachy straw malt, then sweetens and crisps showcasing the medium/light body, then bitters with fresh as can be hops, very light and refreshing!

O - I really enjoyed this one. Its my first from The Lost Abbey and I look forward for more. Its great to buy and share with the friends, especially those who'll say, "Beers come with corks?" Overall its a wonderful Pale Ale in general, I'd drink this just as much as an American Pale Ale. Be sure to pour this slowly as the head gets a little out of control. Stay thirsty my friends! (741 characters)

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from undated bottle to NBB globe glass. The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice 2.5 finger white fluffy head. Excellent retention and lacing. This beer looks fantastic. The nose is nice though rather mellow. Hints of citrus, apples, toasted malt, a hint of alcohol, and a nice belgian yeast. Well constructed. The flavor starts with a subtle apple flavor together with a crisp citrus flavor. Mild bitterness. A bit of toasty malt mixes well with the yeast character. Works well together. Finishes crisp with a lingering apple flavor with a hint of bitter. Highly carbonated, medium bodied.

Overall, this is another winner from Lost Abbey. Very easy drinking and well crafted. Recommended. (710 characters)

Photo of wesclaypool
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Grad in Davis.

a - Deep orange color that had me wondering if it was unfiltered, haven't checked on that. Had soft, foamy head maybe a finger thick.

s - Had a pretty balanced smell, hops did not overwhelm the sweetness of the malts. Some spices noticeable.

t - Again, very balanced taste, exactly what I look for in a pale ale. A lot of sweet flavors but not to the point that they overpowered the bitterness of the hops.

m - Not very thick, but still smooth. Did not pick up on much carbonation.

d - Had this with a salad and a sandwich and it was perfect. Great for meals and I'm sure great to just sit and think about the drink. (650 characters)

Photo of BWH3
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A golden straw ale topped with a massive fine bubbly white head that pours at least two finger breadths deep. The head settles to a rocky mass of foam. The beer is not a clear as the style should be. The scent is based on a toasty bread sweetness combined with a light pear aroma and whiff of mineral hop bitterness. The taste is well balanced and perfect for a session beer. Taste very similar to scent with the addition of a bit of spicy pepper to compliment the bread sweetness and pear flavors. The tasting ends with a mildly dry noble hop bitterness. Medium bodied, big time head retention, perfectly carbonated without being champagne-like. An amazing american version of a belgian standard. (697 characters)

Photo of jculler82
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange/gold with a medium sized creamy white head that fades rather quickly.

Spicy hops on the nose. There is also a Brett type aroma, ala Orval. However, from what I can find online, there is no Brett in Devotion. Smells good, complex enough to keep going back for more.

Belgian yeast fruitiness, i.e. clove, banana, bubble gum, etc., is subdued, as it should be in a BPA, which I believe makes this style, and this beer, extremely drinkable. In the flavor there is some vanilla, spicy hops, lemon zest that comes and goes very quickly, a very mild acetic note, and the finish is a pleasant bitterness.

I'm loving Devotion, very complex for such a simple beer. With each sip you'll pick up new flavors and aromas that you didn't get in the last. I wish I had another 750. (781 characters)

Photo of koolchas
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked bottle poured into a tulip...

was very excited to get this brew knowing it's only in limited supply.

poured a nice carmel/copper color with a nice head. nice scent of hops hits the nose on taste. lace fills the sides of the tulip while drinking and carbonation races up from the bottom. a very nice brew that that is big on the hops but, does not "hit" the mouth as hard as american ipas/double ipas. the aftertaste is fresh and actually non-bitter.

definietly a belgian ipa worth getting. i also wish i could get my hands on more. there was a 1 bottle limit when i made my purchase ... arg! (614 characters)

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Devotion Ale from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.