Inferno Ale | The Lost Abbey

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy coppery gold with a gigantic head that must be battled to the death. nose; yeasty bread, peaches, grape must, green apple, white toast, & light hay/grassy hops; delicate yet complex nose. taste; biscuit malt, hay, belgian yeast, banana, green apple/pear, grape must, lemon pith, light ethanol, & mellow citrus hops. crisp, lightly spicy & dry on the finish. massively carbonated & medium mouthfeel. a solid belgian that borders on a saison flavor.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, dated 10/26/2011.

Orange-amber in color, slightly hazy. Head is comprised of 2+ fingers worth of sticky foam that leaves quite a bit of lacing behind. Very good head retention with a skin of white foam that lasts for ages. Typical aroma of a Belgian yeast strain at first, followed by a foreboding overall fruity and malty character that declares this to be more than a run of the mill Belgian pale ale. Candied apple and assorted ripe fruit notes. I wish these were less muted, then this would score higher in the aroma dept.

Flavor is semi-dry with a nice malt backbone. Becomes drier on the finish with a mild hop bitterness. Mild alcohol warmth, plus a bit of alcohol flavor on the finish. Fruity esters combine with malty sweetness to yield a robust flavor profile for a pale Belgian. Figs, dates, golden raisins, and ripened, dried apple are among the flavor notes. Texture is soft and smooth with abundant carbonation, though a bit prickly.

Another well-done Lost Abbey brew. I'm sure a year and half in the bottle did this some favors, so your mileage may vary with a young bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, hazy golden hue. Even with a slow pour, two finger head is produced. Plenty of lacing.

S - Strong Belgian yeast scent right off the bat. Spicy, fruity, banana.

T - Poured pretty cold. Flavors come alive as it warms up. Yeasty spiciness. Not so much fruit. Alcohol is a present but integrated well.

M - Very good carbonation. Light mouthfeel with not much of a lingering finish. Very refreshing.

O - A good expression of a Belgian strong. Not a ton of depth but refreshing and delicious.

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Inferno Ale from The Lost Abbey
4.01 out of 5 based on 786 ratings.
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