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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

642 Ratings
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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 61
Gots: 69 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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dgilks

Australia

3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden colour with a moderate sized white head. Fair head retention.

Sharp citrussy aroma with distinct clove and pepper phenols. Nice balance of fruit and spice. Sweet with some alcohol notes too.

Soft, sweet malt with a sharpness that cleans it out. Solid fruitiness and touches of spice. A little musty. Good.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Could be spritzier.

A solid Tripel. Good flavour even if there isn't a twist. Carbonation a little lacking.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 10:54:26 | More by dgilks
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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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-31-2014 02:29:35 | More by JohnK17
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-30-2014 22:05:11 | More by Marty91
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Deaner1308

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-27-2014 21:28:45 | More by Deaner1308
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-18-2014 05:33:43 | More by mhaugo
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dseanv

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-15-2014 11:47:48 | More by dseanv
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Domvan

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-01-2014 22:41:21 | More by JamLand
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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-27-2014 21:24:13 | More by Dirty_Island
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-27-2014 14:26:09 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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leoinsd

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-27-2014 06:11:08 | More by leoinsd
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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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trevor_s

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-20-2014 03:48:41 | More by trevor_s
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-18-2014 16:10:38 | More by DRTBrewster
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-17-2014 17:40:03 | More by Whiskeydeez
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-07-2014 22:49:56 | More by greenspointexas
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random846

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-07-2014 07:05:09 | More by random846
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Arkay

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2014 17:49:30 | More by Arkay
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richj1970

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml bottle dated 12/4/2012 into teku glass.

A: Pours a hazy sunshine yellow with a gigantic 4-5 finger soapy white head that seems to linger forever. Some decent resididual lacing.

S: Belgian yeast esters, banana, clove, and some nice earthy funk.

T: Some of the Belgian candy sugar sweetness mixed with some nice farmhouse funk. Slight citrus notes.

M: Crazy big head, and steady stream of bubbles even considering the age and ABV. Finishes a bit dry and crisp.

O: One of the best pale ales that I have had to date. Need to find some more of this one soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 02:34:36 | More by richj1970
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-29-2014 02:12:28 | More by ystazi
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Great-Pyrebeers

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-22-2014 20:08:27 | More by afsdan
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-19-2014 22:39:00 | More by Beer21
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.