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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
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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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fenix1300

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-13-2012 02:19:49 | More by fenix1300
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a cloudy orange color with a nice fluffy 2" head. Mild lace appears.

Smell: lemon, fruit sweetness, and some spicy yeast creates a nice aroma.

Taste: nice malt sweetness with some lemon zest, pepper, pear, green grapes, and golden apples. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish.

Overall: a very good belgian ale that is refreshing and very flavorful. Superb beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 21:31:09 | More by Gavage
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-11-2012 03:29:21 | More by Vylo
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-09-2012 03:01:14 | More by barbellsNbeers
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-07-2012 14:18:47 | More by scott2269
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a semi hazy pale straw color with a billowing fluffy pillow of head. Bright white giant with incredible lacing. Great looking beer. Subtle nose but unique. Some white peppercorn. Some earthy/grassy yeast and faint medicinal phenols.

Full body but clean and crisp. Big and complex yet subtle very much so like a true Belgian beer. Effervesenct carbonation and well blended flavors. Some clove, corriander, Orange peel, crisp lemon tart and grassy yeast. Can be enjoyed and dived into, picking our subtelties and flavors or just sipped on and enjoyed for the buzz. Alcohol hidden relatively well. Doesn't make it stand stand out incredibly but is extremely well brewed.

The spice of the yeast paired with the American hop presence is insane

Paired with sushi and spicy mayo, this beer really cleans the palate and clears the heat off the back of your tongue from spicy foods. Such an incredibly dry clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 03:19:30 | More by jtierney89
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One2Remeber

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Micro bubbles on the side, creamy as could be frothy vanilla colored head. Hazy, completely cloudy. Tangerine/orange body. Positively inviting.

S: Candy sweetness, phenolic to say the least, soapy aroma as it warms up. Spicy clove yeast jumps out of the glass. Aroma of fresh orange peels.

T/M: Explosive notes of fruity esters. Zesty taste and mouthfeel is the key characteristic. Tangy/tartness, similar to a green apple, overwhelm the pallet for an invigorating sensation.

O: Well-balanced. Bold flavors, crisp. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 00:51:34 | More by One2Remeber
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-06-2012 03:00:47 | More by DangerDawg
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-30-2012 04:54:40 | More by Elfastball7
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-24-2012 23:12:24 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-23-2012 22:04:21 | More by Snellgg5
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-23-2012 00:23:53 | More by RoryOMoore
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, unfortunately I had to use a plastic cup since that's all that was in my hotel room.
A: Pale yellow color with a generous two finger head that lingers at that level for some time. Some of the best retention I've seen.
S: Flowers, spices, dried apricot, a spritz of citrus and a hint of bread.
T: This has a nice pizzazz to it. Lemon and spices. A malty midpalate, slightly bitter on the finish.
M: Light to medium bodied; the carbonation adds a pleasant touch.
O: I wish there was also a scoring button for the label because this one is epic. The beer in the bottle is pretty darn good too, I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 02:43:58 | More by ONUMello
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SaneMan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-21-2012 04:49:35 | More by SaneMan
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems like I haven't had this style in awhile, and my first Lost Abbey beer. Let's see how this goes poured into a tulip glass.

A nice golden light pale orange amber body, somewhat opaque but also some real nice column rising tiny white carbonation bubbles. Head forms nice and evenly with a rocky character, white and bright, clumpy and lumpy. Real nice looking.

Notes of pear and sweet green fruit seem to hit on first whiff. Some light sweetness and a sense of yeast. Smells fairly straight forward but good.

Tight noticeable carbonation but doesn't take away from the palate. Some slight thickness but a bit subdued, seems to bring the taste of a sweet malt and very prickly, fruit hints seem to turn to more lemon and citrus, but finish with a real nice crisp tang character. Dry as it mentions, but not nearly as bone dry as the bottle suggests. A nice lingering aftertaste mixing with a faint icing sugar.

Overall pretty solid beer and a fun one to drink. Carbonation seems to hint at a displeasure but even this big it's actually feels like an enhancement. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 04:16:52 | More by smakawhat
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JstnP


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-19-2012 03:14:15 | More by JstnP
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

750ml corked bottle, poured into a tulip. Thanks to James at NEBCO for sharing this; the bottle is supposedly about a year old.

A: Hazy orange-gold body under an inch of fine, creamy eggshell head. Great retention and tons of lace. Lovely.

S: Heavily fruity, with apricot and prune really standing out. Some mild earthiness. Not terribly pleasant.

T: Follows the nose, with a powerfully fruity, earthy, and mildly tart assault of esters and malts. The finish is a bit boozy, and somehow manages to be both dry and heavy at the same time. Unappetizing.

M: Frothy, lively, creamy, and generally terrific for the style.

O: This reminded me a bit of Goose Island Matilda, but was nowhere near as enjoyable. We washed it down with NEBCO's own BSPA, 668, and that beer could hardly have made a stronger (and more positive) contrast. Not recommended, but perhaps it would be better really fresh. Definitely no better than average for the style.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 00:16:07 | More by woosterbill
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2012 13:27:14 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Drinkerofales

California

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hazy golden brown color fills the glass, with hints of orange highlights. A big light tan head left some wispy lacing and a nice ring.

Smells of apple skin, yeast, and a hint of the malts.

Taste is nicely fruity upfront, some malts in the middle, and yeasty tang finish. A bit bitter as well on the finish.

Taste is very smooth, and lightly bubbly. Great drinking.

Glad I could find this in a small bottle, as I didn't want to commit to the large one for over 10$. A great beer, glad to try, and worth drinking.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 06:12:58 | More by Drinkerofales
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whitecluster69

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-07-2012 00:07:04 | More by whitecluster69
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-29-2012 01:47:16 | More by gleemonger
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KevdoggNasty


4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2012 16:19:56 | More by KevdoggNasty
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

03-26-2012 00:13:26 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-20-2012 00:14:25 | More by illini4x4
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Golden-orange color with massive frothy head and lots of lacing. Very inviting appearance.

Smell is fruity. Lemon and belgian yeast are present.

Taste is sweet up front with some lemon tartness. There is a little funk present. Cinnamon/spiciness as well. Mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with tons of carbonation but not as effervescent as others in this style. Very smooth and drinkable. A bit dry in the finish.

Overall this was very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 22:46:36 | More by TrappistJohnMD
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.