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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
THE BROS
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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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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-04-2013 20:34:41 | More by StArnoldFan
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hpthebull

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

01-17-2013 04:51:37 | More by hpthebull
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JRed

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hmmm...hmmmm...What does this taste like?...Sweet?...Sour?...Bitter?...Tart? Wait, wait, let me try to convey the taste of this amazing renaissance man of beer. The Inferno Ale must just be the greatest, most diverse beer I have ever had. I keep taking sips from my tulip glass just to make sure I'm not going crazy. This beer really is sweet, sour, bitter, and tart at the same time. Wait a minute, I'm on sensory overload again. I apologize but I feel like the cop at the end of The Usual Suspects. I just can't get my head around this beer. There's definitely orange slice taste to this brew as well as hop attack. The cloudy color doesn't give you hints of what's about to enter your mouth. Most likely, you haven't tasted anything like this before; I don't mean just beer, I mean ANYTHING. The alcohol isn't too overpowering but you definitely know it's there like skeletons in your closet. Oh maybe I haven't tried enough beer yet and this is just like puppy love and what do I know? But this is as real as it gets from my perspective, I'll keep this one as one of the fondest memories I've ever had drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 01:44:37 | More by JRed
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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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12owls

California

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

first things first, i inverted the bottle to get some of that yeasty goodness that had settled, i did notice what looked like long stick like sedament, which was kinda strange, i blamed the cork, but that was fully intact. so i poured it and got a nice fruit rind arouma, look is foggy golden with some roasted grains, again..cirus fruit rind(maybe lemon ad/or grapefrut) head retention is amazing. nice thick white foam, with good looking lacing. mouthfeel is robust, full bodied with slight bitterness. it does make you wana take a whiff with everysip. suttle spices in auroma. alcohol is noticeble, but not overpowering. great beer, i can see this stocked regulrly stocked in my fridge. big thanks to jay from stone liquor.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 04:13:58 | More by 12owls
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL

A: Poured a slightly-hazy golden color with a nice, big white head.

S: Lots of citrus and yeastiness as well as sweetness from the malt; almost a light touch of honey.

T: Sweetness with lots of yeast--banana, citrus, and spice.

M: Very carbonated and quite light.

D: Very, very drinkable. This was my introduction to Lost Abbey and absolutely did not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 19:24:03 | More by Thorpe429
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bosco7

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pale almost straw color with a huge bone white head.

Smells really good. Orange, lemon zest, mint, apple skin, pepper, and some clove.

Starts with apple and lemon skin with a hint of sweetness. There is a spearmint like flavor in the middle. Spicy yeast, bark, and more apple skin towards the finish. The finish is bone dry and extremely thirst quenching.

Mouthfeel is crisp and oh so quenching. The carbonation tickles the tongue and leaves you wanting more.

Drinkability is beyond exceptional. Balance. Duvel is the obvious inspiration for the this beer. I never tasted a beer that came as close to Duvel's complexity and perfect balance. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 02:02:49 | More by bosco7
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: large three finger head on a pale hazy golden body.

S: very fruity, mostly lemon and banana, nice yeast presence.

T: corriander and strong herbal presencse with tropical fruit sweetness in the finish. avergae yeast presence. nicely tangy. The flavor is near perfect in blance, sweetness and belgian yeast character.

M: light body and high carbonation. semi dry finish.

Overall: this one is very well rounded and very drinkable. The rating is high but this one deserves it.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:46:17 | More by kylehay2004
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Beerenauslese

California

4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: A translucent gold with a robust lace head
S: Clove, cinnamon, honey, melon fruit, and banana
T: Lots of spice--saison spices--with a little bitter hops at the end; I am thinking of a Saison Dupont, but a little bit richer and deeper flavors
M: Creamy and hoppy, coats the entire mouth very pleasantly, leaves a lingering hemp-like flavor from the hops on the tongue.
D: Lovely, very drinkable, one glass invites another; now where are my mussels and frites?

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 01:33:13 | More by Beerenauslese
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nickfl

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a massive four finger head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head exhibits excellent staying power and when it finally settles it leaves excellent lace.

S - Notes of pepper, pear, and coriander with sweet, pilsner malt.

T - Soft, sweet malt up front with notes of pepper and pear. Notes of honey in the middle with more pear, coriander and black pepper. The beer finishes with vanilla, black pepper, and some lightly herbal hops with balancing bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and an appropriately dry finish.

D - Very well done. The bottle conditioning really shows here and helps with both body and carbonation, making this one of if not the best American made Belgians that I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:48:19 | More by nickfl
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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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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-10-2012 04:08:09 | More by zonker17
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-09-2013 16:21:10 | More by wmobley
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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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Diomede

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-20-2011 07:21:54 | More by Diomede
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-20-2014 02:51:04 | More by CRJMellor
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-01-2012 19:12:04 | More by Travisnin
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-07-2012 04:19:06 | More by Stoffel
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jwalden

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-05-2013 21:03:37 | More by jwalden
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-19-2011 01:44:40 | More by andyschaps
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TheNapkin

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing beer. Poured golden and extremely carbonated, perhaps as much as champagne. Even pouring the beer down the side of the glass created voluminous head that quickly bubbled out of the glass.

The aroma is full of sour fruits with only the slightest hint of sweetness. An intoxicating aroma. The taste follows in a similar vein--sour fruits (apple, pear, lemon). The brew was wildly carbonated and finished with a great dryness. Crisp and fruity, not altogether dissimilar from a sparkling wine but with a thicker body and fuller fruit explosion.

I've come to expect a lot from the Lost Abbey beers, but this one really blew me away. The best beer I've had by them hands down.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 18:32:06 | More by TheNapkin
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-18-2012 03:31:18 | More by Bones2009
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-19-2012 00:07:41 | More by RBorsato
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.