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Infidel - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company

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89
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lakes on 07-01-2012)
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BeerBrah

Idaho

4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Slightly hazy Bright orange with fluffy lasting head that has a Death-Grip for lacing
Aroma:
Hop forward with citrus, tangerine & pineapple notes. Underlying notes of Belgian spice. Very rich and floral
Taste:
Nice BIG hop hit but super balanced. The Citrus fruit from the aroma is right up front with the Belgian spice and a subtle malt backbone.
Palate/Mouthfeel:
Rich and velvety, Smooth and nicely carbonated
Overall:
This is a sexy, dangerous beer that is WAY too easy drinking for its 8.2% ABV. New "go to" IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 21:11:14 | More by BeerBrah
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Lakes

Idaho

4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a pint glass at the grand opening.

Very clear orange-golden color with a nice thick white lingering head that left a wonderful lace.

Aroma is spicy resiny citrus and very hop forward. The taste is exceptional. Big hit of the resiny hops but nothing even approaching astringency. Superbly balanced by both the malt and the Belgian yeast. The yeast is present throughout but doesn't dominate or overpower either the malt or the big hop hit. The mouthfeel is pretty big but balanced by the carbonation. Rhis is my new favorite IPA.

I'm drinking this till they ask me to leave.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 20:38:30 | More by Lakes
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Chrisbaggz

Maryland

4.79/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Went to check out the new Growler station at Magruder's DC today... Glad I did, as I was able to grab the last 64oz of this keg! The aroma and mouthfeel are so crisp and so clean, I feel like I'm in an cool evergreen forest where the air is fragrant, cool and dry. The taste is full of crisp, citrusy hop notes of grapefruit and a little pine. The favors of a fine but muted Belgian Ale come through the pallet from sip to swallow in a way that no other Belgian Style IPA has accomplished (most Belgian IPA's tend to be a little too Belgian and not enough IPA). This is one of my favorite beers of all time! The alcohol is hidden well and it is as refreshing as it is easy to drink. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

08-17-2013 04:40:16 | More by Chrisbaggz
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alphanon

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

03-23-2014 01:35:39 | More by alphanon
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bigred89

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

06-24-2013 00:43:55 | More by bigred89
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GypsyGirlJ

Idaho

4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

beautiful deep amber orange color with the slightest bit of haze. creamy, thick head with a good retention (i waited for a full minute before i gave up and drank through it.) the subsequent lace on the glass was crazy! in the nose i caught some floral notes, bold citrus and a touch of pineapple. a deep sip revealed bold hops with no astringency whatsoever, balanced grapefruit and this tantalizing little hints of pineapple with out it being too sweet. there are those interesting little notes of spice from the belgian yeast that compliment the citrus of this beer so well. i loved how the hops are very evident but don't overpower the other flavors of the beer. the belgian yeast seems to add a nice smooth finish to this beer, making it a lot more drinkable than some of other IPAs around the same IBU. the mouth feel was pure velvet, full but not heavy. very much enjoyed this beer!! my new favorite IPA by far!

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 16:48:10 | More by GypsyGirlJ
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-23-2013 00:56:00 | More by NWer
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leedorham

