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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 65
Gots: 76 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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user785335, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

dwoolley1, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Joshpu, Dec 15, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First, I prefer IPAs, the bitterer the betterer. Given that, I got this as a gift and had to try it. The color was a nice golden, the head was one finger floating above four in a snifter, slowing melting to a nice coat on the top. Ale was about 36-38 degrees F. (I like my IPAs cold) Smell was mild, fruity, typical of a belgian, with no individual overwhelming flavor. Taste was nice, extremely complex, sweet after-taste, but enough bitterness not to be cloying. Spices well mixed, several different fruity hints overlapped each other. Mouth feel was great - smooth, thick almost, left nice coating. Alcohol was nicely hidden by the complexity of the flavors, nice buzz after a while. I just might try some more of these unique belgians from now on.

techguyale, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

wonothesane42, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

fain12, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

whatname, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
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IrishColonial, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Rhettroactive, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

notchucknorris, Oct 23, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/4/2012. No carbonation pop upon opening. Pours moderately hazy bright golden amber color with a thin lace cap for a head that reduces to a ring. Minimal clinging bubbles on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, grape, banana, clove, pepper, honey, wheat, candi sugar, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, grape, banana, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, candi sugar, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, candi sugar, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters and malt sweetness; with a great malt/spiciness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Zero carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and fairly smooth mouthfeel that is decent. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall, despite having nearly zero carbonation; this was a very good Belgian strong golden. All around nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

mkrass, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium yellow in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast (peppery) and spices along with some lighter aromas of pale malts and citrus/orange zest hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts along with moderate to strong flavors of peppery Belgian yeast and spices. There are light flavors of candi sugar sweetness and just a hint of citrus/orange zest hops. Light amounts of bitterness are present and linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness and a moderate amount of prickliness (likely from the spices).

O: This beer is pretty easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden - there is a decent amount of complexity. I found this one enjoyable and I would recommend checking this one out.

dbrauneis, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

NeutroMan, Sep 29, 2013
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.