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Infidel - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company

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very good

76 Ratings
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Jgotcher, Apr 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

RFL8, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.19/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

smakawhat, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Juno_Malone, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

AWB3, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Walshwi, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ygtbsm94, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

LouZ, Yesterday at 10:12 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Dilbert65, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

thebigredone, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

brpendergast85, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

stevoj, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of cavedave
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

cavedave, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Jameswoody, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Jayeblue24, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Bottle opened 10.12.14

Pours darker then expected. Mild hops and Belgian spice. I suspect an older bottle.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

harrymel, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

beertunes, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

ZEB89, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

rab53, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tommyguz, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Mouth coating Belgian, with a biscuity malt base. Good balance between the malt and hop bitterness. Finishes off with a strong spice presence.

BeerHewitt, Sep 19, 2014
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Infidel from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.