Inferno Ale | The Lost Abbey

Inferno AleInferno Ale
786 Ratings
Inferno AleInferno Ale

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from corked bottle. Straw yellow color, just as the labeling suggests. The head on this beer is as big as it gets.

Not much to the smell, and a very dry taste, but it works.

It's a solid beer. Nothing special.

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3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

purchased at 99 bottles in federal way, washington.

large cork and cage bottle.

pours a semi-hazy pale yellow with a large egg-shell head, very good lacing.

smell of yeast, touch spice, some citrus.

taste is grain, spice, lagerish, some citrus, finishes somewhat dry.

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3.48/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet Belgian-style malt with some light alcohol but no fruity ester as I had expected. Taste is a mix between some sweet Belgian malt with some hint of alcoholic phenols but no signs or fruity yeast ester or floral hops notes. Full body with good carbonation and some alcohol showing. I can't say that this is bad but it is still somewhat short from Duvel.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of hopdog
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle.

This one poured a medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, fruity, some breadiness, and citrus. Tastes of fruitiness, yeast, spices, and citrus. Body a little on the lighter side.

Notes from 8/13/08

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

It's aight.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this one from a 750ml corked and caged brown bottle into my St. Bernardus chalice glass.

A= This beer poured a clear pale yellow color with a 1.5" snow white head. Loads of carbonation release helped retain the head for some time.

S= The aroma was very muted and consisted mainly of pears, a cracker thin maltiness, and some dry yeastiness. Plus some alcohol of course.

T= This ale tasted of thin bakery malts, fruity and peppery yeast, a hard-to-describe chalky dryness, and a dry alcohol finish. Not great but not bad either.

MF= Lighter medium body which is lifted a lot by the effervescent carbonation.

D= I wanted to like this beer, and it was not bad by any means, it just left me not caring about it. Sort of a "meh" experience for me. I don't regret trying it and will do so again someday, but this time I was not very impressed.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 rate.

25oz bottle. Surprisingly clear and light golden pour, with a medium white head. Yeasty and fruity. Very reminiscent of some staple belgium strong blonde offerings. Light tropical fruits balanced by a moderate hop presence. Nothing to freak out about, but good.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 786 ratings
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