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-04-2013 20:14:07 | More by leedorham
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-15-2013 04:54:53 | More by 21Maestro8
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-06-2014 21:02:27 | More by illeagle05
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-27-2013 02:57:44 | More by Gatordaddy
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a dark bronze amber with a fine one finger ivory head with great retentiona and lacing. Looks nice. Aroma on pouring dominated by citrus and tropical fruit and citrus hops; after pouring more classical Belgian spicing, coriander and clove and saison yeast with hints of citrus hops. Wow, quite unexpected and complex flavor. Starts with sweet fruit, citrus rind, leaning tropical and orange citrus, becoming increasing cherry and stone fruit esters with peppery spices and citrus hops developing to finish hot spicy with Belgian spices and peppery, mildly citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with pleasant light creaminess and good carbonation. I've never had anything with this flavor profile before. There is a lot going on here, with sweet/sour fruit, hints of citrus rind, peppery and Belgian spicing and hops contributing more bitterness than herbal flavors (although it's hard to figure out where all the flavors are coming from, so perhaps this is also an unusual hop profile). Can't say I've been as startled but pleased by an ale flavor before. They say they are trying to produce a Belgian ale / American hop hybrid, and they nail it, but there is an intriguing fruit flavor underlying all that pulls this together. I found this and a couple other varieties 300 miles across state from me and now regret I can't try more from this brewery and soon. For me, a "wow" beer, I am very impressed.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 04:00:30 | More by LiquidAmber
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-nice golden color with a long lasting white head and good lacing

S-grainy malt, yeasty, spices, tropical fruit

T-pineapple, orange, toasted bread, yeasty, coriander, light pine,moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-outstanding Belgian IPA, really enjoyed this, great belgian character

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 02:07:47 | More by MDDMD
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-21-2013 11:22:28 | More by jamisonspitzer
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-20-2014 00:38:02 | More by bubseymour
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-04-2014 23:56:26 | More by Flathead_Monster
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-21-2014 20:04:38 | More by JamieDuncan
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-18-2014 17:00:43 | More by Kurmaraja
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-10-2013 14:46:30 | More by zeff80
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Coopdaddy


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-24-2014 00:42:31 | More by Coopdaddy
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-31-2013 19:39:25 | More by jacewg
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-16-2014 21:50:50 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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woemad

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler purchased at Selkirk Abbey Brewing in Post Falls, Idaho, for $12. I've had this before three or four times at the brewery, and once at Manito Tap House. Soon, it should be available in bottles. Incientally, the brewery calls this a "Belgian Imperial IPA."

Poured a hazy, golden-orange color, with a sudsy, off-white head that hung around for a few minutes, the receeded to a thin skiff on the sides of a nonic pint glass.

Spicy and fruity in the nose. The fruit scent is more like tangerine than the usual grapefruit encountered in IPAs. The spiciness seems to balance the sweetness of the fruit scent well.

More bitter in the taste than in the smell. The bitterness starts things off, but is immediately paired up with the tangerine-like sweetness, which balances things nicely. In the background, the Belgian yeast provides a spicy cloak to wrap around the proceedings without ever coming to the fore. Big dry zap at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a coating, resiny mouthfeel.

I really like this beer, though my favorite SA beer is the St.Thomas Black Saison. Drinking either one doesn't exactly ruin my day. Hooray for Selkirk Abbey's new bottling line! Hopefully I'll be able to pick this up at Huckleberry's soon on a regular basis.

Serving type: growler

07-06-2013 21:31:58 | More by woemad
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at SP taphouse in a 10oz. wide mouth short glass

A-pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that retains well and leaves some spotted lacing on the glass.

S-Aroma is pleasant with some pine, grapefruit and hints of yeast.

T-Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness.

M-Medium bodied with generous carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the tongue.

O-A nice Belgian twist on an India Pale Ale. I'm curious how the other brews by Selkirk are

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2014 03:40:10 | More by reebtaerG
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flagmantho

Washington

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on-tap at the brewery during their 1 year anniversary party. Beer was served in a clear plastic cup; they weren't using normal glassware during the party.

Appearance: murky orange hue with a thick cap of frothy ivory foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: bright and fruity, with a candy like tangerine character. Sweet and enticing!

Taste: sweet and fruity, like the aroma. Tangeriney with a piney finish; one of my favorite IPA hop combinations. Bitterness is good and smooth. It's not super Belgian-ey, other than its candy like character. Delicous anyway!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation for the style.

Overall: quite refreshing and drinkable for a beer of its strength. I like tangeriney IPAs anyway, so this really floats my boat.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 18:30:23 | More by flagmantho
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Infidel from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
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