Inferno Ale | The Lost Abbey

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785 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Corruption, Greed and Lust, they’re all represented on he books today. Tomorrow they’ll be stringing Gluttony, Desire and Sloth. Go ahead, tell yourself you’re better than all of them. But you can’t. Hell can be funny like that. Down here it’s all just sin. Everyone here is screwed just like you. They don’t care who you sliced, diced or cheated. No one is escaping this heinous place.

Your roommate is an axe murderer. Eerily, he’s not threatening. How can he be? The Fallen Angel owns your body, mind and soul. As such, no one can take your life. It’s already been taken. Or was it given? Neither matters. Did you seriously think you were living a virtuous life? At least Satan serves beer in Hell. He brews it himself right there in that flame stoked cauldron. Rumor has it the beer is straw yellow, bone dry and simply labeled Inferno.

Added by scottoale on 05-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
785
Reviews:
350
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
119
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Eziel
3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty fitting name because this beer is hot. Lots of yellow color and plenty of haze, big time carbonation and head formation, solid 1". Aroma was alcohol almost exclusively.

Damn, a little sweet, but a lot of hot alcohol. Such an "inferno". Clove. Not as dry as the commercial handjob would lead you to believe. I dunno, mouth feel is too carbonated, too hot, (too hot baby, gotta run for shelter. . . ) too much yeast/clove/spice rack.

One of the lesser Lost Abbey beers.

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sanitarium16
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Active bottle foams upon popping of the cork. Yeast and citrus fruit dominate the aroma. Pours with high bubbly, foamy head, cloudy pale golden body. Taste is mostly grapefruit and citrus, list and bubbly mouthfeel, effervescent , some yeast on the finish.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A slightly muted amber color with an extremely carbonated fluffy white head. Smells of green apples, yeast, and champagne. Taste follows and lingers with the slightest funk and alcohol presence and warmth, then finishes very dry. Cheers!

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Photo of cyclone
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CAcker
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richard927
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mikexw
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerribleTaste
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yeasty apples.....This is the first Ale I have purchased from Lost Abbey and I found it incredibly delicious. And really smooth for how strong it was. I mainly enjoy IPAs and this particular ale was like drinking a apple hopped mild IPA. It's alcohol content was barley noticeable behind all the apple and carbonated yeasty flavors. I will be buying this beer again, and quite possibly consider aging one for a while. But then again I have Terrible Taste ;p

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 12.7 fl oz corked and caged bottle with no visible best before date and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy straw yellow colour. Despite pouring extremely carefully, there’s was a crazy huge five finger fluffy white head that has super retention but eventually leaves lots sticky clingy lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Pear, apple with some lemon and a hint of banana and clove.

Taste: Much like the aromas, there is pear, apple, white wine grape and lemon to start which then settles to some banana and clove. Finish had some light boozy alcohol feel to it.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with huge carbonation.

Overall: An enjoyable solid Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hashmads
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
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