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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-07-2012 00:07:04 | More by whitecluster69
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-29-2012 01:47:16 | More by gleemonger
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2012 16:19:56 | More by KevdoggNasty
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

03-26-2012 00:13:26 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-20-2012 00:14:25 | More by illini4x4
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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
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-17-2012 04:03:51 | More by gkatsoris
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Exploded out the bottle, losing about 10%. Pours a medium yellow-orange amber, lots of carbonation. Massive thick white head and lacing. Aroma of Belgian spices, yeast and light fruit. A light metallic component to the aroma. Flavor is dry, spicy with light fruit and a hint of Brett or wild yeast. Dry peppery finish. The wild yeast component is mild enough that I enjoyed this ale. I'd probably choose a Belgian over this because of the dryness, but it is well made and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:02:57 | More by LiquidAmber
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2012 10:51:28 | More by SHCC
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-10-2012 04:08:09 | More by zonker17
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-10-2012 03:55:17 | More by SpillyBeers
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2012 01:59:53 | More by tbeq00
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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03-01-2012 02:37:21 | More by
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: The cork was very difficult to remove, but rewarded my blisters with a very satisfying pop. Inferno pours with two to three fingers of stark white head. Clearish straw-yellow with lots of bubbles. Scattered lacing.

S: Fruity/estery yeast. A bit of dry grain. Slight citrus.

T: Very satisfying! Dry-sweet with white pepper, pineapple, banana, and lots of Belgian yeast. I don't have a lot to say about it, but it's definitely a solid example of the style, though reminiscent of a tripel as well.

M: Excellent. The perfect balance of spicy-dry and fruity-wet. Light grain and barely noticeable alcohol.

O: An unmitigated success that cements The Lost Abbey in my mind as an excellent brewery. Highly recommended if you like Belgian pale ales. I would drink again, despite the steep price tag. Drinkable and undeniably pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 07:06:27 | More by AgentMunky
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United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +24.1%

02-25-2012 15:00:12 | More by lsfrontman
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-22-2012 02:30:22 | More by THECPJ
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3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high given the brewery. My bottle notes the ABV as 9.0%. Acquired yesterday at Wades Wine in Westlake Village, California. Cost was $5.49 USD plus tax.

A: Pours a three finger head of no real cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a hazy dark yellow-orange.

Sm: Malty and yeasty. Sugars. A simple, moderate strength aroma.

T: Clean malts, pleasant biscuity yeast, buttery esters, no real hop flavour, cream on the open, and spices. Some light lemon/orange/clove. Pretty well balanced. Well built. Pleasant and enjoyable. Not layered, but complex enough.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a creamy delightful open. The finish is enjoyable. Enjoyable tingly.

Dr: Very drinkable - especially for the ABV - which hardly comes out at all. I could drink this all night. It's a nice little beer, but Lost Abbey does better. Still, it's certainly worth checking out.


Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 07:17:54 | More by kojevergas
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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Slow, super slow pour, but the head still sprang up quickly to three fingers. But it still looks nice; cloudy straw colored. Great lacing.

Spicy smelling; tart orange and clove. So complex I can't pick them out but it's amazing.

All sorts of flavors, light malt, yeast, spicy (cardamon, clove, cinnamon), bitterness rolling over it all. Well put together.

Crisp and bubbly texture. Regal.

Wow. Amazing overall. Beyond earthly description.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 19:22:18 | More by Fatehunter
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-17-2012 08:46:24 | More by nasa258e
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2012 00:51:50 | More by joex444
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle (no bottle date) into a tulip

After a lengthy battle, the cork finally yields with a nice pop.

A - Pours mostly clear light orange color with a massive stream of carbonation rising from the center. A slow pour yields > 3 fingers of white head, no doubt due to the cork battle. Head has outstanding retention and coats the glass in lacing.

S - Heavy yeast presence with a bit of citrus and grape. Yeast has both bread and funk elements. Also has a bit of spiciness to it. Has kind of "thick" smell if such a thing is possible

T - Taste has more citrus than the aroma, but is still heavy on the yeast components. Nice bread and must, with a bit of pepper on the back end. Finishes earthy and dry with a touch of bitterness.

M - Medium mouthfeel with bright carbonation and a long earthy dry finish.

O - Very tasty. I bit heavier than Duvel,but not at all in a bad way. Nice depth of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 00:13:45 | More by warnerry
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-10-2012 05:04:53 | More by imperialking
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-08-2012 22:39:24 | More by John11486
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South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one with me on Super Bowl Sunday as a pre-game snack! Bottle on 10/5/11! Served from bottle into a Bell’s stemmed tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a pure white five finger head that subsided to three fingers very slowly. It maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, floral, floral hop, spices, banana, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, clove, fruit, floral, floral hop, earth, and spices. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The appearance was pretty nice on this one. There was a lot going on in the flavor of this one that really made you guess on the style of this brew. The aroma was pretty complex too. Definitely worth trying if you have a chance to try it, but I know I would love to try this one on tap to be able to see how different this one is from the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 14:17:17 | More by thagr81us
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-05-2012 22:06:58 | More by SoCalStout
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
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