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Infidel - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 4
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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Jgotcher

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

04-30-2014 18:18:08 | More by Jgotcher
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RFL8


3/5  rDev -24.8%

07-19-2014 00:22:16 | More by RFL8
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.19/5  rDev -20.1%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled Aug 23, 2013.

A real nice body color deeper than most Belgian's somewhat orange amber and peach colored, with some dark brown edges. Transparency is a bit hazy and dull. Head is creamy tan and off white makes two fingers and whips up like frosting with some good clumping action. Some nice light and fine carbonation rising in the middle. Looking nice and ready to go here.

Nose is fairly basic. Some sweet cream sensations, a woody malt and a little bit of citrus hop muted quality. All nicely balanced, but not sensing so much Belgian character here, but quite solid.

Palate is a bit of disappointment on first sip. Incredibly thin body on the palate feel with little sense of carbonation surprisingly. Flavors are extremely chalky and wet. Aftertaste has a bit of hop American bitterness somewhere between pine and citrus, but it's also faint and just leaves a indescernable bitter bite which isn't that pleasurable. Malt depth and sweetness seems to be missing and gone nowhere.

Overall, it's not a horrible beer, but the Belgian character of malt and sweetness doesn't seem to be defined and the American hop used doesn't really seem to be that enjoyable to me.

09-25-2013 22:45:26 | More by smakawhat
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-09-2014 06:32:27 | More by Juno_Malone
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AWB3

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-31-2014 20:06:48 | More by AWB3
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Walshwi

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-01-2014 19:43:44 | More by Walshwi
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-15-2014 19:26:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-04-2014 00:47:44 | More by Dilbert65
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-20-2014 02:45:35 | More by thebigredone
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neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-12-2014 15:53:52 | More by neckbeered
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-28-2014 06:18:05 | More by brpendergast85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-03-2013 18:12:21 | More by JAHMUR
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stevoj

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-05-2014 02:49:46 | More by stevoj
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cavedave

New York

3.56/5  rDev -10.8%

This is getting redundant but geez some more delicious beer courtesy of beertunes my brother from another mother.

Nice cloudy gold with a thin off white cap that shrinks pretty quick but leaves behind bas relief mountain silhouettes on the glass.

Light/medium aroma with some mildly round tart, sweet grain, citrus hop, and lemon, with just a hint of herbal bitter in there.

Not a strong taste, but with some really tasty and balanced players. All the flavors of the aroma with some additional lemon presence, and a nice rooty herbal finish that doesn't overpower.

Very light in mouth, a bit too light, low carb. yet still a touch of carbonic somehow, and a nice finish. Its worst characteristic.

Very drinkable, nicely refreshing, middle of the road and tasty beer.

10-20-2013 19:17:39 | More by cavedave
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-07-2014 03:05:31 | More by DrBier
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Jameswoody

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-09-2014 02:43:40 | More by Jameswoody
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Jayeblue24

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-27-2013 05:28:40 | More by Jayeblue24
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harrymel

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-04-2013 18:41:57 | More by harrymel
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beertunes

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Thanks to Chris and Sarah for bringing back this treat. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a cloudy orange color with over a half-inch of of off-white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma had a nice yeast scent upfront, a good grain base, a bit of spice and a light fruitiness. There was just a bit of citrus and floral hops in the nose as well. The flavors started out the same, the beer had a distinct Tripelish taste, but then the hops kicked in and the beer really perked up. The yeast really meshed very well with citrusy hops, and there was definitely a nice bite on the finish.

The body was very good, full, yet not heavy, and had a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was great, if this were available to me regularly, I would have it my starting rotation. Overall, a very fine brew. Hopefully we can sweet talk these guys into sending some beer over to us on the Wet Side of the Cascades. A must try if you see it.

03-24-2013 18:56:40 | More by beertunes
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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-26-2014 06:24:17 | More by ZEB89
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-07-2013 09:52:48 | More by rab53
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

10-21-2013 14:14:02 | More by tommyguz
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-22-2014 21:47:19 | More by schnarr84
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draheim

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%

L: 3.75
A: 3.75
T: 4.00
M: 4.00
O: 3.75

22oz into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a sudsy white head.

Aroma is floral and a little perfumy. A hint of pineapple and citrus.

Taste is floral with a touch of clean sharp pine. Belgian yeast softens the edges. Hop bitterness is balanced by the substantial malt bill. Has a vaguely tea-like quality I can't quite identify.

Mouthfeel is soft and medium-bodied.

Overall a well-crafted imperial Belgian IPA.

08-17-2014 05:23:33 | More by draheim
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -1%

Enjoyed a 22 oz bottle poured in increments into a Belgian-style goblet, shared with a beer savvy buddy who brought this over for a dinner party that started off as a tasting and ended as a Phillips Hop Circle quaffing session. Fortunately I took decent notes during the tasting portion. Cool succubus type demon (or angel?) on the label. This Belgian IPA is a cloudy orange amber color with a nice robust beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with some tropical fruit, floral, and spicy notes along with a spike of menthol, pleasant and assertive but not aggressive. Palate hits all the right buttons for a well-crafted Belgian IPA, with some citrus rind, unripe pears and apples, mixed peppercorns, fermented pineapple, herbal licorice, earthy black tea, and mellow pine resin all combining to yield an overall sweet, sour, perfumed, and spicy effect with less pungent alcohol than you often get in Belgian tripels and associated hoppy versions. The malts provide an unassuming sweet brown sugar note coasting along in the background. Thinnish well-attenuated body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly crisp and dry finish, with lingering sour fruit and tea-like hops tickling the palate. A very enjoyable Belgian, nice hop flavors with a little resin, a refreshing unripe fruit and citrus quasi-sourness, and downplayed alcohol taste that enhances drinkability. Apparently Idaho is about more than just potatoes.

02-18-2014 00:02:53 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Infidel from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.