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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Inferno AleInferno Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

666 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 666
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 65
Gots: 77 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-04-2008)
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Photo of TheNapkin
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing beer. Poured golden and extremely carbonated, perhaps as much as champagne. Even pouring the beer down the side of the glass created voluminous head that quickly bubbled out of the glass.

The aroma is full of sour fruits with only the slightest hint of sweetness. An intoxicating aroma. The taste follows in a similar vein--sour fruits (apple, pear, lemon). The brew was wildly carbonated and finished with a great dryness. Crisp and fruity, not altogether dissimilar from a sparkling wine but with a thicker body and fuller fruit explosion.

I've come to expect a lot from the Lost Abbey beers, but this one really blew me away. The best beer I've had by them hands down.

TheNapkin, Jan 02, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bottle from South Bay Drugs & Liquor for US$10. Thanks Joey!

The ususal caged and corked 750ml bottle, it pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a 2 finger head of foam and plenty of lacing.

The smell has notes of yeast, lemon, pepper, and a bit of clove. It's nice and I think, right for the style.

The taste is...yummy. Plenty of pepper and lemony flavour along with notes of yeast, banana, and some sweet and bready malt. I don't notice any of the clove that I mentioned in the smell but it's not really needed as the flavours do fine without it. It finishes very dry and, despite its abv, this is a very refreshing and quite drinkable BSPA.

It has a medium mouthfeel to me and the carbonation is also medium.

Hey, if I was given this in a blindfold test, I'd swear that this was made in Belgium...or by Russian River.;^) I'd love to do a side by side with this and RR Damnation! I doubt that there would be a loser.

Bottom line: Excellent example of the style and it is one that I'd seek out again. Highly recommended!

Bitterbill, May 18, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.