Inferno Ale - The Lost Abbey
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4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
03-29-2014 02:34:36 | More by richj1970
4.39/5 rDev +8.9%
pours hazy yellow orange. lot of musty grain and alcohol on nose. flavor explosively earthy. wow this is a great beer. I right now prefer it to Russian river damnation. still the duvel is king of strong pales and will always be, but yea these American brewers know how to get it close
03-17-2014 20:57:20 | More by dank203
4.89/5 rDev +21.3%
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.
03-06-2014 00:02:29 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.31/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
03-05-2014 03:37:37 | More by Jimmys
Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
90 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.