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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Inferno AleInferno Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

636 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 55
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
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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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-23-2011 19:18:21 | More by beefandbean22
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-10-2012 02:45:39 | More by bluerabbit
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tpd975

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice light yet slightly murky yellow hue with a nice foamy head. No lace noted.

S: Nice sweet apple and pear aromas with a nice blast of yeast. Light spice as well. Solid.

T: Just like the aroma. Tons of ripe apple with a touch of skinned pear. Citrus and yeast come next and a touch of Belgian yeast can be detected in the finish.

M: Medium in body with a nice dry finish.

D: Put the 750 ml down with no problem.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 20:45:03 | More by tpd975
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-23-2013 23:14:55 | More by Texasfan549
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-08-2014 03:11:40 | More by Beervana
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-16-2013 04:10:45 | More by uturn
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Arkay

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2014 17:49:30 | More by Arkay
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Domvan

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-11-2014 22:11:24 | More by Domvan
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Overlord

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't like saisons/farmhouse ales, by and large. This is probably as close as a beer can come to that style while still remaining enjoyable to me.

Pours a bright gold, with some orange overtones. Moderately large white foam head.

Smells like wheat, grass, citrus, and tons of yeast. Some spiciness (cloves? coriander?) in the nose. The taste pretty much delivers on that promise, except the bready/yeastiness is really, really pronounced. There's definitely some bananas, cloves, and lemony citrus in there. I could use either a bit more carbonation or a heavier mouthfeel: preferably both.

Very refreshing, dangerously drinkable. A bit underrated. Glad I bought a few, as this appears to be a one time deal.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 08:03:41 | More by Overlord
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patm1986

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 05:12:04 | More by patm1986
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-06-2012 02:16:57 | More by Aschap
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 02:15:36 | More by JAHMUR
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-27-2013 08:43:14 | More by strongaf
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-01-2011 13:43:20 | More by Bmoyer0301
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-18-2014 00:13:24 | More by Jnet0125
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-18-2013 05:41:52 | More by duff247
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-12-2011 23:13:34 | More by drummermattie02
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-20-2011 21:27:01 | More by jophish17
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heavenlyStash

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-24-2013 07:02:55 | More by heavenlyStash
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleased to see that another Lost Abbey beer has made its way to the East Coast. This was bought at Marty's Liquors in Newton today. I love the Dante esq looking artwork on the bottle. Just a side note; this was tasted, as recommended by some, alongside some Duvel, which apparently shares some of the same features. Pour in to a sniffer resulted in an orange/amber color, with a moderately large white head. Nose is based in fruit, with a bit of a cinnamon gum aroma. Must and alcohol, similar to a farmhouse ale in some ways, also show themselves in the nose. Taste is wonderfully floral, with spices all around. It transitions from sweet, to tart to dry, to slightly spicy within the span of a single sip. Body is full, but the alcohol is not particularly noticeable in the taste, very well hidden in fact. This one is easy to sip as well, but be careful, as it is a decently strong ale. Overall this is a very solid offering from The Lost Abbey. Not my favorite, but still great. For those that are wondering on the side by side tasting, Duvel won by a tiny amount. Inferno is more concentrated on complex flavor and aroma, whereas Duvel is all about mastering the feel and drinkability. I highly recommend putting the two down against each other, as it was a very fun experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 23:41:58 | More by jamie2dope
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-22-2013 02:41:37 | More by jvillefan
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Rayek

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy straw yellow, with very active carbonation. Fluffy eggshell cap has great staying power, and leaves behind a very substantial lace.

S: Quite spicy. Aromas of clove, coriander and pepper dominate. Lemon comes along for the ride. Underneath it all is a sourdough bread scent.

T: The spicy theme continues. Bitterness dominates out of the gate with its strong pepper, coriander and lemon bite. The sourdough quality from the nose adds to the festivities. A very dry maltiness adds yet more depth. Finishes dry and tart. The alcohol is very well masked.

M: Medium body is grainy and perhaps a touch over carbonated.

D: A very nice take on the style. The well hidden alcohol makes this beer one that can sneak up on you if you're not careful. Overall, a very nice pickup.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 02:23:44 | More by Rayek
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-11-2013 00:35:09 | More by Jas45678
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-14-2011 12:50:15 | More by djrn2
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2012 01:59:53 | More by tbeq00
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.