Inferno | Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
England, United Kingdom
oakhamales.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mark on 01-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear pale yellow in color and has a low amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a bit of lacing in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ruby red grapefruit are present in the nose; these become a bit stronger once the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of ruby red grapefruit and notes of lime zest. It finishes with a light to moderate amount of bitterness and some tang.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has a bit of dryness.
O: The use of West Coast hops puts an interesting twist in this English Pale Ale as they impart nice aromas and flavors but don't overpower the delicate malts.

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Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of henryclay_
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of sdm9465
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle stamped BB 1 May 2014.
Pours light amber, slightly hazy, with a small weak bubbly head.
Aroma of mild hops, mainly of the citrus and floral types.
Flavor: a nice mix of hops with a mild malt base. The floral aroma carries over to the taste; too much so.
Feel: overly thin and watery body; decent carbonation level.

O: only a mediocre pale ale on this side of the Atlantic.

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Photo of charlatan
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Half pint at 'spoons Counting House in Glasgow. The beer is a light straw colour with a white head featuring large bubbles (not the standard mottled small bubble 'spoons head). The aroma is indistinct in typical 'spoons style though, but it seems lemony and maybe grassy. This lemon is very much reflected in the taste with a slightly more herbal finish. It goes down fairly easily: a slightly dry finish is tempered by a little oiliness on the tongue.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of TT--Cashout
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of EmperorBevis
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of davet100
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear amber gold body with a small frothy head. Maintains an attractive fine layer of foam.

S: Tropical fruit.

T: Very bitter. Lovely dry woodiness and a bit of rindiness. Very sharp. Mangoe and pineapple in there but subtle compared to your typical American IPA. Ah, the woodiness pics up a bit of an earthy quality and a bit of toffee. Very good balance of bitter-sweetness and it's lovely and sharp. The sharpness and hoppy earthiness are the focus of this beer.

O: Much better from the cask. Great brewery and I'm absolutely not at all biased. Okay, maybe just a little bit.

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Photo of sleazo
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of avalon07
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a sparkling clear texture. No real head to speak of. Some OK lacing.

S: An alright aroma of hops, malt, and a bit of citrus.

T: Tasted of light citrus and malt up front, with a surprising amount of hops in the finish. A decent flavor, but a little on the thin side. Needed to be more assertive.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: While this isn't a bad beer, it does fall into the same trap as other English beers: It's just a little too mild. Still, it is light and refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mungus
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of crnipeter
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear pale-golden body with short white head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma is a compromise between citrusy (lemon, lime) hops and biscuity malt base.I
get sulphury notes indicating a high sulphate "Burton" water has been used.

Malt flavor dominates initially but gets quickly overshadowed by citrusy hops and
appurtenant bitterness leading into dry finish with English yeast flavor. Sulphur is evident.

Medium-light body is crispy yet with somewhat creamy texture imparted by addition
of wheat.

Overall, a Special/Best/Premium bitter marked by collaboration of lemony hops, sulphury
water and English yeast (500 ml, BB 06-25-2013, into tulip).

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Photo of mdagnew
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of petluo
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of date bottle: drank 8th Apr 2012, best before 6th Jan 2012. Bottle calms 4.4%ABV.

Very light body and a good white head sat on the beer as it was poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard.

Like the cask version the aroma is citrus hoppy, with Oakham's distinctive yeast culture sitting behind.

Again like the cask beer the lemon citrus smells are within the taste too, not many malt flavours found but I thought this had more depth than the weaker cask one.

The 4.4% ABV sits nicely, good carbonisation and an all round fine bottled beer.

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Inferno from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
3.74 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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