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Infidel - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 20:39:51 | More by Proclarush
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rvajohn

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 01:06:59 | More by rvajohn
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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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theBIERlad

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

01-18-2014 06:19:24 | More by theBIERlad
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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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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-15-2013 04:54:53 | More by 21Maestro8
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-07-2013 09:52:48 | More by rab53
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2013 19:25:03 | More by Boone757
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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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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-10-2013 14:46:30 | More by zeff80
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

11-07-2013 01:28:11 | More by cfinch2
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. An abbey brew, wherein "it's not for the masses, it's for you." Awesomesauce. Wow - there's something in Post Falls other than outlet malls?

This beer pours a cloudy, murky dark apricot amber hue, with two fingers of bubbly, loosely foamy dirty white head, which renders some decent multilayered disintegrating cloud lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs out of sight.

It smells of musty orange, grapefruit and more esoteric tropical fruit, leafy pine needles, earthy yeast, a laid-back creamed caramel malt, bready crackers, a mild clove/white pepper spiciness, and further soft herbal, weedy hops. The taste is more mixed citrus and pineapple-heavy exotic fruit, bready caramel malt, a twinge of saltwater taffy, forest floor detritus, spicy coriander and multicoloured ground pepper, phenolic Belgian yeast, and more herbal, musty hops.

The carbonation is light, and more playfully frothy than anything, the body a plain medium weight, and sort of pithy in its otherwise unassailed smoothness. It finishes off-dry, just, as the malt sort of sputters, while the hops and yeast kick it up a notch or so, battling for supremacy to the end.

A pleasantly balanced and tasty Belgian-styled IPA. Not too yeasty, not too hoppy, but well organized and easy on the tastebuds and overall psyche for this general nonbeliever. This is the part where I usually have to justify why this unholy melding of styles is unnecessary, and well, makes baby Jebus cry. Not here, boyos (Flogging Molly is weirdly on repeat in the background), here we have a defiant usurper of the status quo, one I can duly get behind.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 02:26:04 | More by biboergosum
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

New York

3.56/5  rDev -11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 19:17:39 | More by cavedave
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish orange body with good head and lace ring around glass. A pleasant aroma that mixed wet, citric hops and a touch of yeast and some tropical fruit and possible sweet candi sugar malts. This is a really good beer that balanced both styles quite well, although at times I found it more hoppy. The typical wet, piney, citrisy American hops are there, but so is yeast to smooth the beer out, and there is a medium-bodied, bready/chewey mouthfeel to the beer. Also a touch of sweet malts and some minor tropical fruit flavors and the beer finishes easy and dry. ABV well hidden b/c not once did I even get a touch of booziness or alcohol burn. This was quite the unexpected find at the grocery store.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 13:56:57 | More by clayrock81
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev 0%

09-30-2013 05:16:05 | More by zestd
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Jayeblue24

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Maryland

3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

09-18-2013 22:51:56 | More by DrinkSlurm
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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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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up tonight at the COOP for about $7.. Poured into my HotD goblet... nice 1" foamy white head.. great lacing with pretty good retention.. the brew is lightly hazed orange.

The nose is really well done for a Belgian IPA.. restrained American fruity hoppiness with a nice yeastiness... great balance between the citrus/tropical fruitiness and the clovey/pink bubblegum phenols... Smells great.

Flavor leans more toward the yeast profile but is still well balanced.. a bitterness shows up front just long enough to allow the lite pale malts and Belgian phenols sing.. very drinkable, finishes pretty dry and begs for another sip.

Body is medium/lite with a good amount of small bubble carbonation that helps lift the palate. I cannot believe this is 8%+.. NEVER would have guessed it.

I have enjoyed a few of Selkirk's brews on tap/growler now and am super stoked to see the first bottles.... I know more are coming and cannot wait. This is very well done for a style that is easy to get out of whack.

All 4's.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 04:48:56 | More by JohnGalt1
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

08-06-2013 17:52:01 | More by JohnK17
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-27-2013 02:57:44 | More by Gatordaddy
Infidel from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.