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Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

638 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 57
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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jkane101

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-16-2014 22:34:11 | More by jkane101
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-09-2014 01:33:49 | More by HoppyBastard2
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
8.5% ABV, Bottled 9/26/13

A - A puffy thunderhead cloud of lumpy, sparkling, snow-white foam rests atop a beautiful pale yellow colored beer hazed over by unfiltered sediment. A billowing chimney of carbonation keeps the tall foam afloat for what seems like eternity while thick white suds clings to the glass, caking it in decorative lace.

S - Great Belgian yeast aromatics just flow from this beer effortlessly; lemongrass citrus, sticky-sweet clover honey, and sharp musty dryness all overlap the light malts kissed by wet wheat. White grape skin, clay, and wet rocks caress a sprinkling of spicy noble hops that finish out the spectacular aroma, complimented by tiny banana esters coming through after sipping.

T - Inferno Ale begins with a mellow candi sugar sweetness that evolves into a spicy twang from noble hops and yeast esters; light earthy clay, clove, lemongrass, Bartlett pear skin, and floral notes all congregate with a teeny banana hint along the back end.

M - As effervescent as champagne, foam tickles the lips as it's sipped and the bubbles lightly sting the throat as it's swallowed giving it a refreshing light body, balanced perfectly between the maltiness, light hop additions, and yeast esters. The only time any alcohol is noticeable in this brew is faint through retro nasal breathing, finishing with a slightly fusel warmth.

O - Complex and bold in aroma and flavor, Inferno Ale packs a wallop (of alcohol) that goes generally unnoticed through it's consumption, a trait sought after in this highly drinkable style. An incredible Belgian Strong Pale Ale from start to finish, The Lost Abbey's Inferno Ale get as close to replicating the classics as possible, so close in fact, one might believe it straight from Belgium in a blind tasting! To top it off, every time I've experienced this beer it retains it's quality, which is more than I can say for one of the largest producers of this style. The Lost Abbey's Inferno Ale is a world-class beer that absolutely must be tried by any self-respecting beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 00:02:29 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into tulip. bottled 11/26/11.

A: pours with decent clarity. a deep blonde. head is massive and has good retention. unfortunately limited lacing.

S: some light fruity sugars. pears. smells a little bit musty. barnyard and farm-y.

T: a slightly farmy taste. there is really a very slight tartness, that leads me to believe this is on the verge of spoilage. but not yet. a little bit of boozy heat, but certainly manageable. really, really, really dry.

M: a vivacious carb on a full bodied beer. well done bottle conditioning. pretty outstanding carb level for the style.

D: drinks pretty good after 3 years. a tasty Belgian strong blond, with some very interesting barnyard funky notes. really found this enjoyable and wonder if it is equally as barn-like fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 03:37:37 | More by Jimmys
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2014 01:39:00 | More by Syracuse12
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-04-2014 00:54:38 | More by TKEbeerman
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-03-2014 03:29:55 | More by MarcWP
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-02-2014 01:31:15 | More by kkmiller76
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BryanCDM

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-28-2014 05:04:45 | More by BryanCDM
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-25-2014 04:09:50 | More by jaymo18
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-24-2014 15:48:00 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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JaredGolia

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2014 04:19:58 | More by JaredGolia
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with bottled on date 12/??/2012 printed & smeared on the bottleneck. This is my 666th beer review on BeerAdvocate, and this was about as appropriate a beer I could find for the occasion. Vintage 2012, my bottle lists an 8.50% abv. Also, my first beer from The Lost Abbey.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Uncorks with a nice loud pop and pours a huge four plus fingers of foamy white head. Body is a hazed pale golden yellow. Excellent head retention for the high abv and age.

S - Smell is of big musty yeast derived fruitiness - apple, pear, white grapes, lightly vinous, grassy, slight alcohol fumes. Lots of apple juice / grape juice / wine like characteristics.

T - Taste is of banana, apple, pear, white grape, clove spice, and herbal / earthy yeast must. Again, lots of apple / grape / vinous wine character going on here.

M - Feel is lightly dry, earthy, and bitter. Full bodied with excellent carbonation that has held on well.

Overall, a nice Belgian. Warming alcohol. Lots of grape / apple / wine character. Glad to have tried it, and I look forward to more from The Lost Abbey.

The Lost Abbey Inferno Ale ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 22:48:30 | More by mfnmbvp
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-02-2014 00:02:28 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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BBB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-31-2014 17:20:33 | More by BBB
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2014 04:41:54 | More by ricecracker420
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Swedgin

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-26-2014 21:23:01 | More by Swedgin
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BierJager89

California

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours (from bottle with an epic label) golden with a foamy white head, clearly quite carbonated.

S: Coriander, orange, tripelesque spices in the nose.

T: Lemon, orange, tart, tangy light fruit.

M: Medium bodied, and a bit carbonated, but smooth enough, with a warming alcoholic bite as it goes down the throat.

O: The Lost Abbey has yet to release a beer that I don't like, and I love how epically metal their labels are.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 22:00:02 | More by BierJager89
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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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alwaysplayin

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-17-2014 07:44:12 | More by alwaysplayin
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-15-2014 04:31:23 | More by mattmarka1
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-01-2014 17:26:57 | More by tommy5
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-30-2013 06:22:55 | More by Myst
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-20-2013 13:09:14 | More by user785335
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.