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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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Photo of dgilks
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

dgilks, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of RickS95
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

RickS95, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

JohnK17, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Marty91, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Deaner1308, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

dseanv, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Domvan, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Beervana, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

JamLand, May 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Dirty_Island, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

dt_gbpackersfan, Apr 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

leoinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

gspeer711, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

trevor_s, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

greenspointexas, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

random846, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Arkay, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of richj1970
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

richj1970, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ystazi, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Great-Pyrebeers, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Beer21, Mar 19, 2014
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.