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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
90
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643 Ratings
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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 61
Gots: 69 | 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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Ratings: 643 | Reviews: 323 | Display Reviews Only:
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Faina

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-05-2012 03:46:56 | More by Faina
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 rate.

25oz bottle. Surprisingly clear and light golden pour, with a medium white head. Yeasty and fruity. Very reminiscent of some staple belgium strong blonde offerings. Light tropical fruits balanced by a moderate hop presence. Nothing to freak out about, but good.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 02:22:32 | More by JAXSON
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TYLY22

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

10-16-2013 02:43:30 | More by TYLY22
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

10-20-2012 00:44:53 | More by ScottP
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-08-2013 10:18:29 | More by beernads
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-02-2013 06:01:09 | More by Kelp
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John11486

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-08-2012 22:39:24 | More by John11486
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AApparel

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-16-2012 02:54:27 | More by AApparel
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy golden yellow with a thick fluffy head that leaves sheets of sticky lacing.

Aroma is candied sugar, and sweet malt. Very lemony. Nice bit of yeasty spices - notably coriander.

Taste is similar to the nose. Candy sweetness, lemon grass and orange peel. Strong herbal, yeasty funk character in the finish. Mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Soft and smooth.

Good, but not great. I'm missing some depth and complexity. Still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 00:58:39 | More by Blakaeris
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sbanacho

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-16-2012 16:57:19 | More by sbanacho
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C_Roetting

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-19-2013 20:12:39 | More by C_Roetting
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ViragS

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-05-2013 04:23:16 | More by ViragS
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retry4z

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-05-2014 19:59:01 | More by retry4z
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-22-2012 02:30:22 | More by THECPJ
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gspeer711

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-24-2014 20:35:23 | More by gspeer711
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-27-2013 22:08:15 | More by RMelyon
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-17-2012 01:51:12 | More by thegerm87
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-07-2014 03:39:23 | More by KAF
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Tim725


3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-18-2014 22:26:26 | More by Tim725
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shanblur

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled middle of 2010. Poured from 750ml bottle into a snifter.

A - Murky straw yellow with a robust white head which leaves extensive lacing.

S - Decidedly Belgian with a fruity ester component and a strong Belgian yeast aroma.

T - Belgian funk and a very sweet malt flavor profile. No hops detected.

M - Very rich in carbonation with a medium body.

Not my favorite of the style. Very sweet. Hides the alcohol well.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 20:30:43 | More by shanblur
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a pretty nice looking hazy yellow color. Not really what I expected when I read the name of the beer. The head that formed as I poured this one out was big, rocky and white. Pretty good lacing on this one. The smell of the beer gave off a decent amount of Belgian yeast aromas and some sweet malts. The taste of the beer was rather mild also, I thought that maybe there would be a touch of peppery spice in there but I wasn't getting any from what I could tell. The mouthfeel of this brew is pretty smooth, a very easy going drink. Overall I liked it, I found it to be pretty good and would probably drink it again one day.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 03:29:29 | More by Knapp85
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RickS95

Indiana

3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Resembles Duvel in the pour with its light, milky golden color. Huge head, looks like a bubble bath. As many fingers thick as you want it to be, good retention and a thick, sticky lace.

A great combination of tropical fruits and peppery Belgian yeast. Lurking in the background, I have to admit there is something warming.

Dare I say, yeast forward? The fruits come across in the taste as well as the smell, but the yeast takes over quickly and never lets go. Somewhere along the way, the alcohol puts its stamp on things and dominates.

A duo of extremes...spice and heat. The yeast provides for extreme spiciness and the alcohol brings fire to the party. There's an instance of sweet and then it's nothing but spice followed by pain from the burn. My tongue is already ruined after just a few sips. The back of my tongue is starting to feel it and there's a tingle in the my throat. Inferno is appropriately named. It doesn't help that there's an amazing amount of carbonation to keep the hot going.

It's not all that easy to drink. It smells so good, but then it's just painful to finish. I have a whole bomber to get through and I have no idea how. This misses the mark.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 02:45:02 | More by RickS95
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one with me on Super Bowl Sunday as a pre-game snack! Bottle on 10/5/11! Served from bottle into a Bell’s stemmed tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a pure white five finger head that subsided to three fingers very slowly. It maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, floral, floral hop, spices, banana, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, clove, fruit, floral, floral hop, earth, and spices. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The appearance was pretty nice on this one. There was a lot going on in the flavor of this one that really made you guess on the style of this brew. The aroma was pretty complex too. Definitely worth trying if you have a chance to try it, but I know I would love to try this one on tap to be able to see how different this one is from the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 14:17:17 | More by thagr81us
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DovaliHops

California

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very murky golden orange color with a medium white head that is very fluffy and hangs around for a bit. Aroma is EXTREMELY spicy! Probably the spiciest scents I've ever gotten in a beer. There are also hints of green apple and Belgian yeast, but the spice overpowers by a lot. Taste is initially lemon and green apples followed by tons of spice and pepper with hints of banana and a lot of yeasty flavors. There are also light bread flavors. Beer finishes with very boozy. Strong alcohol flavor...like vodka. Mouthfeel is nice, and clean...very crisp and full. Drinkability is fair...this is no Duvel, that's for sure!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 06:20:50 | More by DovaliHops
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ryrust5301

Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a very clear golden straw color, with a fat 2 and a half finger clumpy white head. Carbonation bubbles are present and jump up the center of the glass. Lacing is fairly present with soft patches left scattered around the glass.

Smell - Lite floral notes and some soft pear and apple. A spicy creaminess to the aroma as well. Not overly spicy, but just enough to give it a little edge.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Pretty dry, but noticeably sweet as well. Big wheat taste with a sticky honey flavor. Carbonation helps to keep it alive as this is an overall smooth beer. Spicyness as well as clove mixes in with the pear and apple melon taste.

Drinkability - First Lost Abbey i've had, and thought this one was a little too straight forward. Expected something bigger that would pop in your mouth more. Not a bad entrance into this brewery, and hoping to try more of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 03:44:34 | More by ryrust5301
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.